Lander’s Strict Time Call For Coming Speedway Season

CASTROL Edge Lismore Speedway promoter David Lander insists each race fixture this coming Golden Anniversary 2018-19 season must have cars on the track ready for the night's main event no later than 9:30.
This direction comes as Lander has placed greater emphasis on the racing time table and celebrations during the season to commemorate the half century of continuous speedway operation at the Showground venue.
“This is no ordinary season,” Lander admitted.

“There will be a lot to get through each night with special events and track side activity because of the Golden Anniversary, so I want to ensure everything comes together in a specific time frame.
“We have to be geared up to run a fast-moving programme that also allows for the various celebrations on the track and interviews with people that will be a big part of our great 50 years. It's important we get it right, keep the show moving, and have the meeting over by our 10PM time curfew deadline.
“But more than that, I am all for a fast moving, entertaining programme in keeping with what the sport is all about. Speedway also is a part of the entertainment industry.”
Lander also says each programmed race will have a specific time to be run despite the number of laps and what ever comes first, the fully completed laps or the elapsed time for the race, will complete the event and decide the winner.

“It's all about keeping the show moving and that is the best way to set this format in place right from the opening night.”
The most important Lismore season in fifty years commences on November 3 and is highlighted with the running of the annual V8 Dirt Modified Lord Mayor's Cup which will see defending titleholder Andrew Pezzutti attempt to retain the title.

There will be a special opening ceremony attended by special guests, dignitaries and former competitors.

There also is a full support programme to the V8 Dirt Modifieds.
Sixteen race nights are set down for decision between early November and next May.
The season will be officially launched with a gathering at the Lismore District Workers' Club on November 1 commencing at 11AM.

Dennis Newlyn

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