Five-times Australian champions Darrin Treloar and Justin Plaisted.
Five-times Australian champions Darrin Treloar and Justin Plaisted.

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FIVE-times Australian racing champion Darrin Treloar heads the line-up for the inaugural running of the Sidecar Super Prix at Lismore Speedway this Saturday night.

Some of the best three-wheel exponents have converged on Lismore for the return of the sidecars after an absence of 12 years at the venue.

Treloar and his passenger Justin Plaisted are the form riders of Saturday night’s field. The duo have teamed up for the past seven years with an almost unbeatable race-winning record.

However, they face some tough opposition from newly crowned Queensland champions Brodie Cohen and Gareth Fergerson – the ‘new kids on the block’; both are in their 20s and seem destined for superstardom. The pair recently won the State title at the Brandon track in Ayr, Queensland.

Promoter David Lander’s policy of providing variety, entertainment and new attractions to the Lismore Speedway with the inaugural running of the Super Prix is set to continue this weekend.

“Lismore race fans who have never previously seen sidecars in action, I can assure them they are in for a night of excitement,” Lander said. “The sidecars are one of the traditional categories of Australian speedway with a heritage that traces back to the ‘30s.

“Today’s sophisticated Japanese engine sidecars are a far cry from the days of the HRD Vincent powered bikes. The current technology in sidecars is superb.”

Other sidecar combinations which will come into calculations are Jason Aldridge–Duane Dennis; Paul Newman–Daniel Newman; Wayne Munck–Yolanda Wilkin; and Phil Hudson–Mark Griffiths.

The sidecars will be supported by car sections Lightning Sprints and Dwarf Cars.

Promoter Lander continues his free admission for kids under 12 (accompanied by an adult) policy for this fixture.



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