CARAVANDALISM AT LISMORE SPEEDWAY
BY DENNIS NEWLYN IT will be caravan carnage and boats will be battered in the bash and crash demolition derby at Castrol Edge Lismore Speedway Saturday night, May 5. Even box trailers will be accepted among the entries in a mechanical bull fight on four wheels representing the fun event of the season. Last car running wins in this seek and destroy mission. “It’s our annual fun event as we finish the regular racing fortnightly season with this family entertainment spectacular. We also have a proper racing programme for the hard core fans but, for the most part, this night is given over to the comedy antics that is part and parcel of the demolition derby, which is slightly different from the usual bash and crash events,” Promoter David Lander said. Cars towing caravans, boats and box trailers will be scrutineered prior to competition, however race officials are confident all safety standards will be met in order for drivers to be eligible for entry into the Demolition Derby. A spokesman said the safety standards are set out very clearly in documentation that goes with the nomination entry form. As much as the entertainment value is important for everyone to enjoy an exciting spectacle, safety for the competitors (and fans) is the major priority. Plenty of collision without much precision is assured, car bodies will be battered, doors demolished and mud guards mangled in the ultimate battle to the finish in which only one entry remains mobile in this epic caravandalism event. It will be the end of the line for old, unused caravans, boats and rusted out box trailers. Rule number one for drivers entered is to completely destroy the entire opposition and for further information on rule two, it’s best always to refer back to rule one!!!! In stark contrast, crashing will be the last thing on the mind of drivers racing for honours in the Wingless Sprintcar Driver to America Series. The season-long tournament, sponsored by Lismore Workers Club and Queensland Speedway Spares, comes down to just one winner-take-all race. “The reward is the air ticket to America, so there will be some pretty serious racing also on the programme with this big prize going to the winner of the Grand Final main event,” Lander added. It will be a shoot out over 25 laps featuring the top 20 cars and drivers in the season point standings. First to the chequered flag gets the air ticket. “I want to thank the Lismore Workers Club for their naming rights sponsorship again this season and, likewise, Queensland Speedway Spares for once again being a sponsor and providing contingency awards for the major placegetters. This is the third season we have run the premiership for the Wingless Sprintcars and it again has been very successful,” Lander added. Later in the programme, Wingless Sprintcar competitors with then contest the 100 lap Australian Wingless Sprintcar Grand Prix in a very busy night. There also will be a support card of racing categories in the variety programme.