Speedway is on track for new season
THE speedway season is shaping as one of the busiest in years, promoter David Lander says.
Lander has scheduled 16 race nights for Castrol Edge Lismore Speedway, starting on Saturday.
Almost all fixtures through to the end of the season in May will feature a major event, including the V8 Dirt Modified Lord Mayor's Cup on opening night.
The V8 Dirt Modifieds will appear regularly, supported by the Wingless Sprintcars, whose numbers have increased over the off-season.
Support categories will include street stocks, national four- cylinder sedans, junior sedans, production sedans and AMCA sedans.
Lightning sprints, super sedans, speedcars, modlites and the high- horsepower 410-cubic-inch V8- powered open sprintcars will also be programmed at times.
"We are very fortunate to be in a position to call on a number of different car divisions to suit not only this track, but also our programming schedule,” Lander said.
"We do have our regulars that appear at almost all of our meetings, but there are divisions that we use at different times of the season when their racing schedule allows.
"An example of that is the Speedcar Super Series that travels around the country and when on the east coast always stops off at the Lismore track.”
This Saturday night features a big program.
Lismore Mayor Isaac Smith will attend to formally open the 49th season of speedway at Lismore Showground.
It is one of longest-running tracks in Australia, having started racing in 1969.
An impressive entry list has been received for the V8 Dirt Modified Lord Mayor's Cup, headed by a former winner, Andrew Pezzutti.
The Wingless Sprintcar drivers will chase early points in the Lismore Workers Club Driver to America series.