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Suffolk cycle speedway racers star in double joy victory at Sheffield

PUBLISHED: 14:52 25 June 2018 | UPDATED: 09:34 29 June 2018

The East & South East junior team which won at Sheffield: Back row, left to right: Ashley Hill (joint manager), Pierce Bacon, Tyler Brinkhoff, Harrison Bacon, Lewis Brinkhoff, Ritchie Fellgett (joint manager). Front row, left to right: James Porter, Ben Clarke, Adam Cooper and Ethan Mitchell Photo: CONTRIBUTED

The East & South East junior team which won at Sheffield: Back row, left to right: Ashley Hill (joint manager), Pierce Bacon, Tyler Brinkhoff, Harrison Bacon, Lewis Brinkhoff, Ritchie Fellgett (joint manager). Front row, left to right: James Porter, Ben Clarke, Adam Cooper and Ethan Mitchell Photo: CONTRIBUTED

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The third Battle of Britain Supertrax clash of the season saw the East & South East head to Sheffield to race North & Scotland.

Adam Cooper leads a heat for the junior team at Sheffield Photos: PHIL CLARKEAdam Cooper leads a heat for the junior team at Sheffield Photos: PHIL CLARKE

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.

The North's Ed Morton leads Ben Clarke, right and Pierce Bacon in the junior clashThe North's Ed Morton leads Ben Clarke, right and Pierce Bacon in the junior clash

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.

Leon Mower chases Andy Angell as the track dries out in the senior meeting at the weekendLeon Mower chases Andy Angell as the track dries out in the senior meeting at the weekend

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.

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