Bears set for Kent tussle!
The Redcar “Agilia” Bears take on newcomers the Kent Kings in the first ever Championship encounter between the two sides. The Bears welcome back captain Charles Wright, after his GP Qualifier and are looking to bounce back from a defeat at Leicester whilst the Kings welcome back Cameron Heeps from injury but still operate rider replacement for the recently retired ex-Bear Tom Bacon.
The Kings are led by British speedway legend Scott Nicholls and with a potential trump card at reserve in the shape of Dan Gilkes, winner of the British U21 semi final at Redcar last Thursday. The Kings are sure to provide a stern test to Redcar but the Bears will start the meeting as favourites.
We caught up with Redcar heat leader Jake Allen as he shared his thoughts on tonight’s meeting “The season has started well for me, I had a blip at Leicester last weekend but I made up for it the next day with paid 14 at a guest booking. I’m happy with my form as in the majority of my meetings I’ve been in double figures in both leagues scoring over my average, so hopefully can continue that throughout the season and into the playoffs. The Bears have been going well, I’m especially impressed with Jordan Jenkins, he’s been our trump card at the moment so hopefully he can push on and keep putting in the good scores. Everyone’s been doing their job and we are a team of racers and I think it shows on track. To be honest, I don’t know much about Kent. I have never been to the track as it’s always been a National League track so it’s new to me to be racing against them so hopefully we can send them home empty handed!”
Fans are also encouraged to stay behind for the 6 heat Northern Junior League match as the Redcar Cubs take on Berwick.
Redcar “Agilia” Bears.
1. Charles Wright 9.35 (Captain)
2. Jordan Stewart 5.74 (Rider replacement)
3. Jake Allen 7.26
4. Anders Rowe 4.27
5. Michael Palm Toft 8.18
6. James Sarjeant 3.90
7. Jordan Jenkins. 2*
TM Jade Mudgway
Kent “TouchTec” Kings
1. Scott Nicholls 8.48 (Captain)
2. Paul Hurry 5.72
3. Paul Starke 6.40
4. Tom Bacon 5.28 (Rider replacement)
5. Cameron Heeps 7.32
6. Ben Morley 3.86
7. Dan Gilkes 1*