All Santa’s Christmases will come at once when he gets behind the wheel of a racecar at the Lismore Speedway meeting on Saturday night.
All Santa’s Christmases will come at once when he gets behind the wheel of a racecar at the Lismore Speedway meeting on Saturday night. Tony Powell

Christmas fun at the speedway

THE annual pre-Christmas Spectacular will be held at Lucas Oil Lismore Speedway on Saturday night with the emphasis on family entertainment.

Promoter David Lander has organised a big night in keeping with the Christmas theme, with prizes, competitions and giveaways through the evening.

The speedway portion of the program will comprise events for wingless sprints, AMCA sedans, litre sprints, street stocks, four-cylinder sedans and junior sedans.

A highlight of the night will be an appearance by Santa Claus, who is also keen to take to the track to show his ability behind the wheel.

Another highlight will be kids' bicycle races and competition to find the best decorated family car in the name of Christmas.

The bicycle races are a speedway tradition at this time of year and trace back to the 1950s when they were introduced for the 'ski kids'.

"We want to make this a night for the whole family," Lismore Speedway promoter David Lander said.

"At this meeting we move the emphasis away from strictly racing but we will still have some good speedway action to entertain our regular fans."

Interest will focus on the litre sprints, AMCA sedans and street stocks with impressive entry lists received for each category.

Lander continues his policy of admitting free all children aged 12 years and under when accompanied by an adult.



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