Points needed by The Hammers – 3.45pm update

3.45pm Update – Meeting on

Track awaiting watering. Light showers still possible up to 6pm, therefore there will be a late track preparation.
All systems go. First race 8pm

Speedway racing returns to the Arena Essex Raceway this Friday, 15th August, when the Vortex Hammers take on the Belle Vue Aces.

The home side will be aiming to take all three League points to stay in the Play Off positions and Promoter Jon Cook is urging his team not to underestimate the visitors from Manchester.

Says Cook: “It’s the business end of the season now and we can’t allow any slip ups. The Aces may be at the wrong end of the table but we need to use this meeting as a springboard to take away points in our forthcoming meetings (at Leicester on Saturday and the return at Belle Vue on Monday).

To do that we must cut out the machinery problems and, at times, the poor team riding that cost us a great chance of taking something away from Poole on Wednesday evening.”

Teams for Friday:

Vortex Lakeside Hammers: Davey Watt (Captain), Richard Lawson, Lewis Bridger, Kim Nilsson, Daniel King, Ben Morley, Adam Ellis.

Belle Vue Aces: Scott Nicholls (Captain), Ritchie Worrall, Stuart Robson, Michael Palm Toft, Josh Grajczonek, Lee Payne, Stefan Nielsen.

Friday’s action will get underway at the Arena Essex with the parade of riders at 7.45pm and the first race at 8pm.

Image: Kim Nilsson of Lakeside Hammers – Lakeside Hammers vs Eastbourne Eagles, Elite League Speedway at the Arena Essex Raceway. CREDIT: Rob Newell/TGSPHOTO