A CHRISTMAS PRODUCTION CATERING FOR EVERYONE AT LISMORE SPEEDWAY
BY DENNIS NEWLYN
PRODUCTION Sedan racing takes centre stage, along with the kids’ Christmas Party, at Castrol Edge Lismore Speedway Saturday night, December 2.
There is something for everyone with four and two wheel races programmed. The two wheel events cater for children’s push bike races as part of the Festive Season welcoming with Christmas approaching.
There also will be racing for Wingless Sprints, Junior Sedans, AMCA Nationals, National Four Cylinder Sedans and Compact Speedcars.
But, even more important, the meeting is all about getting into the Christmas Spirit. It’s an annual event promoter David Lander presents which is one of the most popular on the 16 – night season fixture list.
Santa Claus also will make an appearance in what will be a fun evening.
But there will be some serious racing also and the main event for the Production Sedans “The Dream” is wide open with a number of major contenders.
“The Dream” also presents the classic Holden versus Ford battle as almost all of the entires are either brands. Production Sedans are a highly competitive section with a high standard of racing professionalism.
The cars look good on the track with NASCAR-style sign-written race numbers.
Steve Downes (AU Falcon), Wesley Smidt (EL Falcon), Dwayne Vlody (XF Falcon) and Adrian Stott (FG Falcon) go into battle for the “blue circle” army against an onslaught of Holden Commodores. The numbers are certainly one-sided but the Ford drivers could spring a surprise.
Downes has posted some major placings, so good performances in the heats will certainly help his bid to take out the main event.
The Junior Sedan Cup also is up for grabs with a host of youngsters – potentially Australian speedway’s future stars – entered.
It’s also a big night for Wingless Sprintcar drivers contesting another round of the Lismore Workers’ Club – Driver to America series.
Trent Martin has stolen a march on his rivals and has bolted to an impressive 75-point lead early in the series.
Already, he has shown a brand of consistency that is required to win this season-long series.
The top ten standings entering this weekend are: Trent Martin (280 points), Mason Cattell (205), Michael Butcher (200), Andrew Gordon (160), Matthew Wright (145), Mick Reid (105), Kevin Willis (100), David Eggins (90), Matt Walker (85) and Ben Hull (80).
Gates open at 3PM and racing starts at 6.