HIGH FLYING ACTION AT LISMORE SPEEDWAY THIS WEEKEND
BY DENNIS NEWLYN
BIKE riders will be tumbling through the air and some of the best Speedcar drivers in Australia will be flying around the track at Castrol Edge Lismore Speedway Saturday night, March 3.
The family entertainment spectacular will feature the appearance of the death-defying Aussie FMX motocross stunt team in addition to a round of the Diamond Air National Speedcar Super Series.
Another round of the Wingless Sprintcar Driver to America series also will be held while other support race car categories are programmed.
The stunt bike team has added several new acrobatic stunts to their high-flying repertoire for this weekend.
The motocross riders will perform ramp jumps, somersaults, reverse twists and all this high above the ground in the ultimate thrill seeking acrobatic performance.
These riders are some of the most professional in the country and the FMX team has found time to stop off at the Lismore Showground in their busy itinerary around the nation.
Meanwhile, on the track the Speedcars return to Castrol Edge Lismore Speedway for round four of the Diamond Air National Speedcar Super Series currently led by Victorian Champion Travis Mills.
SSS Manager Ken Jenkins says the list of entries features drivers from Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria and is highlighted with the appearance of recently crowned 17 year-old Australian Speedcar Champion Kaidon Brown from Sydney. “There has been a good response from drivers for the Lismore round and the appearance of Kaidon Brown certainly adds plenty of strength to the starting line-up.”
Brown is the youngest ever winner of the national title in the 77 year history of the event. Mills takes a near 600 point advantage over second-placed Michael Stewart into this round and a good performance by Mills will almost certainly put the series beyond reach with only one more remaining round (in Sydney next April) after Lismore.
Mills also comes to Lismore as a previous SSS round winner after he took out the main event at Mount Gambier’s Borderline Speedway last month.
Meanwhile Michael Butcher currently leads the Wingless Sprintcar Driver to America series. He enjoys a 75 point advantage over last season’s tournament winner David Eggins.
Gates open at 3pm this Saturday and racing commences at 6.