Castrol Edge has invested heavily in local speedway. In addition to venue sponsorship, the company also supports multi Australian V8 dirt modified champion Mark Robinson (pictured).
Castrol Edge has invested heavily in local speedway. In addition to venue sponsorship, the company also supports multi Australian V8 dirt modified champion Mark Robinson (pictured). Tony Powell

New naming rights for speedway

THE speedway season at Lismore Showground starts tonight and with it comes new naming rights for venue sponsor Castrol Edge.

Negotiations were completed and signed off this past week and the agreement is for the next three seasons.

Castrol, in partnership with Global Lubricant Distributors, will realise the potential of not only exposure but also the opportunity to support customers as well as the Lismore and wider, Northern Rivers communities.

In announcing the new corporate partner, Lismore Speedway promoter David Lander said he was delighted to welcome Castrol Edge as the naming rights sponsor of the venue.

"It is wonderful Lismore Speedway is aligned with the biggest brand in the oil industry," Lander said.

"Castrol and Global Lubricant Distributors are great to work with and everything was done very efficiently as we reached an agreement.

"Right now the venue is being refurbished with Castrol Edge branding as we move into an era at Castrol Edge Lismore Speedway."

Castrol Edge also sponsors multi Australian V8 dirt modified champion Mark Robinson.

The highlight of the season opener tonight will be the running of the V8 Dirt Modified Lord Mayor's Cup.

Both V8 dirt modifieds and wingless sprintcars will contest round three of the Driver to America series.

A full support card also will be featured.

Gates open at 3pm, with racing from 6pm.



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