BROTHERS Nathan and Ben Gordon won't be looking out for each other but racing their own race in a bid to win 'The Dream' Production Sedan main event at Castrol Edge Lismore Speedway Saturday night, November 30.
An approach probably not akin to the Christmas spirit at the track for this evening's fixture which also doubles as a night of fun for the kids, highlighted with push bike racing and novelty events.
Brotherly love is left at home on the kitchen table and it's every man for himself in pursuit of victory and the winner's cheque.
Neither will give each other any favours – let alone racing room – if they're at the head of the field in the final laps with the chequered flag in sight.
“That's the way it is,” Nathan, 32, said. “It's racing, and everyone wants to win.
“I know if it's Ben leading and I have a chance of passing him for the win, I will. I know Ben would do the same to me if the roles were reversed."
The rivalry is only on the track as part of the racing game. Ben, 27, is just as keen as Nathan to win "The Dream."
However, both are aware there are plenty of contenders to worry about as well.
Promoter David Lander says, the 30-lap feature race is the ideal distance for the top runner to press victory claims.
“There's plenty of laps for the stars to shine brightly,” he said.
“A long distance race like this allows drivers to work out their race plan and the tactics to employ as the race unfolds. It promises to be a very good race with such an impressive field on hand."
The Lismore regulars will be joined by drivers from across the border in Queensland and there are any number of chances.
Tonight will be a kids Christmas party celebration as well as hard core speedway racing.
Children will participate in push bike races and fun events to welcome the start of the Christmas Festive Season.
This annual pre-Christmas night has proven very popular in recent years and is a lot of fun for everyone.
Santa will make his first public appearance for the 2019 Christmas countdown and will participate in some of the events – including a speedway sedan race!
It will be a different night this evening – a special occasion as Santa and speedway come together on the same programme.
It's also a very important night for Wingless Sprintcar drivers who will contest another round of their BH Contracting Driver to America series. It's a congested leader board with only 35 points separating the top five in current standings. Michael Butcher (260) holds a ten point advantage over Ben Hull (250) followed by Trent Martin, David Eggins and Jacob Jolley all locked on 225 points.
AMCA Sedans, Junior Sedans, National Four Cylinder Sedans and Street Stocks also will be featured at tonight's Christmas fixture.
Gates open at 4PM and racing commences at 5:30. (ARTICLE BY DENNIS NEWLYN).
Caption: Nathan Gordon checks out his Holden Commodore race car in the countdown to 'The Dream' Production Sedan 30-lap feature race at Castrol Edge Lismore Speedway. Photo: Tony Powell.