Need for speed: All four Weir brothers mad about racing
SIBLING rivalry and hard work is something Lismore brothers Matt and Sam Weir know all about.
The Richmond River High School students live and work on a farm before and after school to finance their way into the junior sedan division at the Castrol Edge Lismore Speedway.
They have followed in the footsteps of older brother Aiden and will compete in the latest round of competition at the Lismore Showground tonight.
Sam, 16, and Matt, 14, have both had wins in previous events and impressed speedway promoter David Lander.
“We’re out working every day usually,” Matt said.
“The farm life is good. You go out and do the work, then you have money to buy and build a car.
“Sometimes we’ll work the Saturday and other days we have more time to fix the cars and get them ready.
“We raced against Aiden last year and that was pretty cool too.”
Sam is now in his third season of racing and has plenty of wins under his belt.
Matt is starting to come into his own with their youngest brother Josh likely to start racing in the coming years.
“I won the last two races and I’m keen for another one,” Sam said.
“We’ve been coming here for years and we always enjoyed watching the cars.
“There were junior titles in Goulburn and Gunnedah and we got to go to them too.”
In other races, the third and final round of the Mr Modified series will be held tonight.
Several drivers remain in contention with former Australian champion Scott Cannon leading the charge.
Grafton driver Jai Stephenson is out of action after injuring his hand in Brisbane last weekend.
There is also a support program with AMCA Nationals, litre sprints, production sedans and street stocks also featured.
Gates open at 3pm and racing starts at 6pm.