|SHEFFIELD SPEEDWAY MATCH REPORTS 2013||SHEFFIELD WINDOW CENTRE Tigers v SELCO Brummies||Challenge||March 28|
Referee: Michael Breckon
|1. Simon Stead ©||9.58||ef||2||2||3||3||10|
|2. Facundo Albin||5.00||2||0||2||0||1||5|
|3. Joe Haines||5.04||1||0||0||1||2|
|4. Richard Hall||6.89||ef||2||2||ef||4|
|5. Ricky Wells||6.47||2||2||1||1||6|
|6. Damien Koppe||5.00||f||0||0||2||2|
|7. Jake Knight||3.00||1||0||ef||0||1|
|Hoggart / Hinchliffe||2||1||1||2||2||2||2||2||2||2||1||1||4||2||4|
|1. Ricky Ashworth (g)||1||1||x2||-||2|
|2. Jason Doyle||3||3||3||2'||11+1|
|3. Danny King ©||3||3||3||2'||11+1|
|4. Josh Auty||2'||1||1||3||7+1|
|5. Ben Barker||3||3||3||0||9|
|6. Martin Smolinski||3||1||1||3||3||2||2||15|
|7. Nicolas Covatti||2'||1||1||1||ef||5+1|
|Track record = 59.1|
R.Ashworth, 14 Oct 2010
Simon didn't get his season off to a good start as he was left standing at the tapes. Facundo in his first competitive race put Jason Doyle under pressure for a couple of laps and then held off Ricky Ashworth to defend second place. Damien was obviously over anxious and he ended up looping it at the start of heat 2. Joe started poorly and looked slow in heat 3 and Richard passed Josh before suffering engine problems. Ricky Wells led heat 4 from Ben, Jake and Nicolas. Ben rounded Ricky on the third turn on the second lap, and Nicolas picked off Jake on the second turn of lap 3. Jason led heat 5 from Richard until the Ricky Ashworth passed him wide on the pits turn. Richard fought back reclaiming second place on the last lap. Brummies 14 points ahead and cruising.
Simon pushed Ben all the way in heat 6 and Danny took an easy win in heat 7. Jason won heat 8 but Facundo and Nicolas had a great scrap for second with Facundo passing the Argentinean champ on the second bend of lap 3 and holding off a strong challenge on the last bend. Richard tried hard but it was Ben who won heat 9. Simon passed Josh on the first lap of heat 10 but couldn't catch Danny while Facundo nearly rounded Josh but then ran out of track and lost a lot of ground. Tigers now trail by 24 points. Will we manage a race winner?
Ricky Ashworth exceeded the 2 mins and Martin led the way from Damien in heat 11. Damien looked good ahead of Jason until he hit a rut on the second turn and dropped to last. The Brummies took an easy win in heat 12 but the Tigers went better in heat 13 with Simon taking the lead from Martin on the third turn, lap 2 and Ricky Wells passing Ben on the second bend of lap 3. Richard and Josh had a great scrap with plenty of passing in heat 14 and Damien showed a clean pair of heels to Nicolas. Richard looked as if he had it sewn up when he picked up a puncture on the last lap! Simon and Facundo were nominated against the Brummies reserves but this time it was Facundo's bike playing up. With seconds ticking away he emerged from the pits on Damien's bike and gave Martin a good run for second place.
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