APRIL is ramping up as one of the biggest months of the season at Castrol Edge Lismore Speedway.
The last four weeks of the regular 2020-21 16 fixture racing term offers something for everybody and it all starts this Easter weekend (April 3 and 4) when the fabulous, wheel hiking V8 Dirt Modifieds return to strut their stuff.
This is the perfect forerunner for one week later (April 10) that sees the annual Monster Truck Spectacular take the spotlight in what will be a wonderful night of family entertainment.
There will be plenty of action coming your way and that's exactly how promoter David Lander wants it for the next four consecutive weeks (April 3 and 4; 10, 17 and 24) to round out the season.
“It's a very big month with five nights of racing and I know how important it is to finish off a season late April on a high note.
“The Monster Trucks are always a very special attraction and the first two meetings in April are the perfect start to the month, commencing with the V8 Dirt Modifieds Easter Saturday and Sunday nights,” he said.
This coming weekend features the grand final of the annual Mr Modified Series after rain washed out the series decider early January.
The Easter Saturday main event final will be held over a distance of 40 laps. The Mr Modified series always attracts plenty of interest as an annual event and a good entry list is anticipated for the two nights of racing. The Easter Sunday night fixture will be highlighted with the running of the V8 Dirt Modified Easter Nationals.
All of the regular categories will compete over these two nights.
The V8 Dirt Modifieds for Easter Saturday will be supported with racing for AMCA Nationals, Production Sedans, Junior Sedans and the return of the Legend Cars. Then the following night (Easter Sunday) there are seven categories programmed. Wingless Sprintcars, AMCA Nationals, Production Sedans, Junior Sedans, Legend Cars and Street Stocks will be the back up for the V8 Dirt Modifieds. It's a very big programme of events in keeping with the Easter formalities.
“This is also good for all of our regular divisions as the supporting classes,” Lander added.
“That is because, for our final meeting of the season on April 24, the respective division track championship point standings will be finalised and the category class titleholder will be determined so points are still vital at this stage of the season. It also keeps the interest there in the season right to the very final meeting.”
Wet weather has hampered the 2020-21 season and included in that are the Monster Trucks which were originally scheduled for January 1 before rain cancelled the meeting. The next available date for the Monster Truck Spectacular was Saturday, April 10. A feature of this upcoming meeting also will be the running of the Junior Sedan Nationals which also were transferred to April 10 from a fixture earlier in the season.
STORY BY DENNIS NEWLYN.