V8 Dirt Modified racing will be featured over the next two weekends at Lismore Speedway. PHOTO: TONY POWELL
V8 Dirt Modified racing will be featured over the next two weekends at Lismore Speedway. PHOTO: TONY POWELL

Lismore speedway going out with a bang

V8 DIRT Modifieds have now been scheduled for the final two meetings of the season at Castrol Edge Lismore Speedway.

This Sunday had been planned as the season finale for the popular Modifieds, but the extra meeting on June 11 will now bring down the curtain on racing for 2016-17 in the division.

It helps compensate for a rain-affected season in which a couple of major fixtures for the V8 Dirt Modifieds could not be contested.

"The V8 Dirt Modifieds did suffer because of the wet weather and lost a couple of major shows on the original schedule," promoter David Lander said. "I have tried to make it up to not only the V8 Dirt Modifieds but all of our race car categories that lost out due to the run of washed-out fixtures.

"We now have this Sunday and the following week for the V8 Dirt Modifieds. All our regular categories will be involved."

The V8 Dirt Modifieds will be supported at the meeting by Wingless Sprints, Junior Sedans, Production Sedans, Street Stocks, National Four Cylinder Sedans and AMCA Nationals.

"We have seven divisions this weekend, while there will be even more race car categories added to the program for the following weekend," Lander said.

"That way all classes will get to race at our two upcoming end-of-season meetings."

In addition to the V8 Dirt Modifieds, interest on Sunday will focus on the Wingless Sprintcars.

The local contingent are still competing for honours in their domestic northern club championship and all of the top names have entered.

David Eggins will hope to round out a successful season over the next two weekends after he won the Wingless Sprintcar Driver to America series.

Robbie Mazzer also has enjoyed a strong season.

Gates open at 11am and racing starts at 1pm.


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