Swales: Best line-up in Britain this season!
Redcar co-promoter Jamie Swales has hailed Sunday’s Cab Direct Championship League Riders Championship (CLRC) meeting as the best line-up in Great Britain this season. The prestigious event is being proudly hosted by Redcar with tapes up at 5pm tomorrow at the ECCO Arena.
Swales, who has been a co-promoter at Redcar since 2020 believes the stellar lineup is hard to beat so far in 2023, “ Obviously, the British final had Dan Bewley but below Dan I think the line-up as a whole is the best in the country this season.”
The jovial co-promoter is also confident of the chances of Charles Wright and Danny King who are representing Redcar, “ I wouldn’t go as far as saying they are favourites but it’s a wide open meeting so I don’t make anyone as a favourite. However, I’m confident they can do well and I would be disappointed if at least one of them didn’t make the final.”
King and Wright head into the meeting in good form and Swales knows they will be in the mix, “ The way they have been riding in the last few matches means there is no reason why they shouldn’t be feeling confident. Both of them are feeling very relaxed at the moment and they don’t look like they are letting the pressure get to them. Additionally, both of them should have a little home track advantage but not enough to make a huge difference.”
Swales also discussed the wide open nature of the field, “ There’s 4 former Bears in the line-up plus a number of others who you would call track specialists including Richard Lawson who got 16+1 last week. It’s going to be a tough meeting so whoever does win it will deserve it!”
Swales is also hopeful of a big turn out for the meeting with all 9 Cab Direct Championship sides represented, “ It’s the right date for the meeting with it being a Bank Holiday weekend which gives all the travelling fans the opportunity to make the journey as they won’t have to worry about work! Also, the weather looks like it’s going to behave itself so hopefully we will have a big crowd.”
The stellar line-up includes former multiple British Champions in the shape of Chris Harris and Scott Nicholls whilst Lewis Kerr will be hoping to improve on his 3rd place finish in 2022. Redcar’s Danny King has unbelievably, finished 2nd on 3 separate occasions but the Bears man will be hoping his home crowd can push him to the top of the podium.
Other names vying for title include former two time winner Craig Cook, former Bear Richard Lawson whilst Ryan Douglas will also be a threat. Moreover, the home crowd will also be cheering on the skipper, Charles Wright who will be hoping to claim his maiden CLRC crown! Additionally, the two meeting reserves will be of interest to the fans of the Workington Comets and in one case, the Bears support with Luke Harrison and Sam McGurk being ready if they are needed to step in.
For any supporters unable to attend the ECCO Arena, the match will be live streamed on BSN @ watch.britishspeedway.co.uk
Championship League Riders Championship
- Rory Schlein (Berwick)
- Justin Sedgmen (Birmingham)
- Troy Batchelor (Birmingham)
- Scott Nicholls (Oxford)
- Richard Lawson (Poole)
- Richie Worrall (Plymouth)
- Kyle Howarth (Plymouth)
- Lewis Kerr (Oxford)
- Charles Wright (Redcar)
- Ryan Douglas (Scunthorpe)
- Craig Cook (Edinburgh)
- Ben Cook (Poole)
- Chris Harris (Glasgow)
- Jake Allen (Scunthorpe)
- Danny King (Redcar)
- Leon Flint (Berwick)
Luke Harrison (Workington)
Sam McGurk (Workington)