Former champs line up for crack at Nationals

HOLDEN ON: The Commodore of Jason Jolley, one of the contenders for the Modified Sedan NSW Nationals at Lismore Speedway on Saturday night.
HOLDEN ON: The Commodore of Jason Jolley, one of the contenders for the Modified Sedan NSW Nationals at Lismore Speedway on Saturday night. Tony Powell

THREE former Australian champions and a state titleholder head-line entries for the rich Lismore Nissan and Kia Modified Sedan NSW Nationals at Lucas Oil Lismore Speedway on Saturday night.

Local regulars Jason Jolley, Max Clarke and Greg Worling are the former national No 1s who are right in contention for the event, which will pay $1500 to the winner.

The NSW Nationals is one of the richest races in the country for Modified Sedans with impressive prizemoney of $1000 for the runner-up and $750 for third.

Promoter David Lander has made this event a regular featureof early-season action.

He has been rewarded with a strong line-up for the NSW Nationals which will be decided over a series of qualification heats in the build-up to the main event.

"The Modified Sedans are one of the most competitive race categories on the east coast and their racing is always very intense," Lander said.

"We have a good entry list that ensures the final will be a tough affair."

NSW champion David Jacobi also comes into calculations and is certain to be one of the prominent qualifiers.

Jolley, Clarke, Worling and Jacobi all run Holden Commodores.

The entries comprise mainly Commodores and Falcons in a classic Holden versus Ford clash.

However, one driver who has chosen a different brand is Toowoomba's Brendan Kennedy, who will race a Nissan 300ZX.

Kennedy comes into the starting line-up with recent impressive performances in blue ribbon events, highlighted by a runner-up finish in the annual Carnival of Flowers race at the Toowoomba Speedbowl.

A variety of other racing categories will support the Modified Sedans on Saturday night.

Gates open at 3pm and the first race is at 6pm.


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