It all comes down to one race in the ultimate winner take all contest at Castrol Edge Lismore Speedway Saturday night, April 27.
It's the grand final of the Lismore Workers Club – Wingless Sprintcar Driver to America series.
Although leading for the latter half of the series points rounds, Jacob Jolley, despite his comfortable advantage in the standings, can still be beaten for the air ticket.
The season points are really only a qualification into the grand final and a new one-race competition is the final determining factor in which the driver who gets to the chequered flag first gets the air ticket.
Jolley does have the decided advantage as he is starting at the head of the field on the pole position, as series point leader, but he has to win the race over the 30 laps.
“Jolley has been the points pacesetter for at least the second half of the series and he has earned the right to start at the front of the field, but he still needs to get the job done in the main event,” promoter David Lander said.
The closest in points to him are Brad Claridge, currently placed second in the standings, and Michael Butcher who is in third spot on the competition table.
For Jolley it's the biggest challenge of the season, especially as he is recovering from a hand injury following a crash at a recent Lismore meeting.
He is returning to complete fitness and will be ready to give it his best shot. He already has one hand on the air ticket but there is still work to do.
The entry list is impressive and contains all of the major contenders that will ensure the 2018-19 season Lismore Workers Club Wingless Sprintcar Driver to America series is a hard fought grand final.
“I'm sure fans will see a wonderful race and with the main event over 30 laps, there is plenty of time for the top runners to stake their claims for victory. On the domestic racing scene for the Wingless Sprints in Lismore, this is their most important meeting of the season,” Lander added.
A fitting result would be a win for Jason Jolley after his dominance of the point score qualifying rounds in the build up toward the grand final.
Racing for AMCA Nationals, Junior Sedans and Street Stocks also will be featured on the variety programme commencing at 5:30PM - DENNIS NEWLYN.
Gates open at 4PM.
Caption: Placed second on points in the race for the American air ticket, Brad Claridge will share the upfront starting position with tournament leader Jason Jolley in the 30-lap Grand Final of the Lismore Workers Club Wingless Sprintcar Driver to America series at Castrol Edge Lismore Speedway Saturday night. Photo: Tony Powell.