A major tonic is required for the “Buildbase” Tigers after a horrifying home defeat at the hands of arch rivals Edinburgh last Sunday and the team who will provide this stern examination are Newcastle in a home and away holiday weekend bonanza. Once again their will be changes to the riding order but not to the team itself, although Co-Promoter Alan Dick is keeping a close eye on the situation:
“It would have been very easy for us to make changes in the wake of last weeks horror show but we know that knee jerk reactions rarely solve problems so we will continue to monitor how we get on. There is little doubt that a continued run of form of that nature will neccesitate some changes but in the meantime we are hopeful that our lads will be able to come through this mental test and do well against the Diamonds. We will have to change things about again as Ross Brady drops to reserve at the expense of Josh Grajczonek, but it is nearly each and every facet of the team that needs to up their game. This weekend shoudl be a good indicator of how we have managed that.
The boys were determinded to overcome their problems and four of them were on track on Tuesday in an attempt to solve the bike problems that they were having and hopefully the mental scars can be put to the back of the mind too and we can race to a good win over Newcastle to kick start our league campaign.”
GLASGOW: Trent Leverington, Lee Dicken, Shane Parker, Josh Grajczonek, Robert Ksiezak, Mitchell Davey, Ross Brady
NEWCASTLE: Josef Franc, George Stancl r/r, Christian Henry, Jason King, Ben Powell, Jamie Robertson, Sean Stoddart.
THE BEST OF THE REST:
The Tigers had a horror show last week in a hefty home defeat against Edinburgh which ensured the Monarchs reached the semi finals of the Premier Trophy alongside Reading, Sheffield and Birmingham. Shane Parker top scored for the Tigers with 19 points.
The one highlight of the meeting was a new track record set by Shane Parker, slicing 0.2 seconds off his previous mark set last August. The new time is now 57.1
The Tigers and the Diamonds are meeting twice in two days with the teams meeting again at the Newcastle Stadium on Monday with a 7.00pm start time. This will be the first away fixture for the Tigers this season in the league.
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.
Glasgow Speedway would like to offer its sincere condolences to the family of the late Tim Stone. The Newport Promoter sadly collapsed and died last Saturday night shortly after visiting his mother in hospital. Sadly, his mother passed away 24 hours later. It is to be hoped that Newport Speedway is able to continue and grow as a fitting tribute to Mr Stone.
A reminder that supporters have the chance to win a trip to the Danish Grand Prix by buying a ticket for the David McAllan Benefit raffle which is to be drawn on the 1st June. Tickets just £5 are available from the track.