The Lakeside Vortex Hammers have confirmed that Adam Ellis and Ben Morley have been selected to ride for the Essex based team at reserve for the 2014 season. The duo join the Hammers as part of the British Speedway Fast Track draft scheme, the draw for which took place earlier this afternoon.
Hammers asset Adam Ellis rode for the Ipswich Witches in the Premier League and the Isle of Wight in the National League in 2013, whilst local lad Morley, who for rode for National League team The Kent Kings, arrives with experience of the Raceway from when he rode for the Hackney Hawks National League team in 2011.
Statement from the BSPA.
BRITISH Speedway can now confirm the list of riders selected by the 10 top flight clubs at reserve for the 2014 season.
A hugely successful draft of riders took place at the offices of the British Speedway Promoters’ Association on Tuesday afternoon and was tweeted live to thousands of followers. The new top flight season will feature a combination of the world’s top stars along with the best British youngsters who will race against each other twice.
Great Britain youth (joint) boss Phil Morris said: “This is a great opportunity for these lads and I wish them well in the top flight next season.
“It’s an exciting addition to the league and I’m sure it will prove very popular, as was the draft process which was received very well by followers of the speedwayGB twitter feed.”
BELLE VUE: Stefan Nielsen and Ben Reade; BIRMINGHAM: Paul Starke and Simon Lambert; COVENTRY: Jason Garrity and James Sarjeant; EASTBOURNE: Lewis Blackbird and Daniel Halsey; KING’S LYNN: Lewis Kerr and Lewis Rose; LAKESIDE: Adam Ellis and Ben Morley; LEICESTER: Tom Perry and Max Clegg; POOLE: Kyle Newman and Lee Smart; SWINDON: Steve Worrall and Josh Bates; WOLVERHAMPTON: Ashley Morris and Joe Jacobs.
Image: Ben Morley of Hackney Hawks in riding action – Hackney Hawks Speedway Press & Practice Day at Arena Essex Raceway, Purfleet, Essex – CREDIT: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO
Adam Ellis (blue) in riding action – Lakeside Young Hammers Eastbourne Eaglets – Anglian Junior League Speedway at Arena Essex Raceway, Purfleet – CREDIT: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO