IN THE SPIRIT OF COMPETITION

THE Christmas spirit comes together with the spirit of competition at Castrol Edge Lismore Speedway Saturday night (December 1).

Racing on two and four wheels also will be a feature of the evening which celebrates the beginning of the Festive Season. 

Action of the two wheel variety will be one of the novelty events programmed as part of the annual Kids' Christmas Party, while the serious part of the night will be provided by the Production Sedans as drivers from New South Wales and Queensland battle for honours in “The Dream” main event.

The night is racing and fun mixed together – and especially for the kids who will participate in push bike races. This is a night of enjoyment for the whole family and it's again anticipated the kids will turn up in big numbers, equipped with their push bike and mandatory crash helmet, to compete.

It's a lap of the Lismore Showground Speedway bull ring in what sometimes represents a survival of the fittest. Promoter David Lander continues his admission gate policy by allowing all kids under 12 free entry. It adds up to a very special night put on each year by Lander.

“There's no doubt this meeting every season is very special and it's all part of the Festive Season spirit,” Lander said yesterday.

“Since I have been here promoting Lismore Speedway this is one meeting that has proven extremely popular, especially with families of all ages. It's wonderful to put this meeting on each year for everyone to enjoy.”

Children of all ages will be allowed to enter the push bike races, while their night will be made complete with an appearance by Santa Clause. Meanwhile singer Carola Woods also will be in attendance to sing five Christmas carols during the evening's entertainment.

On the racing side of things, New South Wales Production Sedan Champion Steve Jordan heads the line-up for the “The Dream” feature race. The Production Sedan division also represents the classic Ford versus Holden clash with drivers running either Holden Commodores or Ford Falcons. A big support car programme also will be featured.

Gates open at 4PM and racing commences at 5:30PM.