SPEEDWAY News and Fixtures

(SPEEDWAY 1)

TAI Woffinden retained the British title in a dramatic and incident-packed Final at Wolverhampton on Monday.Woffinden came out on top in the deciding race which had to be run no fewer than four times after first-bend incidents involving Craig Cook and Ben Barker.Cook eventually finished second, confirming the Wild Card position for the British Grand Prix at Cardiff next month in the process, with Barker on the rostrum for the second time in his career in third place.Former champion Chris Harris missed out in the Final having come through the semi with Woffinden, in a race with also provided talking points as seven-times winner Scott Nicholls was disqualified after clashing with Harris, who then had to re-pass an inspired Jason Garrity in the re-run.Woffinden said: “I rose to the occasion like I have done in the past and I'm just pumped to have won it again. It wasn't always easy but I was just delighted it all came good in the end, and I can take this forward and really push on for the rest of the season.“It's one of the things that was on my checklist for this year, to try and win the British Final again, so to get the job done is an awesome feeling.”

(SPEEDWAY 2 – MONDAY REVIEW)

KENT raced to their biggest National League win since joining the competition by beating Devon 64-28 at Central Park.Captain Simon Lambert and David Mason were both unbeaten for the Kings, and the partnership between Mason and Luke Chessell carded three 5-1s for the home side.James Shanes top-scored for the Demons with 12 points whilst guest Brendan Johnson added eight.(SPEEDWAY 3 – TUESDAY PREVIEW)

PETERBOROUGH hand a debut to new signing Nicki Barrett in their League Cup semi-final clash with Workington on Tuesday.The Panthers are targeting a lead of double-figures from the first leg match at the Showground, with Barrett replacing the injured Oliver Greenwood at reserve.Peterborough chief Mick Horton said: “We need to hit Workington hard and make the most of our home advantage. We haven’t been doing that lately and it has to change if we are going to get through to the final.“I don’t want to put pressure on the riders, but we are going to need a lead of somewhere in the region of 10 points to take into the second leg.”In the National League Cradley expect a test from Stoke, who will arrive at Monmore Green with Pairs champions Ben Wilson and Jon Armstrong leading their team.Heathens boss Will Pottinger said: “Congratulations to Stoke on their victory in the Best Pairs, they fully deserved it.“They have got a much changed team compared to last year and have started this season in good form, so we’ll have to be at our best if we are to get the maximum three National League points on offer.”

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TUESDAY JUNE 17:LEAGUE CUP S/F 1st leg: Peterborough v Workington 7.30NATIONAL LEAGUE: Cradley v Stoke 7.30

WEDNESDAY JUNE 18:ELITE LEAGUE: King’s Lynn v Belle Vue 7.30, Poole v Leicester 7.30

THURSDAY JUNE 19:LEAGUE CUP SEMI-FINAL 2nd leg: Sheffield v Edinburgh 7.45

FRIDAY JUNE 20:ELITE LEAGUE: Coventry v Poole 7.30, Lakeside v King’s Lynn 8pmPREMIER LEAGUE: Edinburgh v Rye House 7.30, Scunthorpe v Ipswich 7.30, Somerset v Glasgow 7.30