SPEEDWAY POSTPONEMENT - TUESDAY OCTOBER 24:
TRAVEL PLUS NATIONAL LEAGUE
Stoke v Isle of Wight - OFF
SGB Championship winners Sheffield rounded off their campaign with a home win over Redcar on Monday.
The Tigers led 39-33 when a halt was called after twelve races due to the curfew, with the meeting start having been delayed due to the late arrival of the ambulance.
Guest Ty Proctor top-scored for the hosts with 11 points, with key mid-season signing Jan Graversen adding 10+1.
Paul Starke scored nine on a guest appearance for the Bears, who took a league point from the meeting which was enough to move them above Peterborough and back into fifth place.
Sheffield co-promoter Damien Bates said: “It was a shame about the delay at the start with the ambulance, but there was nothing we could do and we thank the fans for their patience.
“Once the racing started we got some exciting action, and it was nice to end what has been a fantastic season with a win.
“We’ve done superbly this year to win the league and the pairs, so it was nice to go out with a victory to head into the winter.”
BRITISH teenage sensation Dan Bewley was crowned the 2017 F.A.S.T Golden Hammer Champion after a thrilling three man run-off at Monmore Green.
The Belle Vue and Glasgow youngster finished level on 13 points with former Cradley captain Max Clegg and Lakeside star Ben Morley after their five programmed rides.
But it was Bewley who came out in front in the decider as the trio went three abreast into the third bend of the opening lap before eventually pulling clear to victory.
Said Bewley: “I won my first three rides and I felt like I could go through the card. But I missed the start in my fourth ride and I thought I'd blown it then.
“Thankfully a few of the other heat results went my way and I'd done enough to get in the run-off.
“Again I didn't make the best of gates but I just kept it going into a tight third and fourth bend and I was able to edge both Max and Ben out.
“2017 has been an amazing year for me personally and while I've still got one meeting to go, it feels great to win such a big individual meeting right towards the end.”
STOKE bid to move off the foot of the National League table when they host basement rivals Isle of Wight tonight (Tuesday).
The Potters will move above the Warriors with victory, although they go into the meeting without Ryan Terry-Daley who is returning to New Zealand.
The visitors, meanwhile, are without Ben Wilson, James Cockle, Scott Campos and Adam Portwood due to work commitments following the rapid re-arrangement of the fixture. Joe Lawlor, Luke Woohull and Jamie Bursill step in to complete the Warriors side.
Stoke promoter Dave Tattum said: “It is an extremely important meeting for us as we look to move off the bottom of the league and avoid the wooden spoon.
“A victory on Tuesday would see us go level on points with Buxton also, and we face them on Friday here at Loomer Road. We are very capable of winning the meeting against the Isle of Wight and cannot take them for granted.”
Isle of Wight co-promoter Martin Widman said: “The three day turnaround time for this end-of-season midweek meeting has been a nightmare for the team management who have been kept very busy all weekend contacting riders who are available to make up our team.
“As a number of clubs have found lately, rider availability is poor and with our last meeting being over four weeks ago, it has been made even harder.”
IPSWICH have confirmed Rory Schlein will miss the second leg of the Championship KO Cup Final – but Scott Nicholls has been booked to guest.
Schlein crashed out of the first leg and cannot ride against Peterborough on Thursday due to an ankle injury so former Witches star Nicholls, who has made several recent guest appearances against them, comes in.
Ipswich boss Ritchie Hawkins said: “Rory has a badly sprained ankle and looking at the state of it, it is hard to see how there is nothing broken there. That will be a winter recovery job for Rory.
“We knew we could fit Scott in and it wasn’t a tough decision. We are allowed to do it by the rules. Whether we should or shouldn’t because he rode for them in the first leg is a different question.
“It is great to have him in the team and he very nearly guested earlier in the season for Danny (King). It is a bonus for us and it will maybe give a little edge to everyone.”
PLYMOUTH hope to welcome back heat-leaders Steve Boxall and Benji Compton for their season finale against Mildenhall on Friday.
Boxall has been resting a knee injury whilst Compton has been out with a shoulder problem, but both are keen to return against the Fen Tigers.
Co-promoter Mark Phillips said: “Both Steve and Benji are desperate to return for our final meeting.
“We will be without Adam Roynon, who had his operation on his shoulder last week with Ben Morley again lined up to guest for us, so having the other two back will be a bonus.
“We have been watching the weather forecast closely and Friday is showing as being a dry day, so that is what we need especially with the fireworks display at the end with no extra admission charge.”
TUESDAY OCTOBER 24:
TRAVEL PLUS NATIONAL LEAGUE: Stoke v Isle of Wight 7pm
THURSDAY OCTOBER 26:
CHAMPIONSHIP KO CUP FINAL 2nd leg: Ipswich v Peterborough 7.30
FRIDAY OCTOBER 27:
SGB CHAMPIONSHIP: Glasgow v Workington 7.30
TRAVEL PLUS NATIONAL LEAGUE: Plymouth v Mildenhall 7.15, Stoke v Buxton 7pm
Results Monday October 23, 2017
Sheffield 39 (Ty Proctor 11)
Redcar 33 (Paul Starke 9)
Abandoned after 12 heats - Curfew - Result stands
SGB Championship points: Sheffield 3 Redcar 1
F.A.S.T. GOLDEN HAMMER, Cradley
1 Dan Bewley (Glasgow/Belle Vue) 13 - After run-off
2 Max Clegg (Edinburgh/Buxton) 13
3 Ben Morley (Rye House/Lakeside) 13