Brisbane driver Nicholas James at the Young Guns karting event in Lismore last year. The Young Guns is on again this weekend with plenty of other sport across the Northern Rivers.
Brisbane driver Nicholas James at the Young Guns karting event in Lismore last year. The Young Guns is on again this weekend with plenty of other sport across the Northern Rivers. Marc Stapelberg

Packed with plenty of sport on the Northern Rivers

IT WILL be a big weekend of sport on the Northern Rivers with annual karting, soccer, speedway and surfing events to accompany baseball, hockey, rugby league and rugby union.

Lismore Kart Club expects to host more than 100 drivers for the 20th Young Guns Titles.

Practice laps start at the Lismore showground tomorrow with V8 Supercar driver David Russell making an appearance Saturday morning.

There are also two nights of racing at the Lismore Speedway as drivers contest the Australian Modified Sedan Championship.

It is the final event of the season with gates open at 3pm both days.

Meanwhile, Byron Bay and Richmond Rovers will resume their rivalry when they meet in the Anzac Cup premier division soccer final at Oakes Oval, Lismore.

There is also a FFA Cup clash between Bangalow and Lismore Thistles before the main match at 7pm.

Elsewhere, the annual Byron Bay Malibu Classic is on at Wategos Beach with a big finals day on Sunday.

Surfing starts tomorrow with the event believed to be the longest running single-fin competition in Australia.

About 150 surfers will turn out this year with the open men's division to be hotly contested.

Byron Bay has a home game against Lismore City in the first round of Far North Coast Rugby Union on Saturday.

There is also first grade games at Bangalow, Lennox Head and Wollongbar with a 3.15pm kick-off.

The second round of Northern Rivers Regional Rugby League is on with Northern United and Marist Brothers meeting in the Lismore derby at Crozier Field at 3pm Saturday. Other games will be played Sunday at Ballina, Byron Bay, Cabarita and Casino.

FNC Baseball and hockey games continue in Ballina, Goonellabah and Lismore.



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