AN IMPRESSIVE entry list has been retained for the re-scheduled round ten of the McCosker Super Sedan Series at Castrol Edge Lismore Speedway, Saturday night.
Incessant heavy rain late last week and into the weekend forced promoter David Lander to postpone the much anticipated Super Sedan show.
"The non-stop rain did some damage and by Friday morning we were in trouble. I admit it was an early call Friday to postpone the meeting but I had to do that in the best interest of everyone involved," Lander said.
"Yes, we might have been, at a remote chance, able to run but the track would have been unsuitable and only suitable for motocross bikes which would have been unfair to the drivers facing such a potentially rough track and it would also have lacked proper racing entertainment for our loyal fans."
The nominations are again headed by multi Super Sedan and Late Model National Champion Darren Kane, three times Australian Super Sedan titleholder Matt Pascoe, triple National Champion Mick Nicola (Victoria), two times National Super Sedan Series winner Wayne Randall and last start McCosker series round victor Sam Roza.
Steve Jordan, Ian and Hayden Brims, Tania Smith and Trent Wilson are also among the drivers who will contest the round next weekend, culminating with a 30-lap feature race.
As of Monday morning, twenty nominations were received by the Lismore Speedway office.
Round ten will be a very special occasion for Ian Brims who last week officially announced his retirement from over three decades of racing.
"We had plenty of good times and the opportunity to race all over Australia," Ian said.
"I have met some great people along the way. We take this time to thank everyone for their support during our speedway racing journey. It has been great and is so much appreciated."
One of the highlights - among many stand out performances - was his victory in the Australian Modified Sedan Championship for the 1994-95 season.
The title was held in Canberra and Ian bested a strong field as he led Victoria's Peter McCarthy and Queensland driver Darren Munro to the chequered flag.
Brims also took out a New South Wales Super Sedan Championship.
But his racing involvement goes further than just competing.
His company, Brims Concrete/Earthmoving, has in past years been a naming rights sponsor of the series sanctioned by the Super Sedan Association of Queensland.
"The sponsorship is, I guess, because I have been involved with the sport for such a long time. It's great to put something back into the sport," Ian explained.
There has been a change to the support divisions on the Lismore card for this coming Saturday night (February 27).
The AMCA Nationals are not available and have been replaced by Four Cylinder Sedans. The rest of the support categories - Wingless Sprintcars, Production Sedans, Street Stocks and Junior Sedans - remain as per the original (February 20) programme.
Gates open 4PM. Prior to the meeting commencement a grand parade of Super Sedans will be held followed by hot laps. Racing will start at 5:15pm.