Young Brit Tai Woffinden has been included in the GB side for the World Cup this coming week and his preparation will include turning out for his team Rye House on their northern tour, which culminates in a Premier League fixture at Ashfield this coming Sunday. This should prove to be an excellent test for the “Buildbase” Tigers, who are almost back to full fitness now with Captain Shane Parker hoping to get the all-clear to race in a couple of weeks time. However team manager Stewart Dickson knows that a positive performance is required to get the win against the strong looking Rockets side:
“I think that perhaps we have turned a little corner as most importantly we have almost all of the side back in action and fully fit again. Shane should be back soon and Ross has now undergone his operation and we can assess his likely time out of the saddle soon. We were excellent at Mildenhall but no so good down at Rye House, but I am confident that we have enough about us to come fighting back on our own track.
I am delighted to see that young Tai Woffinden has been declared fit to race as we always like to see the top men in action, and Tai is of course set to ride in the World Cup next week which is a fantastic achievement. The Rockets are also hopeful of bringing back Stefan Ekberg into their side after injury which would be great as he is a very popular figure after his spell here a couple of seasons back. This has all the makings of a close encounter but it is one I am confidnet we can win.”
GLASGOW: Carl Stonehewer, Lee Dicken, Anders Andersen, Trent Leverington, Robert Ksiezak, Mitchell Davey, Josh Grajczonek.
RYE HOUSE: Stefan Ekberg, Robert Mear, Tai Woffinden, Tommy Allen, Chris Neath, Daniel Halsey, Luke Bowen.
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There is some doubt about a couple of the Rockets team for the weekend tour with Stefan Ekberg, Tai Woffinden and Robert Mear expected to be fit for this fixture. It will complete a three meeting northern tour for the Rockets who race Edinburgh on Friday and Berwick on Saturday.
There are a few changes to the Tigers away fixture list with the proposed trip to Edinburgh being delayed as the Monarchs have to race Birmingham on that night, while our trip to Redcar has also been delayed, by 7 days, which will allow the Tigers to race Kings Lynn the night before and then head back up to Redcar the following day. There is however no new fdate as yet for the twice postponed Premier League fixture with Stoke at Ashfield.
Skipper Shane Parker is hopeful of making his racing comeback either on Sunday 27th July against Reading or the following week against Somerset. The skipper is due to return to the medics next week, hopefully to receive the all-clear. Shane admitted: “I am currently going uo the wall in the house!”
Former Tiger David McAllan is now revealing some details of his farewell meeting on Sunday September 7th. Added to the first two names to confirm of Kauko Nieminen and Robert Eriksson are William Lawson, Carl Stonehewer and Kevin Doolan.
Sunday’s meeting will be sponsored by Buildbase, who are of course our main sponsors for the season. We would like to thank Graham Lister for his continued support.
Glasgow Speedway are delighted to announce a hotel partnership with the Jurys City Inn in Glasgow, more details will appear in future bulletins. The club would like to thank Paul Bray for his support in this partnership.