COMPETITORS can expect a super-fast track at Castrol Edge Lismore Speedway, Saturday night, February 20.
Curator Tony Powell has spent the past week “bedding in” a new surface after twenty truck loads of clay from Reeves Builders were transported to the Lismore Showground and spread around the circuit.
According to Tony, it's good quality clay that has been secured in preparation for the meeting which will feature round ten of the McCosker Super Sedan Series.
Tony reports the track is now in mint condition and the new surface provides the potential for some race records to be established.
“The surface is excellent and just so long as the weather plays its part, particularly on race day, we will have a very good track. There are quite a few variables I have to work with when it comes to getting the right track to accommodate all the divisions. It only needs a very hot day under the blazing sun or blustery conditions with high temperatures to make things difficult,” Powell said.
Few people realise how much work and time Tony puts into track preparation to ensure competitors race on the best possible surface. There's no doubt changing weather patterns (sometimes in one day) doesn't make his job any easier, but Tony gets the track right many more times than he gets it wrong and he is clearly one of the best speedway track curators in Australia.
The Super Sedan Association has provided a very impressive entry list featuring all the heavy hitters including multi national titleholder Darren Kane, Matt Pascoe, Wayne Randall, series point leader Sean Black, Victorian star Mick Nicola and Steve Jordan.
The variety programme also features racing for Wingless Sprintcars, AMCAs, Production Sedans, Street Stocks and Junior Sedans. Gates open at 4PM and racing commences at 5:15pm