A BIG JANUARY fixture schedule just got even bigger with the additional date – January 12 – entered for another 410 V8 Sprintcar night.

It comes not only at the high time of the season but in a jam-packed month of action at Castrol Edge Lismore Speedway with meetings also set for January 1 (Monster Trucks FMX free style motocross/fireworks), January 8 (Mr Modified Series Grand Final) and January 15 (Super Sedans Northern Rivers Classic/Junior Sedan Nationals).

With Boxing Night (December 26) featuring the opening round of the annual Mr Modified series also included, it represents five shows in just three weeks!

Now, with an extra date in that time frame found for another meeting featuring the fabulous 410 V8 Sprintcars, it will make January a boomer and a month of high speed action not to be missed.

“It's the best time of the season and we need to put on these major attractions that will obviously be great speedway entertainment for our fans. The 410 Sprintcars are the massive bonus on the schedule and by January we should have border restrictions in and out of Queensland eased considerably, so it all adds up to a potential high car count,” promoter David Lander said.

The January 12 Sprintcar Showdown is a wonderful follow up to the 410 Sprintcars' early season appearance at Lismore on November 20. The spectacular winged machines made a sensational return with some thrilling racing watched by a big crowd as Pottsville's Mick Sauer took honours in the 30-lap feature race.

The cars were drawn from strictly New South Wales (under the sanction of the Sprintcar Association of New South Wales) and the numbers were sufficient enough for a successful show.

So, after November 20, it augurs well for the upcoming January race date.

January 12 falls at a time when some Sprintcar teams from the northern state will be preparing to head south for the Grand Annual Sprintcar Classic at Warrnambool's Premier Speedway (January 21, 22 and 23) and so is an enticement for the early departing travellers to stop off at the Lismore Showground. (STORY BY DENNIS NEWLYN).