ONE LAP TRACK RECORD GOES ON THE LINE
BY DENNIS NEWLYN DRIVERS from several different racing categories will be given the opportunity to break the one lap track record during the Saturday and Sunday (June 9 and 10) Winternationals at Castrol Edge Lismore Speedway. Six divisions will participate in the event with the National Four Cylinder Sedans, Junior Sedans and Compact Speedcars set to compete in the lap dashes during Saturday’s programme. AMCA Sedans, Production Sedans and Street Stocks will get their turn to take a shot at the record in the following day’s action. “It adds more variety to the programme and creates interest for the spectators as the drivers attempt to break the one lap track record,” promoter David Lander said. Meanwhile, it will be a particularly busy Saturday for the AMCA division. The AMCA Nationals Northern NSW race organisation will be holding its annual presentation night in one of the pavilions at the Lismore Showground after the meeting. The upcoming two days of racing will be daylight fixtures with a 1PM start and racing is expected to be completed by no later than 5:30PM. A highlight of the Sunday programme will be a massive fireworks display at the end of racing as part of the Queen’s birthday long weekend celebrations. Track curator Tony Powell prepares the track differently for daylight racing conditions as opposed to night fixtures. “We have to put more water into the track being a daylight meeting,” Powell said. “We will be helped with the track conditions on both Saturday and Sunday because it’s winter and it’s cooler so that will certainly accommodate the sun shining on the track surface to prevent it from drying out too much. “It’s just a matter of putting enough water into the track to keep the surface moist and to last the day. I might just put the blade of the grader across it on the Saturday morning to ensure the track has moisture deep into the surface and also to regrade the high line.” Gates for the general public will open at 11AM both days. This meeting will bring down the curtain on what has been one of the most successful seasons in the 50 year history of speedway racing at the Lismore Showground.