South East cycle speedway riders dominate at Ipswich in clash with the North and Scotland
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The South East and East Senior cycle speedway squad continued their dominance of the 2017 Supertrax Battle of Britain series, comfortably winning their first home match of the season against the North and Scotland at Whitton Sports Centre, Ipswich, at the weekend.
Every home rider took at least one heat win on the hottest day of the year so far, Blakenham’s Luke Harrison capping his debut with victory against Reece Pollitt and Louis Wright.
Ben Higham was pick of the visitors, protecting Michael Preston for the North’s only 7-3 heat win of the match. However the North, sadly understrength, were well beaten.
This win puts the South East and East seniors at the head of the league table at the halfway stage, making the next match against the Midlands at home a potential title decider.
That match will be at Kesgrave’s Memorial Playing Field on Sunday, July 23. Tapes up for Juniors at 1pm, then Seniors at 2pm. Admission free.
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South East and East 118
Lewis Osborne 16+1, Ashley Hill 20, Charlie Rumbold 18+2, Josh Brooke 13+2, Matt Hill 16+2, Leon Mower 10, Luke Harrison 10+1, Richard Fellgett 15+1.
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North and Scotland 82
Kris Ramsden 13, Edan Morton 9, Ben Higham 17+2, Adam Watson 9, Reece Pollitt 13+2, Devon Campbell 8+1, Michael Preston 8, Louis Wright 5.
Meanwhile the Junior side were picking up their first Supertrax Battle of Britain victory of the season.
Unlucky to lose in the Midlands in their first meeting, they made no mistake at Whitton Sports Centre, always in control of the meeting.
Kesgrave’s Lewis Brinkhoff, current Under 13 British Champion, marked his full debut with some attacking riding against riders many years his senior.
He, along with brothers Pierce and Harrison Bacon, were the main protagonists for the South East.
South East and East 74
Pierce Bacon 16.5, Lewis Brinkhoff 15.5 +1, Tyler Brinkhoff 6, Harrison Bacon 18, Reece Johnson 7+1, Ben Harvey 5, Alex Harvey 4, James Porter 2.
North and Scotland 62
Adam Watson 16.5, Edan Morton 14.5, Michael Preston 9+1, Devon Campbell 8+2, Louis Wright 14.