Australian Champion Mark Robinson?s Ford V8 Dirt Modified for the Bartercard Lismore Speedway.
Australian Champion Mark Robinson?s Ford V8 Dirt Modified for the Bartercard Lismore Speedway.

Massive nominations for weekend speedway



MASSIVE fields have nominated for the event with Production Cars, V8 Dirt Modifieds and AMCA's plus Sedan Divisions.

The Production Cars will run their Blue Ribbon event over 30 laps with 20 visiting cars taking on the nine locals to make an impressive field.

Local racer Steve Downs tasted victory in Brisbane two weeks ago in the series, but with other locals Wayne Carter, Jason Jolley and Greg Worling in the line-up, this will be the toughest round of the series.

V8 Dirt Modifieds have nominated with 18 cars including Australia 1, 2 and 3, with Australian Champion Mark Robinson debuting his Ford powered Eagle One Modified, after suffering from destroying his new engine in pre-season testing.

Mark has taken delivery of his new powerplant, and is hoping for a strong run to stamp his authority on the venue in the leadup to the Australian Title.

"It all seems good at the moment, this engine will be a good 1. We want that title pretty bad," he said.

Former Australian Champion and current N0.2 Stuart Herne has bounced back from his disappointing mechanical failure on opening night, and is confident that the rest of the season will work in his favour.

"We don't usually have mechanical failures, but when we do, we normally come back pretty hard. I'm just glad it has happened now, and is out of the road," he said.

Alan Jarvis has shown genuine speed in the Brunswick Valley Coaches modified, and after second place at Lismore in the season opener, will be keen to show that he is a title contender in this stronger field.

Queensland has produced a strong contingent of nine cars, with 'Lightning' Luke Oldfield, and Ray Klarich being definite podium contenders.



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