Starza 2018 & British Youth Champs tonight at 6.30
It's a mammoth night in the history of Berwick Speedway tonight (Saturday September 15th 2018) with the big lads away at Ipswich following their excellent win at Edinburgh last night eager for a repeat - or even better - in Suffolk as they close in again on that top four spots in the league table.
At Shielfield Park however, at 6.30pm, its the turn of the Stars of Tomorrow and the competitors in the 500cc and 250cc divisions of the British Youth Championship concluding their competitions with 27 heats of racing on the menu. Below is the Speedway GB Press Release regarding the Youth Championships with our own Leon Flint competing in the 500cc section and also the "Starza 2018" and has to be favourite for both events.
Kieran Douglas and Luke Ruddick also represent the Borders in the "Starza" event while in the 500cc section we also see Harry McGurk lining up for action in what is sure to be a superb night's racing at the Tweedmouth track. Below are the expected line-ups and the Speedway GB Press Release:
STARS OF TOMORROW
YOUTH 500cc Division
YOUTH 250 cc Division
THE British Youth Championships head to the North East this coming weekend with Berwick and Newcastle taking centre stage.
On Saturday 15th Berwick host the final round of both the 500cc and 250cc series and then the following day (Sunday 16th) Newcastle stage the British
British Youth Boss Neil Vatcher said: “This is great news for the boys and girls competing in the Championship, and also great that the two North East tracks have invited us along.
“We haven't had a round since July 28, so all the guys are chomping at the bit to get back to competitive racing.”
The Youth Round at Berwick will consist of 11 qualifying heats and a final for each class, with home favourite Leon Flint competing on his home-town track, so is sure to have the majority of the local support.
The next day at Newcastle is a one-off British Final for the riders who have supported the British Youth Championship this year. This will be eight riders competing over eight qualifying heats plus a winner-takes-all final. 13-year-old Newcastle Gem rider Archie Freeman, along with fellow Gem Danny Smith are certain to have the backing of the Geordie support.
The Young Lions would like to thank the promotions of both Berwick and Newcastle for hosting the finals.