Vortex Hammers announce opening date

The Vortex Lakeside Hammers will open their 2015 season earlier than normal, on Friday 20th March, with the most special of events, The Remembering #Rico Spring Classic.

It will be a traditional 20 heat individual meeting with a winner takes all final, dedicated to the memory of Lee Richardson.

The Vortex Hammers Co Promoter Jon Cook commented: “We are honored that Emma Richardson has agreed to the Club staging this event as an annual season opener and we’ll be determined to put on a meeting that is a fitting tribute to our fallen Captain and No.1”.

The 2015 Hammers will be included in the field and the Club have applied for FIM inscription to allow invites to be offered to riders not racing in the UK.

Jon Cook will tonight be at the Fans Forum at the Park Inn North Stifford setting out the Club’s future plans on and off track and answering questions on all things Speedway. Entry is free and is scheduled to start at 7pm.

Details for The Park Inn can be found here:

Image Lee Richardson of Lakeside Hammers – Lakeside Hammers vs Eastbourne Eagles, Elite League Speedway play-off semi-final at the Arena Essex Raceway, Purfleet – CREDIT: Rob Newell/TGSPHOTO