PEZZUTTI SEEKING CHANGE OF LUCK DENNIS NEWLYN

 

ANDREW Pezzutti will be hoping for better luck than his recent Australian title campaign when he contests the V8 Dirt Modified Scramble at Castrol Edge Lismore Speedway Saturday night, February 29.

He raced in Sydney last weekend and qualified for the final of the National Championship from the heats.

However his bid to win a third Australian title ended with a mechanical issue after just seven of the 35 lap title decider.

Pezzutti's locally built BM Engineering V8 Dirt Modified is ready to go this weekend as the V8 Dirt Modifieds return to the Lismore Showground after an absence of several weeks.

“We just move on to the next event and put last weekend behind us. Every race meeting offers a new challenge and that next challenge is this Saturday night,” Pezzutti said.

The V8 Dirt Modifieds will compete in heat events prior to the running of their 30-lap main event.

Meanwhile, the fabulous Legend Cars return to Castrol Edge Lismore Speedway for this fixture.

These dynamic little racing machines represent a page from the past and are a miniature replica of cars out of the 40s and 50s

The Legend Car division in Australia continues to expand its competitor numbers and always provides thrilling competition for drivers and is enjoyed by spectators. Legend Cars in America have been running for 25 years and share a close affiliation with its Australian counterpart. The Australian cars are built along exactly the same body shape silhouette as those racing at American tracks which also feature 30s and 40s Hot Rods.

They are a 5/8 scale replica of the real thing and are powered by a 1200cc or 1250cc Yamaha motorcycle engine.

It's a cost-effective category of Australian speedway with strictly controlled specifications under the sanction of Legend Cars Australia.

Also programmed at Castrol Edge Lismore Speedway this weekend are events for Street Stocks, National Four Cylinder Sedans, Junior Sedans and Production Sedans.

Gates open at 4PM and racing commences 5:30 PM.