The timing of the Super Sedans' appearance at Castrol Edge Lismore Speedway next season will provide the best opportunity for a good car count at the February 20, 2021 fixture.
Promoter David Lander has worked with representatives from the Queensland Super Sedan Association to ensure the scheduling fits perfectly within their season calendar.
The Lismore race night also doubles as round eight of the 14-round McCosker Super Sedan Series.
The February race date comes on the back of a very busy Tasmanian swing for most of the top names running in the QSSA.
January in Tasmania will be highlighted with the Australian Super Sedan Championship at Latrobe, while there are several other major events in the Apple Isle at this time which means six shows in 14 days in a particularly busy time frame.
After the completion of that hectic January commitment down south it gives the teams time to get back to the mainland, head to their northern home, and prepare for Lismore after a short break following the Tassie engagements.
“We want to get at least 18 to 20 cars, there ( at Lismore) and quite possibly more,” QSSA committee member and long time prominent driver Wayne Randall said.
“That's our aim and this will give the drivers enough time to come home and get ready for Lismore. If we made it a week or so earlier it would not have worked.
“That's why we decided on February 20. It also means that so many drivers who want to do the major shows, be it state titles, major open events and the Australian Championship, can do that so that when a promoter books us, he also wants the big names. It all fits into our racing calendar for next season
“We had to work out a schedule that does accommodate venues like Lismore.”
Dave Lander sees this date potentially workable for Lismore.
“We do need a good Super Sedan car count for what promises to be one of the best shows of the season,” he said.
“I wanted to get a date that not only works for me and the QSSA, but gives us the best opportunity to seriously promote the meeting with the use of the big names who will be available for this night.”
The Queensland Super Sedan Association has trimmed its season for the upcoming 2020-21 campaign to allow better availability of its drivers for all venues.
The domestic McCosker Super Sedan Series not only takes in Castrol Edge Lismore Speedway but rounds are set to be run at Toowoomba, Rockhampton, Maryborough and Gympie in addition to the QSSA's Brisbane Archerfield commitments.
The QSSA again next season will track all of its heavy hitters, including Wayne Randall, Darren Kane, Matt Pascoe and Sean Black among many others.
Meanwhile interest in the QSSA ranks focuses on the Chevy 525 V8 motor with aluminium block and wet sump. While not the cheapest, it's not the dearest either but, more importantly, fits readily into the racing budget of most competitors.
A spend of approximately $20,000 represents the purchase of a competitive engine with durability and longer racing stints between a complete “pull down” and engine servicing in addition to the usual regular ongoing maintenance.
The QSSA is encouraging drivers entering the Super Sedan ranks to use this suitably budgeted power plant with a capacity of 376 ci.
Next season carries special significance for Wayne Randall.
The 2020-21 campaign represents his 50th consecutive season of racing since he entered the sport competing in sedans at Lismore Speedway in 1971 – DENNIS NEWLYN