SPEEDWAY News and Fixtures


(SPEEDWAY 1)

GLASGOW missed the chance to go above local rivals Edinburgh as they were beaten 47-43 by Workington in the final SGB Championship fixture of the season.
The Tigers slipped to their fourth home defeat of the league campaign, with the eighth-placed Comets winning on the road for the third time.
Former Glasgow man Ben Barker proved a strong guest for the visitors, dropping his only point of the meeting in Heat 15.
But the shared race Barker and Ty Proctor secured behind home No.1 Richard Lawson was enough to give victory to the Comets.
Barker scored 13+1 with Ashley Morris (10+2) and Mason Campton (10+1) also in double figures, whilst Lawson scored 12 for the hosts.

(SPEEDWAY 2)

PLYMOUTH completed the National League campaign on a high with a resounding 64-26 win over Mildenhall at the St Boniface Arena.
The Devils dominated and secured no fewer than eight 5-1s against a depleted Fen Tigers’ side.
Guest Ben Morley and captain Benji Compton both scored paid maximums for the hosts, whilst Steve Boxall scored 14 points, missing out on a full house only when teenager Jordan Jenkins took the flag after a tough battle in Heat 11.
Devils boss Laurence Rogers said: “We can only race what we have put in front of us, and just got on with it.
“It was disappointing that Mildenhall tracked such a weak side in a meeting they clearly did not want to ride in, it was a big pay day for our boys but expensive for the club as we have 72 points to pay for!
“I did go on the tannoy and apologise to our fans and explain the situation over the opposition, and in fairness they took it really well.”

(SPEEDWAY 3)

STOKE eased clear of the National League's bottom position with two wins from their Loomer Road double-header on Friday.
The Potters first edged out neighbours Buxton 31-28 and were then convincing 38-22 winners over the Isle of Wight, with both meetings only going to ten races after a series of delays.
The league point gained by Buxton also leaves them as strong favourites to avoid the wooden spoon, as the Isle of Wight now require a win by more than six points at Mildenhall on Sunday to leapfrog the Hitmen.
Home No.1 Mitchell Davey scored nine-point maximums in both meetings whilst David Wallinger also racked up 11 against the Warriors.
Stoke assistant boss Adam Isherwood said: “We are extremely pleased to have finished on a high and I’m really pleased that we have gained those six points tonight, and that we have moved off the bottom of the table and ensured we will not be collecting the wooden spoon.
“All the riders got stuck in and it was good to see all of them scoring well and wanting to win for the club, and sending the supporters home happy.”

(FIXTURES)

SUNDAY OCTOBER 29:
NATIONAL LEAGUE KO CUP FINAL 2nd leg: Mildenhall v Eastbourne 4pm
TRAVEL PLUS NATIONAL LEAGUE: Mildenhall v Isle of Wight (follows previous fixture)

Results Friday October 27, 2017

SGB CHAMPIONSHIP
Glasgow 43 – Richard Lawson 12
Workington 47 – Ben Barker 13+1
Championship points: Glasgow 0 Workington 3

TRAVEL PLUS NATIONAL LEAGUE
Plymouth 64 – Steve Boxall 14
Mildenhall 26 – Jordan Jenkins 8
National League points: Plymouth 3 Mildenhall 0

Stoke 31 – Mitchell Davey 9
Buxton 28 – Tom Woolley 7/Max Clegg 7
Abandoned after Heat 10 (time constraints) – Result stands
National League points: Stoke 3 Buxton 1

Stoke 38 – David Wallinger 11
Isle of Wight 22 – Connor Coles 7+1
Abandoned after Heat 10 (time constraints) – Result stands
National League points: Stoke 3 Isle of Wight 0