Speedway keeps major sponsor
LISMORE Workers Club will again be the naming rights sponsor for this season's Wingless Sprintcar Driver to America speedway series.
Lismore and Grafton Speedway promoter David Lander recently finalised details after a proposal to continue the sponsorship agreement was submitted in the countdown to the upcoming season.
Club executives have agreed to retain their backing of the popular series with rounds set for both venues during the season.
As part of the sponsorship package, Lander has also offered the club naming rights to a major fixture during the season.
"We certainly appreciate the support and I know the Northern NSW Wingless division are very pleased to lock in sponsorship support for the series,” Lander said.
"It gives the drivers even greater incentive to compete with such a good prize to be won, offering a trip to America as the award.”
The series has proven extremely popular with drivers over the past few years and it will again be keenly contested over the long season ahead, with 16 fixtures scheduled starting November 4 and finishing in May.
David Eggins took out the Driver to America point score last season after an intense battle among the major contenders which came down to a 15-lap shoot-out grand final between the top 10 in the standings entering the last meeting of the 2016-17 season at Castrol Edge Lismore Speedway.
Eggins and Kevin Willis dominated the leader board before Eggins crossed the chequered flag first in the decider.
"Nobody has a massive advantage and on the night any one of a dozen drivers are potential main event winners,” Eggins said.
"The key to this series is consistency to score points on any given night and to remain in contention.”
The total number of Lismore and Grafton race fixtures is 23, ensuring plenty of racing for the Wingless Sprints during the season.