Race legend honoured
THIS Friday and Saturday night at Lismore Speedway one of the genuine hometown legends of Australian sedan racing, the late, great Grenville Anderson, will be honoured with a race in his name.
The event will bring together some of the best super sedan drivers in the country for the running of the Trevan Ford-NBN Grenville Anderson East Coast National.
Promoter David Lander has put up a $5000 pay out to the winner, with good prizemoney distributed down through the placings.
The night is a very special occasion for long-time followers of Lismore Speedway who watched Grenville Anderson race to a number of impressive victories at the circuit in the 1970s and ’80s.
Anderson passed way in 2004 as a result of injuries sustained in a race crash in Brisbane 12 years earlier.
Grenville Anderson is the only man in Australian speedway sedan racing history who has won four Australian Championships.
Lander said yesterday he was delighted to run an event in his name.
“Grenville was a great driver who was a Lismore Speedway home-grown product, an icon and a true legend of the sport,” he said.
“I am also delighted to welcome members of Grenville’s family who will be in attendance.”
Anderson was inducted into the National Association of Speedway Racing (NASR) Hall of Fame in 2007.
The starting line-up at Lismore Speedway this weekend is headed by current Australian Super Sedan champion Darren Kane who won the national crown at the Lismore venue last season.
Local Tania Smith also is among the nominations for the event, along with Wayne and Ian Brims.
The entries also include Queenslander Matt Pascoe, fresh form his victory in the ten-round Carline Mufflers National Super Sedan series.
The Friday night fixture will feature qualifying events, building toward the lucrative 50-lap grand final the following night.
Lander again continues his policy of children under 12 admitted free accompanied by an adult.