Kelly leads the field
Linigen comes to Lismore as one of the most talked about sprintcar drivers on the national speedway scene after her recent horrific crash at Sydney's Parramatta City Raceway created a media frenzy.
Footage of the spectacular accident went around the world, while interviews on both free-to-air and pay-TV networks' dedicated sports channels followed in the days after the crash.
Linigen, 29, is a seasoned sprintcar driver with 12 years experience behind the wheel.
She is a dedicated racer and her inclusion in the starting line-up for the inaugural running of the $25,000 Lismore Sprintcar Gold Cup will add plenty of spice to the action.
"First and foremost, Kelly is a serious competitor and not in speedway for novelty value," Lismore Speedway promoter David Lander said.
"She comes from a speedway family with more than 50 years involvement in speedway and she will be determined to put on a good show for the fans.
"Her father Brian was a super modified driver in the '70s, while her grandfather, John, rode sidecars at the Sydney Showground during the '50s and '60s."
Meanwhile, Linigen's nomination adds further strength to what will be one of the biggest sprintcar fixtures ever held at Lismore Speedway.
The entry list is headed by three times Australian Champion and seven time World Series Sprintcars titleholder Max Dumesny.
Dumesny comes to Lismore with over 25 year's sprintcar racing experience behind him. He has competed successfully in the US at the world famous Knoxville Raceway in Iowa and is one of the most successful sprintcar drivers Australia has produced.
He will be joined by Sydney youngster Sam Walsh who is making strong inroads into the national and international sprintcar scene.
Other Sydney drivers for Saturday's Gold Cup include Ian Loudoun, Adrian Maher, Darryl Campbell, Steve Caunt and Roddy Bell-Bowen.