PASCOE THE PACESETTER AT LISMORE
BY DENNIS NEWLYN MATT Pascoe is the driver to beat this Saturday night (February 17) at Castrol Edge Lismore Speedway in the 40-lap Trevan Ford Super Sedan Rumble The appearance by the wheel hiking Super Sedans also represents round eleven of the Brims Concrete Super Sedan series. The points have been dominated by Pascoe and he enters this weekend’s fixture a previous main event winner at the Lismore circuit. Pascoe is a former two times Australian Super Sedan Champion after both his title successes were won at interstate venues. Based in Ipswich Queensland, Pascoe’s inaugural national title win was recorded at the Perth Motorplex during the 2012/13 season, while his second victory came at Tasmania’s Latrobe Speedway in the 2014/15 campaign. He also won the 2008/09 National Super Sedan Series and continues to be one of the top runners on the national sedan scene. Pascoe has a close “hands on” feel for Super Sedan racing as he is owner-operator of the Sweet Chassis company which builds Super Sedans. This summer Pascoe has shown some of the best form in his long and illustrious career. “Matty is having a great season,” promoter David Lander said. “He is fast and knows how to win, especially at our Lismore track, but we have a good entry list and the main event should see a number of contenders to challenge Pascoe for the victory.” One of those drivers is Australian Champion Darren Kane who comes to Lismore fresh from his recent victory in the Australian Late Model Sedan title. Pascoe and Kane are fierce rivals on the track, but good friends on the other side of the fence. It all adds up to being a very competitive night of Super Sedan competition. A good field will be on hand including local star Tania Smith who made a strong return to racing at the Lismore Showground circuit earlier this season. Sean Black and Matt Williams have also been in good form, while the winning chances of Ian Brims and father and son team, Wayne and Justin Randall cannot be discounted. Racing also will be featured for Wingless Sprintcars, Production Sedans, Street Stocks, Compact Speedcars, Junior Sedans and AMCA Nationals. With little in points between the front runners, this weekend is another vital round for Wingless Sprint competitors contesting the Lismore Workers’ Club Driver to America series. Gates open at 3PM and racing commences at 6.