Hot fields in speedway titles

DRIVERS from three States will contest the NSW Modified Production Sedan Championship at Lismore Speedway tomorrow night.

The best competitors from the host State will face a strong line-up of entrants from Queensland and Victoria.

Race officials have received more than 30 entries for the NSW championship, which is part of a State title double-header along with the NSW Formula 500 Championship.

Australian Modified Production Sedan champion Andrew Blackwell heads the entries in quest of NSW glory, while defending NSW titleholder Steve Price also has nominated.

A series of qualifying heats will be run to determine the field for the final.

Lismore is well represented in the NSW Modified Production Sedan Championship, with Greg Worling, Steve Downes, former national champion Jason Jolley and Gerry Flood the main chances.

Meanwhile, another Lismore favourite, Mark Robinson, will swap his fire-breathing V8 Dirt Modified for the smaller Formula 500 to contest the NSW championship.

Robinson had a run in the Formula 500s earlier in the Lismore season and was impressed enough to accept another drive in the class for the State championship tomorrow night.

Robinson is not the only driver who will swap classes in order to contest the NSW Formula 500 Championship.

NSW sprintcar star Steve Caunt started his speedway career in Formula 500s and still alternates between sprintcars and Formulas.

Caunt returns to Lismore fresh from an exhaustive season on the national sprintcar circuit to race in the State F500 event.

Promoter David Lander will admit all children aged 12 years and under free when accompanied by an adult.



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