Speedway promoter offers air tickets to US as season prizes
LISMORE and Grafton speedway promoter David Lander has come up with a great incentive for Wingless Sprint and V8 Dirt Modified drivers with air tickets to the United States as 2015-16 season prizes.
Lander yesterday announced details of the premierships, which will take in rounds at both venues.
The Lucas Oil Lismore Speedway season starts on Saturday, November 7.
Drivers who fill a top three main event placing in each category at every meeting will score points in the series.
The Wingless Sprints award willbe contested over 19 rounds, while the V8 Dirt Modifieds have 14 rounds on their calendar comprising fixtures at Lismore and Grafton.
A separate pointscore will operate for each category and each season premiership-winning driver will receive two air tickets to the US.
"I have put in place a busy season for the Wingless Sprints and V8 Dirt Modifieds and I wanted a significant prize for the drivers," Lander said.
"They are not only two of our most popular divisions, but also are our most competitive classes with strong car counts and top racing. I'm expecting a great season in both categories."
The final four rounds in both divisions will feature a different structure and points allocation.
While there will be a carry-over of points scored to that part of the season, the championship will have a new format for the final four rounds, which will virtually be a new competition and add further interest to the series.
"Points on offer at the business end of the season will definitely decide the premiership," Lander said.
The first round for the V8 Dirt Modifieds will be the Grafton season opener on October 3 with the running of the Clarence Valley Spring Cup.
Other V8 Dirt Modified dates:
October 24 (Grafton), November 7 (Lismore opener, Lord Mayor's Cup), November 14 (Grafton), December 26 (Lismore), December 28 (Grafton), January 9 (Lismore), January 23-24 (Lismore), February 13 (Grafton), March 5 (Lismore), March 12 (Grafton), March 26-27 (Lismore).
The Wingless Sprints will also start their ticket title chase at Grafton's opening meeting on October 3.
Other Wingless Sprint dates:
October 24 (Grafton), November 7 (Lismore), November 14 (Grafton), November 21 (Lismore), December 5 (Grafton), December 26 (Lismore), December 28 (Grafton), January 2 (Grafton), January 15, 16, 29, 30 (Lismore), February 13 (Grafton), February 20 (Lismore), March 25 (Grafton), March 26-27 (Lismore), May 14 (Grafton).