HOME GROWN: Allan Jarvis, who had a memorable end to the speedway season after a bad crash at Maryborough.
HOME GROWN: Allan Jarvis, who had a memorable end to the speedway season after a bad crash at Maryborough.

Win to remember for Lismore driver

VICTORY at Grafton Speedway recently was especially sweet for Lismore V8 Dirt Modified driver Allan Jarvis.

Not only had he hit back after a crash at Maryborough nearly ended his season, but the win came in an Australian made and designed car.

All other cars are from the United States.

“It was great turnaround from the run at Maryborough,” Jarvis said.

That night in Queensland Jarvis thought his season had ended when he flew through the air and somersaulted, hitting the catch fence and wrecking the car.

“We thought our speedway season was over,” he said.

“But after a long, extensive rebuild, we managed to put the car back on the track.”

The car was new at the start of the season, designed and built by Kingscliff chassis builder BM Engineering.

A few weeks earlier, Jarvis had finished third in the 50-lap Mr Modified event at Lismore Speedway – his first podium finish of the season.

After winning at Grafton, he said: “It’s great to finally see an Australian-built car win, and that we have finally put the BM on top.

“We’ve been working really hard on the car all year and Brad Marr has put in many, many hours into building and tuning the car.”



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