Deni sprint car racer is hoping to the locals will get behind him for his race at Heartland tomorrow.February 8, 2013 4:55am
Deniliquin sprint car racer Eddie Lumbar in action earlier this season. He will race in Moama tomorrow night.
Sprint car racer Eddie Lumbar will take to the track tomorrow night in round eight of the SRA Victoria 2012/13 season.
Locals are encouraged to get along and support the Deniliquin driver and his pit crew at Moama’s Heartland Raceway, located on the Cobb Hwy.
‘‘We’re expecting to go pretty good. We’ve got a setting that we think will go alright on the Moama track,’’ Lumbar said.
‘‘The season so far hasn’t been too bad really. We’ve been on the money sometimes and haven’t really banged it up too much.’’
Lumbar, who usually races in the 410 Open Sprint Car class, said he had a ‘‘great race’’ in the 360 Sprint Car series at Mt Gambier last weekend.
‘‘The 360 is just a smaller model, it’s only about 650 horsepower,’’ he said.
‘‘We ran third for most of the night until we hit a massive pot-hole and flipped. There’s really not much you can do when that happens and we ended up finishing 13th.’’
Lumbar refers to Moama’s Heartland arena as his ‘‘home track’’.
His pit crew for tomorrow night will consist of his brother Frank, Adrian Ferguson and Dennis Jensen.
They will be on hand as their driver races around the track at an average speed of just over 150km/h.
‘‘We’re hoping to see a few locals over there (tomorrow night), it’s only 40 minutes down the road,’’ Lumbar said.
‘‘With the Southern 80 on this weekend we’re expecting a big crowd. There’ll be plenty of people there enjoying the dust.’’
Lumbar’s racing team is sponsored by Edward River Tyre Centre, Graham Thomson Motors, Steel Pipes, Austbrokers Canberra and Ferguson Diesel as well as a number of local businesses.
A beloved goanna sculpture that was stolen from Nathalia’s Barmah Forest Heritage and Education Centre last month has been found in Tongala.
Mulwala’s own motor racing sensation Steve ‘Harro’ Harrison has won the 2014 Victorian Super Tin Tops Championship.
St Augustines College, Kyabram, has won the inaugural School’s Sustainability Cup for 2014, beating several Melbourne schools.
Shaun Atkins’ 32-point performance was quickly forgotten after the Echuca-Moama Pirates suffered their biggest loss on Saturday.
As expected the Rochester Community Recreation Grants Program launched last week has already ruffled feathers within the community.
New faces for Girgarre FNC
A time to include late loved ones in the spirit of the season.
Firefighters were able to save a Finley property's buildings after a large stack of hay bales went up in flames on Monday.
Eppalock Primary School has gone global.
Three major crashes in Moira Shire in less than a week prompts Christmas warning from authorities.
Winners of the ‘Deni: All lit up’ residential Christmas lights competition were announced yesterday.
Fodder depots have been set up in Euroa and Thoona for farmers hit by the recent fires.
The rail tracks are in such disrepear V/Line is having to close the buffet car between Euroa and Seymour due to health and safety concerns to hospitality staff.
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.