Suffolk cycle speedway racers star in double joy victory at Sheffield
PUBLISHED: 14:52 25 June 2018 | UPDATED: 09:34 29 June 2018
The third Battle of Britain Supertrax clash of the season saw the East & South East head to Sheffield to race North & Scotland.
All the E&SE team race for Suffolk clubs – and it was a double celebration – with both the juniors and seniors victorious.
The junior clash saw a meeting of two unbeaten sides and was very entertaining.
The E&SE are very strong at the top end, with Ipswich and England’s Pierce Bacon again getting great support from his brother Harrison. While Lewis Brinkhoff showed huge maturity as he raced to a brilliant 24-point maximum.
However, it was rest of the E&SE team that starred. Ethan Mitchell, making his Battle of Britain debut at a dusty and hot Cookson Park circuit, performed very well, as did fellow reserve James Porter.
In the main body of the team, Adam Cooper won an important heat, while Tyler Brinkhoff and Ben Clarke did a huge amount of unselfish work. It was a most impressive performance.
North and Scotland 95, East and South East 104: Tyler Brinkhoff 7, Harrison Bacon 19, Ben Clarke 10+1, Lewis Brinkhoff 24, Adam Cooper 11, Pierce Bacon 20+1, Ethan Mitchell 7, James Porter 6
The seniors had a more comfortable victory over their northern opponents, as they also kept up their unbeaten Battle of Britain run.
The E&SE were solid throughout and all eight riders contributed.
North & Scotland included two experienced riders in former champions Steve Harris and Andy Angel. But Ipswich showed some super team riding, none more so that Leon Mower.
The Ipswich top six were too good and with reserve Pierce Bacon winning three heats, the North had no response.
North and Scotland 91, East and South East 108: Josh Brooke 17+2, Richard Fellgett 14+1, Lewis Osborne 14+2, Matt Hill 15, Leon Mower 10+2, Ashley Hill 16+1, Harrison Bacon 7+2, Pierce Bacon 15
On Saturday the Ipswich Women’s squad finished fourth in the British Womens Club Championship in Manchester.