Parr: We have the feel good factor!
Redcar team boss, Gavin Parr is keen to retain the current feel good factor around the club after Charles Wright’s Championship League Riders Championship (CLRC) individual success as Wright and Danny King travel to Oxford to defend Redcar’s Championship Pairs title with tapes up at 7:30pm at Sandy Lane.
Parr, who managed Charles Wright & Lewis Kerr to pairs glory in 2022, is confident of Redcar’s chances in the Cardiff curtain raiser, “ Both of the boys made the final on Sunday, they were both in the pairs final last year and they are both experienced riders so we stand a good chance.”
After Charles Wright delighted the home crowd by winning the CLRC on Sunday, Parr was happy to see another trophy being added to the Bears cabinet, “ To have both of our riders in the final and then for Charles to win the title was the icing on the cake!”
The Newcastle born boss also discussed the differences of a pairs meeting from a regular league fixture, “ If we get through into the latter stages of a meeting we try to come up with a plan to get the heat advantage which includes gate picks and where our boys ideally want to be on track which is usually near the air fence for Charles and Danny!”
Parr also paid tribute to the Bears travelling support with another large following from the ECCO Arena set to descend on Oxford ahead of a busy speedway weekend, “ Last year, the support we had was absolutely phenomenal, I think we had the second biggest support there behind the home club Oxford and to win it was absolutely amazing! When we won the title, it was fantastic to have them all around to witness it and it will be fantastic to see them all again this time around!”
Lewis Kerr will be hoping to win the title for the 2nd year on the bounce as he partners Sam Masters for the Oxford Cheetahs. Elsewhere, Glasgow bring the dangerous looking duo of Chris Harris and Benjamin Basso whilst the current league leaders, Poole will be looking to add Pairs success to their BSN Series win earlier this season with the Pirates represented by Richard Lawson and Ben Cook.
For any supporters who are unable to make the trip south, the meeting is being live streamed by BSN at watch.britishspeedway.co.uk
GLASGOW: Chris Harris & Benjamin Basso
POOLE: Richard Lawson & Ben Cook
OXFORD: Sam Masters & Lewis Kerr
EDINBURGH: Craig Cook & Josh Pickering
BIRMINGHAM: Troy Batchelor & Justin Sedgmen
BERWICK: Leon Flint & Jye Etheridge
SCUNTHORPE: Ryan Douglas & Jake Allen
REDCAR: Charles Wright & Danny King
PLYMOUTH: Kyle Howarth & Richie Worrall