TWO IN AND TWO OUT
TOM P. Madsen's Testimonial plans have been boosted with the addition of Australian World Cup star Davey Watt to the line-up.And joining the Eastbourne rider for the event at the Norfolk Arena on Friday, March 20, is King's Lynn's winter recruit, Christian Henry.Watt has made terrific progress in the sport in the past couple of seasons, which included attaining heat-leader status in Poole's Elite League Championship winning team last year.
Meanwhile, Henry has been plying his trade with Newcastle in the Premier League for the past three years, but the Aussie is hoping a close season move to the Stars will further help the progression of his promising career.
Madsen spoke on the latest two additions to the line-up. He said: "I'm really happy to have both Davey and Christian on board. They are two riders whose careers are very much on the up.
"I rode with Davey at King's Lynn in 2003 and he's since gone onto make a very good career for himself in the Elite League. He's also done very well to establish himself in the Australian World Cup team.
"Also, Christian did well for Newcastle last season and I think he can do even better with King's Lynn this year. I think he'll be a big favourite with the Lynn supporters"
Unfortunately Madsen did receive some bad news this week with the double withdrawal of the previously announced Shane Parker and John Oliver.
Madsen said: "Shane contacted me to say that Glasgow have now arranged a Fans Forum for the same night and despite trying everything he could to sort something out, he has had to withdraw from the meeting.
"Also, John emailed me from Australia to say he wouldn't be coming over to England this season after all. "He was due to line-up for King's Lynn again this year but is now stopping at home as his partner is expecting a baby. I fully understand his situation though and wish him and his girlfriend all the best."Despite those couple of set-backs this week things are still coming together very nicely. Everything is almost done organisation wise. "Having said that, there are still a few sponsorship packages available. If anyone is interested please contact us by telephone or email."The big day will soon be here now and I'm just counting down the days.
Hopefully the weather will be on my side and we can have a night to remember."
TOM P. MADSEN TESTIMONIALNORFOLK ARENA, KING'S LYNNFRIDAY MARCH 20, 7.30pm
RIDERS ANNOUNCED SO FAR: ULRICH OSTERGAARD, DARCY WARD, NIELS K IVERSEN, TRAVIS McGOWAN, JAN GRAVERSEN, CHRIS SCHRAMM, KENNETH BJERRE, MARK LEMON, DAVEY WATT, CHRISTIAN HENRY