King: It’s a big week ahead!
Redcar heat leader Danny King believes it is a big week ahead for the club as the Redcar “Agilia” Bears look to gain ground on Birmingham and Scunthorpe in the BSN Series group stages. The Bears begin their week this evening at Perry Barr against Birmingham with tapes up at 7:30pm with both clubs looking to get off the mark in the BSN Series.
The former British champion has high aspirations for the clash in the second city, ” I believe we can go there and win. I rode for them and Danyon also used to ride for Birmingham and I think the Birmingham track will suit a lot of our riders quite well. I’m looking forward to the meeting!”
The former Birmingham man firmly believes that top spot in the group is still attainable despite Scunthorpe taking maximum points from their first three fixtures, ” Top spot in the group is still up for grabs, no doubt about it! Scunthorpe have had a couple of good results and we are a little behind with our group fixtures but I believe that we can do what we need to do with the team we have, and that starts this evening!”
King also quashed any thoughts that the Bears may be lacking any sharpness with the Bears not being on track as a side since April 7th, ” Despite us not being together as a side, most of the boys have been racing apart from Connor (Bailey) and Erik (Riss) who is not fit to ride at the moment. I don’t foresee any problems as the lads have had plenty of meetings elsewhere.”
The “King of the shale” is also relatively pleased with his performances thus far in 2023, ” I have had a good start to the season with my scores on track, I have been scoring well but I am just hoping for a bit more consistency with getting meetings in as we have had a lot of rain-offs so far!”
The Bears bring in Poole’s Richard Lawson to guest for Erik Riss who has reported he is still suffering from an infection. Lawson will guest for Redcar in all three meetings this week.
Meanwhile, Jake Mulford returns to the Bears fold having been back on the bike for 3 meetings since his high speed crash at the ECCO Arena against Berwick on April 2nd. The remaining 5 Bears are unchanged from the Good Friday trip to Scunthorpe.
Birmingham are also forced into using a guest with James Wright still on the treatment table after his crash during Paul Starke’s testimonial at Plymouth with the Brummies management bringing in Zach Cook to guest at number 3. Cook top scored for Birmingham at Scunthorpe last Friday with 8+2.
The Brummies will be hoping to bounce back on home shale after they were defeated 41-49 against Scunthorpe at home 7 days ago. On the other hand, the Bears realistically need to come away with the win to keep their hopes of top spot in the Northern Group alive.
For fans unable to make the trip to Perry Barr to see the Bears in action live, Birmingham are to launch their new streaming service “Brummies TV” for £11.99, for more information please visit https://www.brummies.tv/.
- Nick Morris 10.13
- Alfie Bowtell 4.28
- Zach Cook 5.51 (G)
- Stefan Nielsen 4.82
- Justin Sedgmen 7.04 ©
- Ty Proctor 4.00
- James Pearson 4.00
Redcar “Agilia” Bears
- Richard Lawson 8.24 (G)
- Connor Bailey 4.32
- Charles Wright 7.40 ©
- Danyon Hume 5.68
- Danny King 8.05
- Jason Edwards 3.80
- Jake Mulford 2.00