The annual running of the V8 Dirt Modified Lord Mayor's Cup will be the highlight of the upcoming Saturday night, October 31 fixture at Castrol Edge Lismore Speedway.

The event was introduced when current promoter David Lander took over control of the venue 14 years ago. In that time this race has grown in status to become one of the most prestigious events on the Lismore season calendar.

City of Lismore Mayor Isaac Smith will be in attendance to see the 2020 winner receive the coveted prize.

“The Lord Mayor's Cup has become one of the most keenly contested events at the track and I am expecting this year's race will be just as exciting as some of the great events in the past,” Lander said.

The venue is governed by the current COVID-19 restricted crowd numbers to no more than 500 and the opening meeting of the season on October 17 was run within those requirements.

“It's what we have to do to abide by community regulations surrounding the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. While it's not ideal, at least we have started our season and it gives competitors the opportunity to get onto the track and race their cars,” Lander explained.

In keeping with this policy, the top gate near the pavilions at the eastern end of the circuit will be the only public admission gate opened at the next meeting.

The V8 Dirt Modifieds will be supported with racing for Wingless Sprintcars, AMCA Nationals Sedans, Production Sedans, Street Stocks, Junior Sedans and National Four Cylinder Sedans.

The form driver in the V8 Dirt Modified ranks in the countdown to the V8 Dirt Modified Lord Mayor's Cup is Mitch Randall who was the main event winner at the circuit on opening night after he relegated strong runners David Clarke and Andrew Pezzutti to the minor placings.

A series of heats will be held as a prelude to the Lord Mayor's Cup main event.