Heats vital for 50-lap final
THE qualifying heats tonight for the Trevan Ford-NBN Grenville Anderson East Coast National at Lismore Speedway will be vital as drivers chase points toward the $5000-to-win 50-lap final tomorrow night.
Two rounds of heats have been set down for decision before two 15-lap preliminary events are run this evening.
Points gained from the heats and preliminaries will qualify drivers into the two Dash events tomorrow night, which will determine the starting positions in the final.
Queensland’s Matt Pascoe will be looking to continue the good form he has shown in recent months following his victory in the Carline Mufflers National Super Sedan series.
Pascoe has years of experience and comes into the starting line-up a strong favourite for main event honours.
He drives for the Ian Boettcher Race Team out of Brisbane, one of the most professional super sedan operations in the country.
Australian champion Darren Kane also cannot be ruled out of contention after another strong season and success in major events across the country.
The two-night fixture honours the late Grenville Anderson, a Murwillumbah driver who rose to national title status in Australian speedway sedan racing and is hailed as one of the greatest sedan competitors of all time.
Anderson is the only man to have won four Australian titles.
He was seriously injured in a crash at the Archerfield Speedway in Brisbane in the early 1990s and died in 2004 from the injuries received in the accident.
Members of Grenville Anderson’s family will be on hand to watch the final.
Promoter David Lander continues his policy of all children aged 12 years and under being admitted free when accompanied by an adult.