Lismore Speedway promoter David Lander, looking ahead to another season.
Lismore Speedway promoter David Lander, looking ahead to another season. JACKLYN WAGNER

Speedway season starts now

THE lights turn on again at Lismore Speedway Saturday night for the traditional season opener – the running of the V8 Dirt Modified Lord Mayor’s Cup.

Promoter David Lander will again be at the helm in his third season of control at the venue.

Sixteen race nights are planned between now and the end of April next year, with variety the key factor. Again this season the ‘Kids Under-12 free’ policy accompanied by an adult will be in place.

“There is a lot to like about this season,” Lander said this week.

“We want to continue on where we left off last season and maintain that high level of family entertainment and value for money as the major priorities.

“I’m sure fans will see some great racing this season and I am really looking forward to a wonderful season, starting this weekend with the running of our annual Lord Mayor’s Cup for the V8 Dirt Modifieds.”

A stellar field has been assembled to contest the Lord Mayor’s Cup featuring the leading V8 Dirt Modified drivers in the country.

Current Australian Champion Peter Britten heads the entries which also include Lismore aces, former national titleholder Mark Robinson, Luke Oldfield and Andrew Pezzutti.

Former AMCA sedan drivers Murray Flay and Mick Sauer have stepped up to the V8 Dirt Modified ranks for the 2009-10 season and will be making their first appearance in the Lord Mayor’s Cup.

Kevin Britten, the younger brother of the reigning Australian titleholder, Peter, also has entered.

Organisers have received over 21 entries for the V8 Dirt Modified events which feature heats and a dash race as a prelude to the 30-lap main event.

The support divisions on the opening night will be Dwarf Cars, Street Stocks, Four Cylinder Sedans, Junior Sedans and Wingless (NOS) Sprints.



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