Lismore Hosts Giant Party for Speedway's Midgets

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Byline: DENNIS NEWLYN Speedway correspondent

LUCAS Oil Lismore Speedway will mark new ground this weekend when the venue hosts two rounds of the inaugural World Midget Car Championship.

Lismore has been allocated the seventh and eighth rounds in the 16-round world title which also takes in events in New Zealand and the United States.

The world championship is sanctioned by leading American race organisation Performance Open Wheel Racing Incorporated.

Lismore is one of only two Australian tracks selected for the event, the other being Brisbane International Speedway under the promotion of John Kelly.

Auckland's Western Springs Speedway hosted the initial four rounds over the Christmas-New Year period, before Brisbane held the fifth and sixth rounds in front of big crowds last weekend.

The two Lismore rounds will be held tomorrow night and Saturday night.

Midget racing has a great tradition and heritage in Australian speedway tracing back to 1934 when introduced at Melbourne's Olympic Park Speedway and soon after that at Wentworth Park in Sydney. …