Daniel bids for glory

Speedway: IPSWICH Witches youngster Daniel King has a real chance of glory at Wolverhampton tonight in the British Under-18 Championship, writes Mike Bacon.The teenager, who rides for the Suffolk side in the Elite League, has come on leaps and bounds over the past few months, fully justifying his decision to move up into speedway's top league.

IPSWICH Witches youngster Daniel King has a real chance of glory at Wolverhampton tonight in the British Under-18 Championship, writes Mike Bacon.

The teenager, who rides for the Suffolk side in the Elite League, has come on leaps and bounds over the past few months, fully justifying his decision to move up into speedway's top league.

And he will start as one of the favourites for the title, along with Eastbourne's Edward Kennett, another with Elite League experience.

King impressed for the Witches on his last visit to Monmore Green in the play-off semi-final earlier this month. And he certainly has the talent to win.

The meeting will include two 14-year-olds - Josh Auty and Shane Waldron - and they will become the youngest ever competitors to appear in a fully-fledged Monmore meeting.

Auty recently won the first-ever British Under-15 Championship after a series of rounds throughout the country and he is tipped for a massive future in the sport.

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Wolves promoter Chris Van Straaten said: “I have been looking forward to this meeting for some time now and it will be good to see the talent of tomorrow in action.

“All the boys will be giving it their best on what should be a very exciting night of racing.”

Tonight's line-up

Edward Kennett, Jamie Westacott, James Brundle, Karl Mason, Jack Hargreaves, James Wright, Shane Waldron, Darren Mallett, Daniel King, Jamie Robertson, James Cockle, William Lawson, Lee Smart, Joshua Auty, Jamie Courtney, Ben Wilson. Reserves: Barry Burchatt, Luke Bowen.

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