Hammers called in for extra practise

LAKESIDE Hammers Speedway team, in proud association with The Royal Navy, have been called in for extra practice ahead of their local derby against the Eastbourne Eagles, which takes place this Friday at 8pm at the Arena-Essex Raceway, in an effort to make up for lost time on their home track during their break from action due to the Football World Cup.

LAKESIDE Hammers Speedway team, in proud association with The Royal Navy, have been called in for extra practice ahead of their local derby against the Eastbourne Eagles, which takes place this Friday at 8pm at the Arena-Essex Raceway, in an effort to make up for lost time on their home track during their break from action due to the Football World Cup.

The meeting this Friday is the only time during the football festival when the Hammers race in front of their own fans and with the team battling to stay in second place in the Sky Sports Elite League table no chances are being taken to secure three more League points against a team that finished with a late flourish on their last visit to Essex.

Further good news for Speedway starved fans is that the team will now run an extra fixture at their Raceway on Monday 12th June when the Poole Pirates, who are the season favourites for honours, will visit with the Belle Vue Aces now filling the Friday 16th June date the Pirates have vacated. Fans can also see the Hammers in action this coming Monday 28th June when they race live on Sky Sports away at Peterborough.

The Hammers Co Promoter and Team Manager Jon Cook commented on the forthcoming fixtures by stating: “We are looking forward to getting back into action and having decided not to race the night before the Cardiff GP after requests from fans who travel the day before or early the next day it’s a real bonus to be able to confirm the Monday date. The Football World Cup was always going to mean a lengthy break for us but within 24 hours of the finish of the Final our season starts again with only one blank week in between now and the end of the summer holidays and that is due to the staging of Speedway’s own World Cup.”


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The new Fixture List showing all of the changes can be viewed by visiting the Hammers website at www.lakesidehammers.com

Friday’s match against Eastbourne is part of Speedway’s week supporting Saturday’s Armed Forces Day whereby current serving members of the Armed Forces along with their families can gain free admission to the match on production of current valid services I/D.

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