Oldfield could hold the key

CONSISTENCY will be the key to success in Saturday night’s Mr Modified twin-25 lap main events at Lismore Speedway.

And if there’s one man to have that vital ingredient, it’s the defending champion, Luke Oldfield.

Oldfield displayed plenty of it throughout the 50-lap event to win it last time.

His competitors will need to figure prominently in the results of both feature races in their bid to be wrest his crown and win the overall Mr Modified title.

It is an exciting concept for the 50-lap Mr Modified event that ensures both features will be keenly contested.

“It’s all about being there at the finish of both feature races,” Lismore Speedway promoter David Lander said. “With both 25-lap races on the line, the qualifying heats will be very important to determine starting positions in the first 25 lap main event.”

The Mr Modified title will be highlighted with a mandatory pit stop at half distance after the completion of the inaugural race.

It will be a time-out period between both 25 lappers when crews will be stationed on the infield to work on their respective cars.

This will give patrons the opportunity to see the pit crews in action as they service their car by taking on fuel and new tyres before the completion of the second 25-lap stanza.

It all adds up to a night of excitement for the fans and the overall winner of the Mr Modified event will be the best performer from the two events.

The last time the Mr Modified race was held at Lismore Speedway was way back in December 2008. It seems ages ago and obviously because the original date for this season’s Mr Modified showdown was washed out, hence the running of the race this weekend.

Jai Stephenson was runner-up last time and two-time Australian Champion Peter Britten was third.

The support race car categories will be Dwarf Cars, AMCA Nationals, Street Stocks, Four Cylinder Sedans and Junior Sedans.

David Lander will again admit all children aged 12 years and under free of charge provided they are accompanied by an adult.

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