Speedway: Hammers break the 60 barrier

LAKESIDE broke the 60-point barrier for the first time this season with a crushing victory over the Isle of Wight at the Arena-Essex Raceway.

The Vortex Hammers ran out 63-27 winners with a truly dominant display to maintain their perfect home record.
Their top four dropped just four points with Zach Wajtknecht, Paul Hurry and Ben Morley all going unbeaten by an opposing rider whilst Alfie Bowtell suffered just one defeat.

With Connor Locke and Nick Laurence also claiming a race win apiece it was an exceptional team display from the Purfleet side.

And co-promoter Jon Cook was delighted to see them continue their momentum with another eye-catching display against the struggling Warriors.

Said Cook: “You can only beat what’s in front of you, and I think it’s fair to say the Isle of Wight weren’t at the same level as the other teams we’ve faced so far.

“I thought we showed impressive form, all the riders were looking confident and quick, so things look encouraging for when we face tougher tests.

“It was nice to see Connor Locke get amongst the points at home, he’s done a couple of home meetings now and is getting better all the time.

“We’re pleased with how things are going at the moment, so long may it continue.”

The Hammers will be back in action away at Buxton on Sunday, July 2 (3pm) before returning to the Arena-Essex Raceway for the return fixture with the Hitmen on Friday, July 14 (8pm).

LAKESIDE 63: Paul Hurry 13+2, Alfie Bowtell 12+1, Zach Wajtknecht 12, Ben Morley 11+1, Connor Locke 6+1, Nick Laurence 6, Jamie Couzins 3.
ISLE OF WIGHT 27: James Cockle 7, Connor Coles 6, Ben Wilson 5, Alex Spooner 5, Chris Widman 3, Kelsey Dugard 1+1, Jamie Sealey 0.

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