DEMOLITION DERBY that was set down for this weekend has MOVED TO APRIL 18

DENNIS NEWLYN

The demolition derby, which was originally scheduled for Saturday, February 15, has been moved further back into the season and will now be held on April 18.

This follows in the wake of interruptions to the calendar due to wash outs. The event will still carry lucrative prize money with $2500 paid to the winner.

But there's more than just the folding stuff. The driver of the last car running will become the 2020 Australian Demolition Derby Champion.

“Moving it to this date now allows us to give the demolition derby adequate time to promote the event as the Australian Championship,” promoter David Lander said.

“Those who had already entered for February 15, their nomination still remains valid for April 18,” he added.

Entries will remain open throughout February, March and into early April.  Nominations can be lodged by logging onto the Lismore Speedway website (www.lismorespeedway.com.au), also via email (office@lismorespeedway.com.au) or by phoning 0400450205.

Regulations and specifications are provided with each nomination form and it does not take a major rebuild to ensure a car meets the required safety standards to enter, though there are demands placed on entries.

All drivers also must have insurance which can be purchased from the track beforehand and that also includes a one day fully regulated racing licence.

All cars will be checked and examined to ensure demolition derby driver safety requirements as per strict stipulations are met. Elsewhere on the Lismore Speedway website the nomination forms with rules, regulations and specification requirements can be downloaded.

It’s as simple as that to enter!

Even the driver who is judged the “Most Spectacular” will pocket a cool $500.

The money is good and the basic rules after very simple: last car running wins the big cash award!!!