THE cream of the National League will do battle at Rye House next weekend for the biggest individual event on the calendar at that level.Sixteen riders have qualified for the National League Riders' Championship, sponsored by the Speedway Museum at Paradise Wildlife Park, which takes place on Saturday, September 3 (7pm).
Home hopes rest with Barrie Evans, who rides for the Hackney Hawks. The former Waterden Road club have this season shared their home meetings between Hoddesdon and Arena-Essex and Evans has plenty of experience.
And teenage sensation Cameron Heeps has qualified for the event just weeks after making his debut for Mildenhall in competitive racing.National League co-ordinator Peter Morrish said: "This is always a hugely successful event and Rye House do a fantastic job in staging it for the National League.
"There are so many riders capable of winning the meeting and like the race for the league title itself it appears to be wide open."The qualifiers are as follows, not in riding order:
Kyle Howarth, Jason Garrity (Belle Vue), Adam Allott, Rob Branford (Buxton), Jon Armstrong (Dudley), Barrie Evans (Hackney), Nick Simmons (Isle of Wight), Kyle Hughes, James Cockle (King's Lynn), Cameron Heeps (Mildenhall), Todd Kurtz, Jay Herne (Newport), Gary Irving, Steve Worrall (Scunthorpe / Sheffield), Simon Lambert, Tim Webster (Stoke).
Admission is £16 adults, £14 concessions, Over 12s £5, Under 12s Free. Programme £2.