BUSY SEASON AHEAD AT LISMORE SPEEDWAY
BY DENNIS NEWLYN
CASTROL Edge Lismore Speedway promoter David Lander says this season, which commences Saturday night (November 4), will be one of the busiest in many years.
He has scheduled 16 race nights between now and May, 2018, and almost all of the fixtures will feature the running of a major event.
One those very important annual races that is a traditional part of the season opener is the running of the V8 Dirt Modified Lord Mayor’s Cup.
The V8 Dirt Modifieds will again be one of the drawcards again this season with regular appearances, supported with action for the Wingless Sprintcar division, which has grown in entrant numbers during the off season.
V8 Dirt Modifieds and Wingless Sprints are two of the high profile categories at the circuit.
A host of support race car categories featuring racing for Street Stocks, National Four Cylinder Sedans, Junior Sedans, Production Sedans and AMCA Sedans will be a part of the regular programming schedule.
Lightning Sprints, Super Sedans, Speedcars, Modlites and the high horsepower 410 cubic inch V8 powered open Sprintcars also will be featured during the big season.
“We are very fortunate to be in a position to call on a number of different car divisions to suit not only this track, but also our programming schedule,” David said this week.
“We do have our regular regulars that appear at almost all of our meetings, but there are divisions that we use at different times of the season when their racing schedule allows. An example of that is the Speedcar Super Series that travels around the country and when on the east coast always stops off at the Lismore track.”
This Saturday night sees a big opening programme set to run.
David Lander has extended an invitation to Lismore City Mayor Mr Isaac Smith and says he will be in attendance to officially open the new racing term – and this is season number 49 since speedway racing was introduced at the historic Lismore Showground in 1969. Today Lismore Speedway holds legitimate claim as one of the longest running tracks in Australia with close on 50 years continuous operation.
An impressive entry list has been received for the V8 Dirt Modified Lord Mayor’s Cup headed up by former Cup winner Andrew Pezzutti.
The Wingless Sprintcar drivers will be chasing early points in the Lismore District Workers’ Club Driver to America series.