JANUARY 11: MR MODIFIED SERIES GRAND FINAL 50 LAP MAIN EVENT DENNIS NEWLYN

The Grand Final of the annual Mr Modified Series will be held at Castrol Edge Lismore Speedway, Saturday, January 11.

The main event is set for 50-laps which will give the strong contenders plenty of time to workout their strategies chasing victory.

The series is run on a progressive point score and round one feature race winner Mitch Randall has the chance to wrap up the tournament with another strong performance. Even though the preliminary heats also count, a top three finish in the main event for Randall will consolidate a series victory.

“The opening round main event also was over the 50-lap distance and it certainly helps the drivers to settle into a pattern as the laps unfold,” promoter David Lander said.

“There's plenty of time to stake a claim for victory by the prominent runners and it will make for an exciting night of V8 Dirt Modified racing.”

The track may go slick during the 50 laps which means most of the dirt is pushed to the top half of the circuit, with a hard, smoother line left on the pole line. Tyre selections with the right compounds to accommodate the 50 laps also comes into play. It makes for a fascinating contest.

The Wingless Sprintcars are also programmed, while action for Productions Sedans, Junior Sedans, Street Stocks and Nationals 4s also will be featured.

A contingent of Junior Sedan drivers last week were forced to abort their trip to Collie Speedway, WA for the Australian Championship due to bush fires. Wingless Sprint driver Mick Santin entered his two children Jaiden, 12, and Sophie, 11, for the event but got only as far as Ceduna and discovered the road was blocked for a further 400ks.

Meanwhile, the fixture represents the commencement of the Lismore Speedway Speedweek with three meetings scheduled in seven days.

Another major attraction will be the World Series Sprintcars Championship round ten which is set for next Tuesday night (January 14). American stars Lucas Wolfe and Cory Eliason have entered against a strong Australian line-up headed by nine times WSS Champion Brooke Tatnell.

January 18 sees a demolition derby/NSW Modlite title and Northern Rivers Junior Sedan Championship.