STEPHENSON NAMED NSW V8 DIRT MODIFIED CLUB CHAMPION

The V8 Dirt Modified 2018-19 NSW season presentation night was held recently at the Lismore Workers Club.

A good attendance was on hand to see the NSW club award winners for racing at Castrol Edge Lismore Speedway and the Grafton circuit receive their hardware. The awards also included the Sportsman Class which appeared last season at both circuits.

Highlight of the evening was the announcement of the NSW V8 Dirt Modified Club Championship for the previous season which was won by Jai Stephenson. Stephenson also received the Mr Modified Open Class trophy.

Mitch Randall also had a good night and was named recipient of the Open Class Pointscore and Lismore Speedway Open Class awards. Mark Robinson was named the Drivers' Driver for the 2018-19 season, while Dave Clarke, winner of the NSW Championship, received the state title trophy on behalf of the NSW V8 Dirt Modified Club.

Tony Dunn picked up two significant trophies, named the Lismore Speedway Sportsman Class Champion and Sportsman Club point score titleholder. Meanwhile there was a tie for the 2018-19 season Rookie of the Year, with the title shared between Zac Blanch and Wayne Simpson.

Other significant award winners named on the night were: Matthew Bellette (Encouragement Award), Brent Hall (Best Presented Car and Crew), Ray Eggins (Good Sportsmanship Award), Phil McNamara (Grafton Speedway Open Class Champion), Trevor Wiley (Grafton Speedway Sportsman Class Champion) and Bronwyn Pezzutti (NSW Club Person of the Year).