LISMORE DISTRICT WORKERS’ CLUB CONTINUES SERIES SPONSORSHIP
BY DENNIS NEWLYN
Lismore District Workers’ Club will again be the naming rights sponsor for this season’s Wingless Sprintcar Driver to America series.
Lismore and Grafton Speedway promoter David Lander recently finalised details after a proposal to continue the sponsorship agreement was submitted in the countdown to the 2017-18 season.
Club executives have agreed to retain their backing of the popular series with rounds set for both venues during the 2017-18 season.
“I thank the Lismore District Workers’ Club for accepting the series proposal and I look forward to continuing a strong working relationship with this popular social club in Lismore,” David said.
As part of the sponsorship package, he has also offered a naming rights meeting and will ensure there is coverage of every point scoring feature race in the mainstream media throughout the season.
“We certainly appreciate the support and I know the Northern NSW Wingless division are very pleased to lock in sponsorship for the series. It gives the drivers even greater incentive to compete with such a good prize to be won, offering a trip to America as the award,” Lander added.
The series has proven extremely popular with drivers over the past few years and it will again be keenly contested over the long season ahead.
David Eggins took out the Driver to America point score last season after an intense battle among the major contenders which came down to a 15-lap shoot-out Grand Final between the top ten in the standings entering the last meeting of the 2016-17 season at Castrol Edge Lismore Speedway.
Eggins and Kevin Willis dominated the leader board before Eggins crossed the chequered flag first in the decider.
Soon after accepting the trophy when the Northern Rivers Wingless group held their end-of-season presentation dinner, Eggins said the series has not only created plenty of interest but raised the standard of local competition in the Wingless Sprintcar ranks.
“Nobody has a massive advantage and on the night any one of a dozen drivers are potential main event winners. The key to this series is consistency to score points on any given night and to remain in contention,” he said.
The ground rules remain the same for the 2017-18 Lismore District Workers’ Club Wingless Sprints’ Driver to America series.
The total number of Lismore and Grafton race fixtures for the 2017-18 season is 23 ensuring plenty of racing for the Wingless Sprints.
David Lander welcomes the Lismore District Workers Club as naming rights sponsor for the 2017-18 Wingless Sprintcar Driver to America series.