BOYD SET TO CHALLENGE FOR STATE TITLE HONOURS

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BOYD SET TO CHALLENGE FOR STATE TITLE HONOURS

BOYD SET TO CHALLENGE FOR STATE TITLE HONOURS

BY DENNIS NEWLYN JOSH Boyd, who will contest the NSW Junior Sedan Championship at Castrol Edge Lismore Speedway Saturday night, March 17,  is looking forward to the state title challenge that awaits. Josh, 16, said he is “excited and keen to give it a go,” as he approaches one of the most important races in his early speedway career. When not behind the wheel of his Toyota Corolla speedway Junior Sedan, he attends Casino Christian School Year 11. He loves racing speedway because “I enjoy the skills and getting the car better each race and also meeting new people.” The Junior Sedan division is a nursery for girls and boys wishing to race on the speedway at a young age fully licensed by Speedway Australia and state government bodies. Boyd knows it will be a tough assignment but he is quietly confident he can turn in a good performance. “The competition will be tough, there is no doubt about that, but I certainly feel my car is good enough to win and I just hope that on the night I can have a good run and be in with a strong chance of being toward the front of the field in the final few laps.” The NSW Championship has attracted plenty of interest, with drivers from Cullen Bullen, Gilgandra and Narrabri also entered. A special attraction will be an appearance by the fabulous Jet Car. This is a fire belching machine that has a flame stream up to 40 meters and is capable of torching a car with its heat intensity. When the Jet Car fires up its 2,600 horsepower engine, the ground shakes. The engine is bolted into the rear hatch of a 1995 road registered Daihatsu Mira which up front in the engine bay has an operational stock standard production line motor. Owner David Nicotra drives the car on the road with the jet engine most definitely switched off, but it is a sight to see as it travels down a street! Meanwhile, it is an important round in the Wingless Sprintcar Lismore Workers Club Driver to America series. Michael Butcher has maintained the front running in the point standings over recent meetings and has the opportunity to further extend that advantage. The series is nearing completion and there are still a few drivers in contention, including last season’s series winner David Eggins, so points will be vital as the season reaches it concluding stages with only several more rounds remaining. The V8 Dirt Modified Rumble also will be held with a good field assembled to race for honours. Racing also will feature events for Street Stocks, Production Sedans and National Four Cylinder Sedans. Gates open at 3PM and racing commences at 6.

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