Robinson to cap off successful year at Lismore Speedway

ON TRACK: Lismore’s Mark Robinson is aiming to impress at the big night of racing at Lucas Oil Lismore Speedway.
ON TRACK: Lismore’s Mark Robinson is aiming to impress at the big night of racing at Lucas Oil Lismore Speedway. Jacklyn Wagner

HE MAY have had a great 2013 but Mark Robinson is not banking on an easy end to the year at his home track.

The 34-year-old is among the star attractions at tonight's festive Lucas Oil Lismore Speedway meeting.

It has been a memorable 12 months for Robinson, who secured his third Australian V8 Modified Dirt title earlier this year.

With some important races on the horizon, Rob

inson said he was expecting plenty of thrills and spills at the Lismore Showground.

"We've got things like the Australia Day titles coming up, so (this meeting) will be critical for testing," he said.

"All the cars are fighting to get the best set-ups, so you may find a couple of them 'going off'.

"I'm sure it's going to be a good night."

Robinson has endured a slightly frustrating season so far, grappling with engine problems in his Troyer vehicle.

With more than a decade of experience in his division, he remains the man to beat.

The father-of-two also has memories of his third V8 title earlier this year at Brisbane's Supercheap Auto Archerfield Speedway to call on.

"That was a definitely one of the highlights (of my career)," he said. "Having my family there made it extra special too.

"You see these young guys coming through and it reminds you how you started out.

"I think if you have the talent and are having fun, those are the two key elements. I still have that will to win."

The Dirt Modifieds highlight a strong roster of racing, which also features the AMCA and modified sedans and wingless sprintcars.

Spectators will also be entertained by a spectacular display courtesy of the KAOS stunt bike team, whose riders produce death-defying stunts.

Ramp jumps and other acrobatic leaps will feature in the repertoire of the international freestyle team, who have performed more than 1000 shows over the past 10 years.

Promoter David Lander said he was anticipating an exciting event.

"I have always believed a night at the speedway should be a night of fun and entertainment for the whole family," he said.

"We are not in the speedway industry we are in the entertainment industry and the KAOS stunt bikes are a show within a show."

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