Stay calm and prepare for Brum

The Vortex Hammers won’t be pushing the panic button following their last heat home defeat to Swindon on Friday evening. Co-Promoter Jon Cook commented “It’s still very early in the season and we seem to be almost incapable of making starts and look short of match fitness, especially last night against a very impressive Robins team, who must be clear favourites for the title.

I felt we lost our way mid-match but gave it our all from Heat 12 onwards and Peter Karlsson’s ride in Heat 15 was deserving of some reward, as it was one of the most committed passing moves you will see all year. ” Hammers captain Davey Watt suffered a wrist injury after crashing in the last race of the evening, and was due to be assessed later today.

Next up for the Vortex Hammers are another form team, The Birmingham Brummies who visit the Raceway next Friday, with the first race at 8pm.

Image: Heat 10: Peter Karlsson (red) and Peter Kildemand (white) – Lakeside Hammers vs Swindon Robins, Elite League Speedway at the Arena Essex Raceway, Pufleet – 05/04/13 – CREDIT: Rob Newell/TGSPHOTO