90th Anniversary of Speedway on Teesside!
This Thursday sees the Redcar Ecco Finishing Bears take on a very strong Workington Comets side, as the Media Prima Arena celebrates 90 years since Speedway started on Teesside.
The Bears were last in action a couple of weeks ago, with a superb away win at Sheffield. The meeting will see the home debut of exciting Finnish star Nike Lunna, who has come into the team to replace Tobias Busch. Lunna has an exciting racing style, and has often gone well around the MPA in the past. The Bears are led by captain Ben Barker, who will be our representative in the Championship Riders Championship at Sheffield on the 2nd September.
Workington have had an excellent season so far, and sit in fifth place in the league but with meetings in hand over all the teams above them. Their team is built on strength in depth, and is typified by the fact that Rene Bach, with a 6.11 average will ride at reserve. Comets captain Ty Proctor is certainly no stranger to the Media Prima Arena, and is always a popular visitor.
Full meeting preview, including thoughts of Jade Mudgway to come shortly.
Redcar: Ben Barker, Nike Lunna, Dimitri Berge, Jonas B Andersen, Thomas Jorgensen, Mikkel B Andersen, Jordan Stewart.
Workington: Nicolai Klindt, Rasmus Jensen, Dan Bewley, Mason Campton, Ty Proctor, Kyle Bickley, Rene Bach
The second half of the meeting will then be a celebration of the 90th anniversary, and will feature 8 riders riding Upright Classics. Please stay behind for the sights and sounds of how speedway used to be!
Phil Kynman (Weslake), Gary O’Hare (Weslake), Shaun Bickley (Godden), Gavin Parr (Jawa), Mike Crowley (GM), Steve Cook (Jawa 2 valve), Jade Mudgway (GM), Martin Smith