Kane is willing and able to win
AUSTRALIAN super sedan champion Darren Kane heads the entries for the NBN-Trevan Ford Grenville Anderson East Coast National at Lismore Speedway on Friday and Saturday nights.
The best drivers from New South Wales and Queensland will contest the rich event which culminates in a $5000-to-win 50-lap final on Saturday evening.
Kane comes to Lismore after strong recent performances in the National Super Sedan Series.
Queensland’s Matt Pascoe also looms as a strong contender following his victory in the 10-round national series.
Pascoe is in peak form and enters as a big threat for honours in the championship finale.
Local interest will centre on Tania Smith, whose career started at Lismore Speedway more than two decades ago.
Wayne and Ian Brims, Steve Jordan and Michael Doblo also enter into calculations.
The race honours one of the icons of Australia sedan racing, the late Grenville Anderson, who is the only man in national speedway history to win four Australian sedan championships.
Grenville died in 2004 from injuries sustained in a Brisbane race crash in the early 1990s.
Members of his family will be at Lismore Speedway this weekend to see the event run in his honour.
Promoter David Lander knows the importance of the race and what it means to so many patrons.
“Grenville made his name at Lismore Speedway and was one of the all-time favourites at the circuit,” Lander said.
“There are many fans who remember him and for them it will certainly be a special night.
“We have some of the leading super sedan drivers in the country on hand, so it will be a great race in honour of a great driver.”
Children aged 12 and under will be admitted free when accompanied by an adult.