TAREE Motor Cycle Club expects more than 200 riders to contest the twilight meeting on Saturday, September 7.
This will act as a qualifier for the Troy Bayliss Classic to be held in January.
As is the case with the Bayliss Classic, racing in September will start in the afternoon, with the finals to be run at night under lights.
Taree Motor Cycle Club vice president, Craig Nelson said entries are already coming in steadily for the twilight meeting.
"It's going to be big - we're hoping for a couple of hundred,'' he said.
The prize will be a start in races to be conducted as part of the Bayliss Classic to be run on Saturday, January 18.
Some of the sport's all time greats along with current champions will be involved in the classic, including Bayliss.
Mr Nelson said the club had to limit the number of riders involved in races on the classic program. He said the top 10 finishers in each class will earn a start on January 18.
There will be around 14 classes for seniors and juniors.
Bayliss to race in the twilight
TAREE Motor Cycle Club’s twilight meeting on September 7 will receive a bit of star power with confirmation former World Superbike champion Troy Bayliss will be racing.
Bayliss, originally from Taree, starting his career racing with TMC.
Club vice president, Craig Nelson said Bayliss will be using the twilight meeting as part of his preparation for the Troy Bayliss Classic to be held on Saturday, January 18.
“He has a new bike and he’ll be testing it at our twilight meeting,’’ he explained.
He added that Bayliss has contested a number of dirt track meetings this year, including Kempsey last weekend.
“Troy even came to our last club day,’’ he said.
Bayliss is determined to produce a strong showing on January 18 after finishing third in the inaugural classic final last January.
He has yet to release the names of the other star riders to be involved in the classic.
“I know a number from this year will be back again,’’ Nelson said. “But there will be some new faces.’’
He revealed that the field for the classic will be increased from 24 to 36 next January
"That is the beauty of the Bayliss Classic it gives regular club riders the opportunity to race on the same program as their heroes,'' he said.