Wide-open race to test Mr Modified title contenders
THE Mr Modified series title is wide open entering the third and deciding round at Castrol Edge Lismore Speedway on Saturday night.
Several drivers remain in contention following the initial two rounds which have provided different main event winners.
The man who leads the charge is former Australian champion Scott Cannon following a win in round two at Trevan Ford Grafton Speedway and a runner-up result to Jai Stephenson in the first round on Boxing Day at Lismore.
Stephenson is the hard luck story of the series after he sustained a hand injury while loading his car in preparation for the running of the Australian Championship at Brisbane's Archerfield Speedway last weekend.
He underwent surgery for the injury last Monday and he will be sidelined for several weeks.
However, there are still enough drivers in contention to ensure the series goes down to the wire.
It sets the scene for one of the most keenly contested Mr Modified series titles in recent seasons.
"There is no doubt the decider will be beauty," promoter David Lander said.
"Whenever any series event goes down to the deciding race to determine the overall champion, there is always plenty of interest.
"Scott Cannon has really been the pacesetter and is the form driver and so he is entitled to favouritism but there are other drivers close enough in points to emerge the series winner if any of the front runners fail to get among the placings."
One of those drivers is the consistent Brent Hall who has placed third in both rounds' main event.
Grafton driver Chris Corbett also is in the reckoning following his second placing in the second round at Grafton.
A big support program featuring racing for AMCA Nationals, litre sprints, production sedans, street stocks and junior sedans also will be featured.
Gates open at 3pm and racing starts at 6pm.