Heeps makes his Foxhall debut tonight

IPSWICH Witches fans will get to see a little of what 2012 could hold, as Cameron Heeps makes his competitive debut in tonight’s Sackers-sponsored 16-Lapper.

IPSWICH Witches fans will get to see a little of what 2012 could hold, as Cameron Heeps makes his competitive debut in tonight’s Sackers-sponsored 16-Lapper.

Although not officially an Ipswich Witch yet, Heeps is expected to sign for Chris Louis’ side in the next few weeks, before he head back to Australia.

But celebrating his 16th birthday today, he has an ideal opportunity to impress the Foxhall faithful.

“Although Cameron hasn’t signed for us yet, I fully expect him to do so,” Louis said.


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“And as a 16th birthday treat, I told him he could ride in the world’s toughest speedway race!”

The 16-Lapper is certainly that and has provided plenty of thrills and spills over the years, as the finale of eight riders over 16 laps showcases.

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Tonight is the Witches last meeting of the season, one that began with a drop down to the Premier League.

So how does Louis evaluate the season.

“I’m glad we went Premier League,” Louis said.

“The racing has been good, I think the fans appreciate that and more importantly the commitment from the riders, from all clubs, has been first class.

“Crowd levels dropped a bit when our fans realised we couldn’t win the league. But apart from that, it has been a big success.

“At the start of the season I said I wanted to re-build this club, with our own assets, and that is what is going to happen, as our fans will find out as the winter unfolds.”

Tonight’s meeting certainly has plenty of exciting riders on view.

King’s Lynn star Mads Korneliussen and Plymouth’s Ben Barker will start as two of the favourites.

But young guns Heeps and fellow Aussie, Nick Morris, are sure to be in the mix.

Ipswich’s three representatives, Kevin Doolan, Morten Risager and Taylor Poole will all fancy their chances of success, esepcially after their fine victory in the Premier Fours final at Leicester.

Mat Tresarrieu has had to return home to France to help with the family plumbing business, while Jerran Hart is still injured.

Children in Halloween dress tonight are allowed in free with a paying adult as the curtain comes down on the season.

Tonight’s line-up

Ben Barker, Cameron Heeps, Carl Wilkinson, Jordan Frampton, Kevin Doolan, Lewis Blackbird, Morten Risager, Mark Lemon, Mads Korneliussen, Nick Morris, Ritchie Hawkins and Taylor Poole

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