COUNT DOWN TO NEW SPEEDWAY SEASON

Another season of oval track racing is a week away at the historic Castrol Edge Lismore Speedway.

In what will be a massive season featuring overseas competitors and some of Australia's best drivers, promoter David Lander is working around the clock to ensure that the 2019-2020 season is not only one of the best ever, but gets away to a flying start.

The season commences on Saturday, November 2, with the annual running of the V8 Dirt Modified Lord Mayor's Cup.

This will be the fifty-first consecutive season of speedway racing at the showground site.

“We know only too well the important role speedway plays in the city of Lismore as a public entertainment venue,” Lander said.

“What we are planning for this season will be quality fixtures and a high time that will feature a Speedweek tournament. We have the return of the high profile national sprintcar series, World Series Sprintcars, plus major events for V8 Dirt Modifieds and Wingless Sprints, divisions which will feature prominently throughout the season. We also have a number of support racing categories to ensure there is plenty of variety on each programme. It's all about giving the general public entertainment, value for money, and a good night out.”

The December-January period will be hectic, while the Speedweek component of the high time represents three meetings in seven days, (January 11, 14 and 18) in addition to a massive Australia Day double header (January 25 and 26).

This coming week will see plenty of activity at the circuit, with a pre season launch set for Thursday, October 31 commencing at 11AM.

The season opening V8 Dirt Modified Lord Mayor's Cup is one of the major events on the local calendar and always attracts a quality field.

This is an event that was introduced when Lander took over promotional control of the venue at the start of the 2007-2008 season.

In the past 12 years the Lord Mayor's Cup has developed into one of the genuine blue ribbon events on the Australian east coast V8 Dirt Modified scene. (ARTICLE BY DENNIS NEWLYN).