Lismore brigade dominates sprintcars
LOCAL drivers finished first and second in the NSW Wingless Sprintcar Championship at Lucas Oil Lismore Speedway on Saturday night after Mick Santin took the victory over Ian O'Toole.
It was a great result for the Showground venue as the duo led third-placed Sydney driver Daniel Flood to the chequered flag.
In fact, Northern Rivers dominated the top 10 results in a genuine show of strength for the local ranks.
The state title was run under a threatening sky after late afternoon rain at one point cast serious doubt on the likelihood of the meeting going ahead.
Despite the weather, promoter David Lander was determined to run the NSW Wingless Sprint Championship and took every advantage of the "window of opportunity" even though some of the other racing categories ultimately fell foul to rain.
Several Wingless heat races and also the preliminary B-Main for the state title also were cut from the program due to the inclement weather.
Santin drove a superb race and earned the victory in the 30-lap final after he started well back n the field.
O'Toole was the man they all had to beat in the early stages after he raced to a commanding lead. Santin worked his way through the field and raced into second spot in the middle stages.
It was at this point of the race the only stoppage occurred after Queenslander Daniel Moes rolled his car with 19 laps remaining. He escaped unscathed as the race resumed and it was soon after Santin made his winning move.
Defending state titleholder Jay Waugh finished well back in the field.
The only other main event run was the Litrecar feature, taken out by Glenn Eyears.