Heeps moves to five for John Berry Memorial Meeting

Adam Ellis

Adam Ellis - Credit: Archant

Tributes will be paid tonight to former Ipswich Witches supremo John Berry as the second Memorial meeting in his name takes place at Foxhall Stadium, 7.30pm.

Tributes will be paid tonight to former Ipswich Witches supremo John Berry as the second Memorial meeting in his name takes place at Foxhall Stadium, 7.30pm.

Berry will long be remembered in Ipswich for all the success he brought to the town’s speedway team during the halcyon days of the 1970s and 80s.

His death last year saw an inaugural meeting in the form of a 13-heat clash and a full second half take place. It proved a popular format and is being repeated again.

The full-strength Witches will entertain a John Berry Memorial Seven, who will be led by Nicolai Klindt, Kevin Doolan and Dakota North.


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There is sure to be plenty of keen racing, while the Witches have taken the opportunity to switch their riding order about, with teenager Cameron Heeps being moved to the No.5 position, swapping with Leigh Lanham, who goes to two.

“John Berry’s passing last year was still very raw when we held last season’s meeting,” Witches promoter Chris Louis said.

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“But it was a good night and hopefully it will be the same again, with plenty of 70s music and a second half that I know many people enjoyed.

“Cameron Heeps moves to No.5 so we can see how he goes there. We will revert back to our normal riding order at Plymouth on Friday night.”

Tonight’s teams

Ipswich: B Barker, L Lanham, R Tungate, M Risager, C Heeps, A Ellis, R Hawkins.

John Berry Memorial Seven: N Klindt, S Nielsen, A Davies, D North, K Doolan, J Bates, S Boxall.

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