Hammers select their Elite Draft Riders for 2015

The Vortex Hammers will welcome young Brit Ashley Birks to their 2015 line up following the Elite Draft staged today at Coventry Stadium.

He will be joined by the returning club asset Adam Ellis who will be moving clubs in the Premier League.

The Hammers Team Manager, Neil Vatcher commented “We’re pleased with the draft and welcome Ashley to the club and Adam back.

The addition of more riders to create a top tier choice, meant that we had to pick either Adam or Ben Morley and that was a difficult decision, but on balance we need to win on the road and that’s where Adam had the advantage. I’m sure we’ll call Ben in whenever we need a replacement at reserve.”


Adam Ellis of Lakeside Hammers – Lakeside Hammers vs Eastbourne Eagles, Elite League Speedway at the Arena Essex Raceway. CREDIT: Rob Newell/TGSPHOTOE

Heat 14: Tai Woffinden (red), Joe Jacobs (white), Ashley Birks (blue) and Brendan Johnson (yellow) – British Under 21 Speedway Final at the Arena Essex Raceway CREDIT: Rob Newell/TGSPHOTO –