Cook looks for big reaction


The Vortex Lakeside Hammers face two ‘Cup Finals’ over the next two Fridays,  as they attempt to get their season back on track, after a weekend to forget for the Essex side.

First the Coventry Bees and then reigning Elite League champions, the Poole Pirates, visit The Arena Essex Raceway and Hammers Co-Promoter Jon Cook is backing the team to bounce back from the disappointing results against Wolves & Leicester.

Cook commented on Sunday “We didn’t see the home defeat against Wolves coming on Friday and it serves as a real wake up call, that meetings are passing by and we aren’t getting the points on the board needed to challenge for the top four.

Injuries haven’t helped but I can’t offer them as excuses when the team we have on track gets into a lead, they then let it slip. We’re looking for a big reaction this week.”


Wolves number one Freddie Lindgren will guest for the injured Andreas Jonsson against The Bees, with Steve Boxall hoping to be fit for his official Hammers debut at reserve.

Images: Heat 6: Mikkel Bech (red), Edward Kennett (blue), Freddie Lindgren (white) and Jacob Thorssell (yellow) – Lakeside Hammers vs Wolverhampton Wolves.  CREDIT: Rob Newell/TGSPHOTO

Jon Cook of Lakeside Hammers – Lakeside Hammers Speedway Press & Practice Day at Arena Essex Raceway. CREDIT: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO