SPEEDCARS IN NEGOTIATIONS FOR POSSIBLE JANUARY APPEARANCE

CASTROL EDGE Lismore Speedway promoter David Lander has been approached by the Speedcar Association of NSW for a possible appearance in January at the Northern Rivers venue.

At this moment it's still at discussion point, but the night of Saturday, January 9 has been put forward as an option.  While Lander is keen to continue communication with the Sydney-based club, much will depend on a likely car count from down south.

The Queensland Speedcar Racing Association (QSRA) also would be a part of the programme in order to draw good numbers from two states to provide racing at a sufficient entertainment level for the general public.

“It's a good opportunity to have Speedcar racing featured in our reshuffled January calendar and we can make this a worthy attraction in what is now looking a very strong January after the earlier uncertainties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and crowd restrictions,” Lander said.

There also is every indication crowd restrictions will be eased considerably for what health authorities label “community sporting events” which will greatly benefit the high time of the Lismore season. The January 9 fixture already looks set to be a boomer with the previously locked-in final round of the Mr Modified Series. The addition of Speedcar racing will be an added bonus for what potentially looms as one of the best meetings of the season.

The possibility of the Mighty Midgets being added to the schedule also follows in the wake of Lismore track's recent announcement surrounding the inclusion of 410 Sprintcar racing to the high time schedule on Tuesday, January 12.

Lismore will be a part of a four track tournament – also featuring Brisbane, Toowoomba and Maryborough circuits – known as the Super Seven Series.

Throw in the Monster Truck Spectacular at Lismore on January 1 and the New Year racing carnival at the Lismore Showground looks very promising. The season peak commences on Boxing Night (December 26) with the annual opening round of the Mr Modified Series.

Seven fixtures are scheduled within less than a month, starting December 26 and concluding January 24.

There's a strong possibility Castrol Edge Lismore Speedway will be back to normal with crowds numbers, setting the scene for not only eagerly awaited racing, but a return to ongoing better attendances and a racing atmosphere that has been missing since the outbreak of the Coronavirus Pandemic last March and earlier than originally planned termination of the 2019-2020 season – DENNIS NEWLYN.