THE battle for honours in Saturday night's (April 6) Trevan Ford 50-lap Golden Jubilee Super Sedan main event at Castrol Edge Lismore Speedway represents a race within a race for the major contenders.
The half century marathon also doubles as round 15 of the Brims Concrete Super Sedan series, sanctioned by the Super Sedan Association of Queensland, and is part of their 18 race season-long championship trail.
There's an intense points battle at the top of the leader board between tournament front runner Matt Pascoe and Lismore home-grown product Wayne Randall.
Not only is there the glory of victory in the prestigious Golden Jubilee feature race celebrating 50 years of non-stop speedway action at the Lismore Showground, but a good performance this Saturday night by either driver could go a long way to clinching the 2018-19 season series title which also takes in Queensland tracks.
Only three points separates the top two entering this weekend's round.
“There is a lot riding on the outcome of the Golden Jubilee 50 lapper,” promoter David Lander said.
“Both Matt Pascoe and Wayne Randall are highly experienced competitors who have driven a lot of laps around the Lismore track, so the fifty lapper could well become a match race between the two if they are at the head of the field with the points being so close and important in their own series.”
Randall knows every part of the Lismore track after he started his career at the venue in 1971.
His family is deeply entrenched in Lismore Speedway history virtually since day one when the first of the 50 seasons at the Showground track commenced on November 22, 1969.
His father Col raced in that very first season and campaigned at the circuit for a number of years, while Wayne's mother Gloria-June has been a lap scorer at the Lismore venue for over three decades.
The nomination list for this weekend contains some heavy hitters in the Super Sedan division featuring Darren Kane, Sean Black, David Musch, Ian Brims, Tania Smith and Wayne Randall's son, Justin Randall.
The Super Sedans will be supported with racing for Wingless Sprints, Production, Junior and National Four Cylinder Sedans, Street Stocks and Compact Speedcars.
With Super Sedans the major attraction on the race card, a sausage sizzle will be held Saturday morning at the down town Trevan Ford dealership between 10:00 – 11:30.
It's a great opportunity for fans and the general public to meet and greet some of the big name drivers and inspect their cars.
Meanwhile, Saturday's race fixture commences at 5:30PM while gates open at 4.
Caption: Matt Pascoe holds a narrow points lead in the Brims Concrete Super Sedan series entering Saturday's night's Trevan Ford 50-lap Golden Jubilee feature race at Castrol Edge Lismore Speedway. Photo: Tony Powell.