BIG NAMES CONFIRMED FOR WSS LISMORE ROUND

The World Series Sprintcar Championship returns to Castrol Edge Lismore Speedway for the 2019-20 season and it will be an impressive line-up contesting round ten at the circuit on January 14.

Some of the biggest names in Australian Sprintcar racing will be on hand, with 11 contracted competitors already confirmed for the 2019-20 season title trail which will be held over 15 rounds.

National stars Kerry Madsen, Lachlan McHugh, Dave Murcott and James McFadden will spearhead the contracted drivers this season.

There is every chance the number of signed drivers to the series will increase even further in the countdown to the start of the season campaign. The overall total number of nominations for this particular round is expected to top 30 entries. American interest is high and there will be overseas participation in this season's series.

It's been several seasons since WSS last appeared at the Lismore Showground speedway venue. More importantly, the Lismore bull ring is one of the foundation tracks on the WSS trail and came in on the ground floor when the championship was inaugurated in the 1987-88 season. Promoter David Lander is delighted to once again host a round of the World Series Sprintcars Championship at his venue.

“I have had a long association with World Series going right back to my days as promoter of Sydney's Parramatta City Raceway and also the Newcastle Motordrome before I took over Lismore,” Lander said.

“It will be a great occasion next January when we welcome back the series trail and this high profile event to the City of Lismore. It has also been wonderful to work with Speedway Australia representatives to make this happen.”

Lander has promoted more WSS rounds than any other Australian promoter in WSS history.  “I don't have the exact number, but there also was a time when I ran the entire series across Australia for a season, then taking in rounds at my other tracks over the years, and Newcastle quite often hosted rounds, I would say the total number of rounds I have run would have to be in the thirties.”

Speedway Australia has got right behind Lander and released the following statement: “Lismore Speedway represents an important part of the NSW speedway landscape. As one of the few ‘traditional’ Showground venues remaining, it represents an enormous number of local competitors, and hosts travelling teams from all over Australia. Having invested heavily in safety upgrades at Lismore Speedway through our annual Track Safety Grant programme, we are delighted to see the venue continue a rich tradition of showcasing major events through hosting World Series Sprintcars in January, 2020.”

The 2019-2020 season commences at Castrol Edge Lismore Speedway on Saturday, November 2 with the running of the annual V8 Dirt Modified Lord Mayor's Cup. (Article by: DENNIS NEWLYN.)

Caption: Multi Australian Champion Kerry Madsen is one of the big name drivers who will contest round ten of the World Series Sprintcars Championship at Castrol Edge Lismore Speedway next January.