Heckmondwike Cycle Speedway club’s juniors have been providing the highlights so far this season.
While the open age team has battled to over come injury and absence problems, the youngsters have been serving up successes.
They were comfortably winners in their clash with Northumbria Vikings at Heckmondwike’s Firth Park track, when the visitors fielded an under-strength team, but then added the scalp of Stockport with an impressive 27-23 success.
At first team level the Vikings won 93-57 as Heckmondwike struggled to compensate for the loss of two crucial riders Polish international Pawel Idziorek and 2013 Combination league winner Jake Wood.
On their visit to Stockport the Heckmondwike team were still missing their main team members against a home team which was made up of mainly elite riders.
Stockport duly won 100-50 points and Heckmondwike were still under-strength as they travelled to Hull for the second round of the Northern Fours League.
With six of the Northern League teams competing and Heckmondwike only having three senior riders available and having to add two juniors to the team to compete, they did very well to take fourth.
The achievement was even greater given that Darren Kent took a tumble in one of the heats injuring his shoulder, but he still he managed to complete his last three races.
Scores, Northern Fours League (at Hull): Stockport 65, Bury Comets 65, Hull 59, Heckmondwike 41, Bury Meteors 39, Astley Tildesley 30.
Training continues on Wednesday nights at Firth Park (7.30-9pm). Training is free and open to everyone with bikes, gloves and helmets provided.
For more information contact Justin Naylor 07799-367370.
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