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JANUARY MONEY MONTH AT LISMORE
BY DENNIS NEWLYN
JANUARY will feature the month of money super shows at Castrol Edge Lismore Speedway.
The Golden Anniversary 2018-19 season lifted another notch after the announcement by promoter David Lander of plans for an open wheel extravaganza with two big money nights of racing featuring the V8 Dirt Modifieds, January 26 and 27.
The $15,000-to-win V8 Dirt Modified Sweepstakes takes centre stage as part of the Australia Day celebrations.
“I especially want to make the high time of the summer racing season, and in particular January 26 and 27, something special with major attractions. The Australia Day two night shows are part of our regular calendar, but for the Golden Anniversary season I am putting even greater emphasis on this time of year with a major event for V8 Dirt Modifieds,” Lander said.
The AMCA Nationals Northern Rivers Classic, as well as a spectacular Australia Day fireworks display, also will be featured.
“I am putting up some very good prize money and I want to make January the month of money, with Super Sedans and Midgets also programmed during the month.”
Lander has changed his originally scheduled Sprintcar fixture on January 19 to a Midget show. “I am looking to secure an American to race at Lismore on this night to ensure it is a major event on our season calendar for the Midgets.”
David Lander is going all out to make the upcoming 2018-19 Golden Anniversary one of the most memorable in keeping with the circuit’s 50-year milestone.
The racing month commences on January 5 with the second and concluding round of the annual Mr Modified series supported with an appearance by the spectacular FMX stunt bike team.
One week later (January 12) it’s the Super Sedans’ turn to strut their stuff when the annual Trevan Ford Super Sedan Challenge goes under the flag.
A demolition Derby also will be held on January 12.
January at Castrol Edge Lismore Speedway represents five fixtures over a 21 day period in the busiest part of the season at the circuit.