Sheffield Speedway Match Reports 2014

ATPI Air Fence Bonanza

Owlerton Stadium

31st March

RiderClub01020304r105060708r209101112 r3TotSfFin 
  1. Simon Stead Shef 2 2 2   6
  2. Ty Proctor Wolv 3 01   4
  3. Josh Auty Scun 1 2 1   4
  4. Andre Compton Shef 0 3 3   6 2nd
  5. Ashley Birks Scun 2 1 3   6 3rd
  6. Leigh Lanham Shef 3 ef -   3
  7. Richard Hall Redc 1 2 2   5
  8. Aaron Summers Redc 0 3 2   5
  9. Adam Roynon Shef 2 ef 1   3
10. Taylor Poole Shef 0 1 0   1
11. Cameron Woodward East 3 3 3 91ST
12. Sam Ermolenko unat 1 1 0   2
r1. Josh Bates Shef 3 3  
r2. Simon Nielsen Shef 2 2  
r3. James Sargeant Cov 1 1  
r4. Dan GreenwoodCov 0 ef  
Track record = 59.1
R.Ashworth, 14 Oct 2010.
 01  02  03  04  r1  05   06  07  08  r2  09   10    11   12   r3  TotS/fFin  
61.662.761.761.163.8 63.563.963.664.967.0 65.7    

Rory Schlein was unable to start in this re-arranged opener due to prior commitments his place being taken by Richard Hall, and Aaron Summers was a last minute replacement for Patrick Hougaard.

Ty Proctor took a flyer in the first heat which I'm amazed that Tony Steele turned a blind eye to. Steady was on his tail but seemed content with second place. A much fairer start to heat 2 saw Leigh ride a good first and second bend to ward off the attentions of both Ashley Birks and Richard Hall. A promising start from Leigh. Adam trapped alongside Cameron Woodward to lead heat 3 and after a good scrap Cameron eased ahead on the third lap. Cameron and Adam were both out again in heat 4. Cameron led from Adam until Steady dived inside him on the third bend of the third lap. Adam looked ready to reciprocate on the last lap when his clutch gave way.

Reserves match race next with Josh Bates sharp from the tapes and Simon Nielsen right on his back wheel. Taylor couldn't get his bike started for heat 5 and was climbing onto a spare (or loaned) bike when his exclusion was announced, and then rescinded as he was by then ready to start! Aaron Summers led but Leigh was challenging strongly when his clutch expired. Andre led from the tapes and stymied Richard's every move in heat 6. Cameron won heat 7 at a canter with Steady confident that 6 points would get him into the semi-final. Aaron led heat 8 but Ashley was all over him like a rash until he sliced thru into the lead on the second bend, last lap.

As the rain came down the second reserves race finished the same way as the first with Josh and Simon both trying much wider lines. Andre made another blinding start to lead from Richard in heat 9 but Adam was much more subdued back in third place as the conditions deteriorated, and as the rain got heavier the referee called an end to the nights proceedings.

A dire programme, riddled with mistakes and on peculiar shiny paper was not value for money. It's to be hoped it was a rush job and that the Newcastle programme on Thursday is significantly better.


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