LOCAL area company BH Contracting will be the naming rights sponsor for the 2019-20 season Wingless Sprintcar Driver to America series at Castrol Edge Lismore Speedway.

Announcing details, promoter David Lander said this is the first season the company has been involved as a chief corporate backer and major sponsor of the popular series.

“I want to sincerely thank company owner, Wingless driver Ben Hull, for his valued sponsorship support. Ben was quick to accept our proposal and I am pleased to welcome BH Contracting as the new naming rights Wingless series sponsor for next season.”

The sponsorship involves an air ticket to America or a cash incentive to the equivalent, while BH Contracting also will present bonus prize money for the runner-up and third placed drivers in the final point standings for the series.

The company provides agricultural services, tipper hire, digger hire, float hire and bulk haulage. Ben, 30, is in his third year racing in the Wingless Sprintcar division and says one of the major reasons for accepting the naming rights sponsorship agreement was to assist and further develop the Wingless category.

“I wanted to sponsor my own class that I race in to help foster the division,” Ben said.

“What I hope we can achieve with the sponsorship is greater support and interest for the Wingless division in this area and I hope the sponsorship entices more competitors to show up for every round.”

Ben also wanted to take the opportunity to mention his own race team and acknowledge the involvement of his dad, Gary who “does all the work on the race team.”

Ben also added: “He prepares the car for each race meeting with the help of my brother, Michael, on race nights.”

Ben Hull runs a Maxim chassis car and is looking forward to the season ahead at Castrol Edge Lismore Speedway in which Wingless Sprintcars figure prominently in the season schedule.

The opening round of the 2019-2020 season BH Contracting Wingless Sprintcar Driver to America series will be held at the season opener on November 2.