Sheffield Speedway Results 2018

2018 Plumco Top Gun Championship

Owlerton Stadium

19 July

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1. Simon Lambert

2 3 3 2 3 13 3rd

2. Jamie Halder

0 0 1 0 0 1 16th

3. Danny Phillips

1 0 2 2 0 5 13th

4. Nathan Greaves

3 2 3 3 2 13 4th

5. James Shanes

2 1 ef 3 1 7 9th

6. Danny Ayres

3 1 0 2 1 7 8th

7. Tom Wooley

0 1 0 0 1 2 15th

8. Cooper Riordan

1 1 3 1 2 8 7th

9. Josh Coyne

fx 0 1 0 2 3 14th

10. Max Ruml

1 3 1 0 1 6 11th

11. Connor Mountain

3 3 1 2 3 12 1ST

12. Josh McDonald

2 0 3 3 3 11 6th

13. Kye Thomsen

2 2 2 3 2 11 5th

14. Kyle Bickley

3 2 0 1 0 6 10th

15. Joe Lawlor

1 2 2 1 0 6 12th

16. Zaine Kennedy

0 3 2 1 3 9 2ND
Junior track record
61.8 Adam Roynon
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63.3263.94 awd 65.0062.88 64.1262.5063.8163.5064.44 64.0064.8163.6864.2564.88 64.9465.1264.6364.8764.62

'Top Gun' programme Nathan Greaves won heat 1 ahead of Simon Lambert who was content to follow him home. Danny Ayers lead heat 2 and James was again happy to take two points. Connor Mountain contested the lead of heat 3 with Josh McDonald who kept gating filled-in. Josh Coyne was passed by Max Ruml before sliding off on the last lap. Kyle Bickley led heat 4 from Kye Thomsen who looked to be riding out of his skin! Kye led briefly but then bounced off the air fence before recovering to finish second. Zaine Kennedy slid off on the first lap but jumped back on to finish last.

Simon won heat 5 but Kye gave him a hard time and looked very smooth finishing second. Max takes the long way around the pits turn and passes Kyle at the end of the second lap in heat 6. Connor easy winner of heat 7. Danny makes a super human effort to pass Tom on the run to the line but fails. Josh M leads heat 8 but Zaine powers around him on the first lap. Nathan then picks him off but Josh gives chase only to lose his steel shoe gifting a point to Cooper as he struggles to regain control.

Simon and Zaine have ding-dong in heat 9. Connor clips Danny's back wheel on the first turn but gets his head down and passes Danny at the end of the second lap. James led from the gate and had built up a considerable lead before grinding to a halt in heat 10. Kyle tries the outside run from the start in heat 11 but runs out of track and shuts off to avoid the fence. Cooper wins from Danny. Nathan wins heat 12 but all eyes are on the ding-dong scrap between Max and Kye who pass and re-pass every bend.

Another fantastic race with Josh M and Simon swapping the lead at least once each lap in heat 13. Kye, Cooper and Connor have a three way scrap at the start of heat 14. Kye edged clear and Connor just beat Cooper in the run to the chequered flag. Danny traps ahead in heat 15. James takes a lap to pass Zaine and then goes high and wide to leave Danny in his wake. Nathan wins from tapes to flag in heat 16.

Simon just holds off Cooper on the run to the line in heat 17. Zaine was left standing but recovered to pass both Tom and Jamie on the first lap and then closed down and passes Josh C on the third lap of heat 18. With the action now coming thick and fast Kye and Josh M treat us to a fantastic heat 19. After trading places for two laps Josh M eases ahead before going far too wide into the first turn on the last lap. Bouncing off the fence he recovered brilliantly and even regained the lead as they entered the third turn! Connor wins from the tapes in heat 20 to confirm his semi-final place while Nathan's second place put him straight through into the final.

Connor traps ahead to win the semi-final but Zaine, Kye and Josh M have a great scrap with Zaine taking the widest and bravest lines to get the verdict and the last place in the final. Connor traps ahead again in the final but Zaine scrapes the fence pushing him all the way. Simon is in close contention in third but cannot get the better of Zaine, and Connor has the speed to keep Zaine at bay. Nathan knows his place.

Once the track had settled down after the first half dozen races we were treated to the best and closest racing we've had all season. The few people scattered around the terracing all agreed that the racing was out of the top drawer. The losers were the Owlerton regulars who opted to give it a miss despite evidence that this kind of meeting is invariably one of, if not the best of the year.

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