Castrol Edge Lismore Speedway promoter David Lander is offering free admission to all Rural Fire Service and associated fire service personnel for his February 15 race night.

The kind gesture follows in the wake of the worst bus fires on record in which the Northern Rivers region was not spared.

The great work of the RFS has been acknowledged by everyone, including the Lismore Showground Speedway.

“It's our way of saying thank you to the fire fighters who faced such horrendous conditions day in and day out in the summer heat and the ravages of nature at its worst,” David Lander said.

“We want to show these wonderful fire fighters how we feel as a community and what it means to us as speedway people with heartfelt thanks.

“All we want to see at the gate is either a current RFS membership card or proof of current RFS membership or a current membership of any other fire fighting organisation, including the local fire brigade for our fire fighters to gain free admission.”

The local fire brigade were stretched to breaking point for days and weeks as animals and homes were lost in our area, NSW and across Australia! Fatalities also sadly occurred as the fires raged out of control.

RFS Northern Rivers Zone Manager Michael Brett says he is very appreciative of the speedway’s very generous offer of free admission.

“I want to thank promoter David Lander very much,” he acknowledged.

“I say that if any of our members want to attend the February 15 race meeting, it's being offered free of charge and it will be a great night out. Thank you again to David Lander and all involved with Lismore Speedway.”