V8 Dirt Modified star Brent Hall says he is due for a change of luck when he contests the triple 20-lap feature races at Castrol Edge Lismore Speedway, Saturday night, March 9.
By his own admission, it has not been his best season after a crash last December caused serious damage to his American designed Troyer V8 Dirt Modified.
“We did a lot of damage back to the firewall and it meant a complete rebuild to the car before I could return to racing,” Brent said yesterday.
He has since returned to the track but this meeting presents the first real opportunity to put down a lot of competitive laps to get back into the groove again since late last year.
“At least with three feature races it give us the opportunity to get the car set-ups correct. Hopefully it will also provide us with a great chance to be competitive and even an opportunity to get a place on the podium.”
This evening's fixture will be one of the biggest of the season as far as the number of overall laps contested by all the race car categories.
In addition to the V8 Dirt Modified triple 20s, the Wingless Sprintcars also face a very busy night with the running of the 50-lap Golden Jubilee main event. The event is part of the celebrations marking 50 continuous seasons of speedway racing at the historic Lismore Showground.
With racing also scheduled for Production Sedans, Junior Sedans, National Four Cylinder Sedans and Street Stocks, fans will not want for action. Every class also will race in heats prior to their respective main events which adds to the overall total of laps on the race schedule.
“In terms of what we will be presenting tonight, it will be one of the busiest meetings of the season with not only plenty of laps but also plenty of variety,” promoter David Lander said.
Seasoned campaigner Andrew Pezzutti heads the V8 Dirt Modified entry list while there's any number of potential winning chances in the Wingless Sprintcar 50-lapper.
The race is one of the most important in the season schedule for the Wingless Sprint category as points are also on offer in the chase for the Driver to America award sponsored by the Lismore Workers' Club.
Michael Butcher, Jacob Jolley, Brad Claridge, Mick Reid and David Eggins, who are all prominent in the current point standings in the keenly contested season premiership, have entered.
The Wingless line-up contains many of the top runners at Lismore and also includes Warren King, Mason Cattell, Matthew Wright and Natasha Herne which sets the scene for a tough contest over the 50 laps.
Gates open at 4PM and racing commences at 5:30PM - DENNIS NEWLYN.
Caption: Brent Hall is looking for a good run in the triple 20s V8 Dirt Modified feature races tonight at Castrol Edge Lismore Speedway. Photo: Tony Powell.