The speedcar of Nathan Smee, one of the favourites tonight.
The speedcar of Nathan Smee, one of the favourites tonight. JO RICHARDS

Lismore set for speedcar showdown

SYDNEY driver Nathan Smee is determined to regain his lead in the Triple X Speedcar Super Series when he contests the sixth round of the national tournament at Lismore Speedway tonight.

Smee was a standout performer in the early rounds and led the championship before losing top spot last weekend at Maryborough to Mark Brown.

Smee is a proven performer around the tight Lismore circuit with State titles to his name and he is confident of another strong performance, though he admits the opposition will be tough.

“It’s not going to be easy, but we have the car to get the job done, it’s now up to the driver,”he said in Lismore yesterday.

An exciting points battle has developed between the top three drivers, with Smee, Brown and Troy Jenkins all in contention.

Lismore Speedway promoter David Lander said he was confident of a big entry list, drawing from the impressive ranks of the Queensland Speedcar Racing Association.

“The Queensland speedcar scene has really undergone a resurgence in the past couple of seasons and I expect we will have upwards of 30 cars in the pits for this round of the Speedcar Super Series,” he said.

Another highlight of the big program will be a bash and crash demolition derby with $1000 going to the winner.

Lander continues his policy of children under 12 admitted free when accompanied by an adult.



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