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SPEEDWAY: Extra incentives at for top 10 drivers

RACING: Wingless Sprintcar drivers compete at the season opener at Trevan Ford Grafton Speedway.
RACING: Wingless Sprintcar drivers compete at the season opener at Trevan Ford Grafton Speedway. Tony Powell

SPEEDWAY: Local Wingless Sprintcar drivers are excited about the chance of booking a flight at season's end as the winner of the Driver to America season premiership series, which starts with the opening round at Trevan Ford Grafton Speedway on Saturday, October 1.

With an air ticket as the prize already confirmed, the tournament was given even more momentum this week after an agreement was inked with speedway parts supplier Queensland Speedway Spares to make the deal just that little bit sweeter. Also included in the prize package is $2000 worth of in-store vouchers to be paid out in a prize pool for the top 10 drivers in the series.

The series last month also acquired the corporate sponsorship from the Lismore Workers' Club to make it one of the most lucrative point score tournaments ever held in the Grafton and northern NSW region.

"This is great for the Wingless Sprintcar drivers with such attractive awards on offer. I am expecting a strong entry list for the season opener at Grafton on October 1 as drivers will be keen to get the early points on offer and get their campaign off to a strong start," Grafton promoter David Lander said.

Drivers will accumulate points in each night's feature race during the season at both Lismore and Grafton. At the final race meet of the Lismore season in April the top 10 point scorers will race off in a top 10 finale. It'll be 10 cars, 15 laps, the ultimate race of the states and the winner takes the top prize.

After the Grafton season opener, the Wingless drivers can start building their points tally at Lismore from November 19 when the Wingless Sprints hit the Lismore bullring for the first run of the season.

Topics:  speedway



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