THE Aussie FMX Stunt Bike Team, who will perform at Lismore Speedway, this Saturday, January 5, say the circuit’s “run-off” area is ideal to accommodate their high speed ramp jumps.

The most important factor for the riders is to ensure the circuit layout is big enough to accommodate the speeds attained in their high flying acrobatics with adequate “pull up” space after the stunt.

The run-off area for the FMX acrobatic team at Lismore is ideal for the team to perform their spectacular, high flying somersaults with complete safety.

The FMX thrill seekers will share billing on the programme with the wheel hiking V8 Dirt Modifieds which will highlight the racing part of the program with the final of the Mr Modified series.

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Zac Mackenzie in action. The Aussie FMX Motocross stunt bike team are satisfied with the Lismore Showground venue which allows them to perform all their popular acrobatic stunts.

The FMX riders took time out to inspect the ground prior to their performance and are happy the layout allows them to carry out their complete repertoire of stunts. Reverse flips, twists, tumbles, somersaults and straight out high speed ramp jumps are all part of their show.

“The Aussie FMX Team comprise professional riders who know their job and what is required to put on a performance that is also safe to demonstrate their superb skills,” Castrol Edge Lismore Speedway promoter David Lander said.

“They work hard on their routines and have some wonderful high flying acts that are truly magnificent. They also assimilate with the fans and take time out after the show to sign autographs. They are the all round complete package.”

While bike riders have a desire to do flips, that is the last thing the speedway drivers want contesting the final of the Mr Modified series.

Staying on a straight and narrow path is the prime requirement for V8 Dirt Modified competitors.

The man who takes the points advantage into the Mr Modified series final is former national titleholder Jai Stephenson who is currently in red hot form.

He took out the opening round at the Lismore circuit on Boxing Night while earlier this week his winning ways continued with a superb victory in the Peter Britten 44 tribute race at Brisbane’s Archerfield Speedway.

He started out of position 18 in the field and came through for the win in what rates one of his best-ever drives.  

Racing for Street Stocks, Four Cylinder, Junior and Production Sedans also will be featured.

All children aged 12 and under, accompanied by an adult, will be admitted free.

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Speedway fans will be familiar with the name Dennis Newlyn. Dennis has been writing and commentating on the sport since the Sixties. You might have seen him on Fox Sports. Heard him on radio WSFM, 2GB or 2UE? Or read his stuff in the Sun Herald, the Telegraph or Sunday Telegraph. Dennis' National Speedway Illustrated was published for almost 25 years. He has co-authored two books – Ghosts in the Bull Pens and Tattersall The Legend. Plus he spent six years as media manager for Sydney's Parramatta City Raceway.