CALLING ALL CARAVANS
BY DENNIS NEWLYN CASTROL Edge Lismore Speedway promoter David Lander says entries are still being accepted for the annual caravan, boat, box trailer demolition derby at his venue this Saturday night, May 5. He wants to make this demolition derby a family entertainment spectacular as this particular demolition derby is unique to the normal run-of-the-mill bash and crash spectaculars. “Anyone who wants to get rid of their unused caravan, box trailer, boat or dingy, we will take it off their hands. Whatever it is that can be towed, it can be entered in the demolition derby,” Lander said. Entries can be lodged by phoning the Lismore Speedway office (66212733) during business hours. This event brings down the curtain on the regular part of the fortnightly racing season and it’s always a fun event to send out the major part of the racing term on a high – albeit – humorous note. “We do want to make this an enjoyable night for families as it’s quite a spectacle and fun to watch this kind of demolition derby. The only problem is that after the meeting is over our track staff have to clean up the mess,” Lander added. They have time as the next fixture after this Saturday night will be a two-day show (June 9 and 10) over the Queen’s Birthday long weekend. However, it won’t be all fun and games this weekend. There will be some serious racing on the programme as Wingless Sprintcar drivers compete for an air ticket to America. It’s the grand final of the season-long Lismore Workers Club-Queensland Speedway Spares Driver to America Series that was washed out from last Saturday night. The deciding race will bring together the top 20 in the point standings from the 2017-18 season’s premiership rounds held at both the Lismore and Grafton venues. Michael Butcher topped the point standings and had a great season, but it now gets down to just one race in a winner-take-all 25 lap main event for the American air ticket at the chequered flag. It will be a very busy night for Wingless Sprintcar drivers, who soon after they race for the American prize, will contest the Hernes Freight Service Australian Wingless Sprintcar Grand Prix to be run over 100 laps. Add in heat races, the Wingless Sprintcar competitors will have done well over a ton of laps at the completion of the night’s racing. In addition to the demolition derby and Wingless Sprintcar events, there also will be action for Junior Sedans, Production Sedans, Street Stocks and National Four Cylinder Sedans. Gates open at 3PM and racing starts at 6.