Julie Lewis Memorial
We are pleased to announce that we will be running the Julie Lewis Memorial next week, on Friday 17th September, with our usual start time of 7.30pm.
With the cut-off date for Championship League fixtures being pushed back to 26th September recently, the Bears play-off campaign will not start at the Media Prima Arena until 1st October at the very earliest. This has presented a need to introduce fixtures to keep the Bears on track, with the annual Julie Lewis Memorial meeting being the perfect fit.
The meeting will run a unique format featuring a bumper 23 heats, which was trialled in 2019 and received great feedback from supporters. The first half of the event will consist of a 12-rider, 12 heat individual competition, with the top 5 scorers qualifying for the main event. Finishers 6 – 10 will be reserves for the main event.
The second half of the meeting features the main event – a 5 team pairs competition run over 11 heats. Each of the 5 teams will have a pre-picked heat leader and team manager, who will then pick who joins them from the 5 qualifiers.
The last heat will be a head-to-head final between the 2 top scoring teams, with the winning team taking the top prize money on offer.
The meeting will feature all 7 of the current Redcar Bears line up, along with another top Championship rider and some bright up and coming talent. The full line up will be announced shortly.
The event will again present the opportunity for 5 fans to become a team manager for the day. The club will be running a competition next week, with details to be revealed along with the full line up.