Speedway: Hammers excited at packed fixture list

THE Vortex Hammers fans are in for a packed summer of racing in 2014 as the fixture list, which has been published today shows.

Opening night at the Arena Essex Raceway is Friday 28th March with details to follow before the serious business of the League campaign starts a week later with the first ever visit of the Leicester Lions.

Highlights of the list include the traditional Good Friday 1pm visit of rivals Eastbourne and the inclusion of three, or possibly four, Saturday night meetings, which are sure to play to packed houses as they feature the Sport’s two biggest clubs, Coventry (twice), led by Grand Prix star Chris Harris, and Poole, with the Sport’s most popular rider Darcy Ward. These will be raced on Bank Holiday weekends.

A fourth Saturday, 5th July, will include World Champion Tai Woffinden and his Wolverhampton team but this meeting may be run twenty four hours earlier as both dates are reserved to cover for the permutations of England’s Football team progressing in the World Cup.

The Vortex Hammers Co Promoter Jon Cook commented: “It’s great to offer up a full Fixture List and I am particularly pleased that through the support of the Raceway we have managed to overcome the traffic problems that deter fans from visiting us on Bank Holiday Fridays by switching to Saturdays. These meetings really are the jewel in our crown along with a packed summer holiday of meetings that sees a gap of no more than a fortnight between home meetings. The team can’t wait to get cracking.”

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