Dan could be the man for U21 title

DANIEL King will start one of the favourites to win the British under-21 speedway final when it takes place at the Norfolk Arena, King's Lynn tonight.He was just squeezed out by Edward Kennett in last year's final at Rye House, and the lad who doubles up for Ipswich and Mildenhall is out to go one better.

By Elvin King

DANIEL King will start one of the favourites to win the British under-21 speedway final when it takes place at the Norfolk Arena, King's Lynn tonight.

He was just squeezed out by Edward Kennett in last year's final at Rye House, and the lad who doubles up for Ipswich and Mildenhall is out to go one better.

King will have his elder brother Jason, 21, as an opponent tonight.


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Both ride for Mildenhall in the Premier League, while Daniel is also a crucial part of the Witches team in the Elite League.

Jason, who guested for Arena-Essex against Ipswich at Foxhall Stadium last Friday, said: “I am feeling strong on the bike and making a few decent scores.

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“I have reached the world round stage before and it is this experience that will spur me on.

“King's Lynn is a fair track, and if you ride well you stand every chance.”

Steve Boxall, an Ipswich squad member, is also in the field along with Mildenhall's James Brundle.

King junior was seeded to tonight's meeting along with Kennett, William Lawson, Lewis Bridger, Ben Wilson and James Wright.

The nine qualifiers were Jason King, Brundle, Joel Parsons, Benji Compton, Rob Dennis, Jon Auty, Ben Barker, Luke Bowen and Boxall.

The final wild card place will be decided by pre-meeting run-off between the thee riders who finished fourth in the qualifiers - Simon Lambert, Jack Hargreaves and Jamie Courtney.

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