Top line-up for sedan championship
LUCAS Oil Lismore Speedway promoter David Lander believes Saturday night's NSW Modified Production Sedan Championship will be the most keenly contested in many years.
A stellar field has entered for the event that will see Todd Doyle, a man with plenty of experience at the Lismore Showground circuit, put his title on the line.
In addition to a big entry list from host state NSW, drivers from Queensland and Victoria also have entered. "The response from race teams has been magnificent," Lander said yesterday.
"We have received close to 40 entries for the championship. With so many good drivers in the field, I have decided to run the title-deciding final over a distance of 35 laps.
"With that distance, it will give the many drivers capable of taking out the event, their chance to stake their claims for victory."
This season's NSW Modified Production Sedan Championship was originally scheduled for the Goulburn Speedway in January, however insufficient entries forced track organisers in southern NSW to cancel the event. Lander responded quickly, and working closely with the Lismore Automobile Club, brought the state title to Lismore.
"The Modified Production Sedans are a very exciting class of speedway racing," Lander stated.
"The cars are very evenly matched and the close racing the division provides makes for very good competition where driver talent is one of the key elements."
Current Australian Champion Max Clarke (VZ Holden Commodore) has entered. Clarke is a fast runner around the Lucas Oil Lismore Speedway, by virtue of his national title success. He will certainly be one of the drivers to beat, as will former national titleholder Jason Jolley (VY Holden Commodore).