Speedway: Firth on top form for V8 Dirt Modifieds
ANDREW Firth is the form driver entered for the season-opening V8 Dirt Modified Lord Mayor's Cup at Castrol Edge Lismore Speedway on Saturday night.
Firth, who recently took out the 30-lap main event at Grafton Speedway, is equal leader in the Driver to America series, getting his campaign off to a good start.
The Lismore meeting doubles as the third round of the V8 Dirt Modified Driver to America series after the first two rounds were held at Grafton.
Firth will face some tough opposition.
The 2014 Lord Mayor's Cup winner Andrew Pezzutti, who has shelved retirement plans, has entered and is ready for another tough season of competition.
Promoter David Lander said the entry list for the V8 Dirt Modified race, which will be watched by Lismore Mayor Jenny Dowell, was impressive.
Australian V8 Dirt Modified champion Jai Stephenson and former national titleholder Scott Cannon are among the nominations.
There are six entries from Queensland drivers.
Among them is Kevin Britten, who only recently returned from competing in the United States.
Meanwhile, the Wingless Sprintcars have early-season feature race winners Mick Santin and Jamie Usher in the Lismore starting line-up.
Gates open at 3pm with racing from 6pm.