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26 May 2023
There’ll be a new leader of the pack when your FTS Bandits,…
Unsurprising news overnight that Josh Embleton has failed to recover from his alarming spill in time to take his place for the GHT Bullets, powered by STS at Northside this afternoon.
He suffered shoulder and chest injuries in the high speed heat two crash and his place at Workington will be taken by former British Youth rider Jack Shimelt – one of only two unattached two point riders available to guest – takes his place.
Jack, who like Josh spent much of his formative years in the Newcastle youth set-up and will be familiar to followers of the Northern Junior League. He has already guested for Belle Vue Colts this season, scoring 3+2 against Oxford Chargers, after outings in Armadale and Kent colours in 2022.
Comets’ captain Luke Crang has also withdrawn suffering leg damage in another high speed crash last night, avoiding his fallen team-mate Elliot Kelly. Rider-replacement will operate for them.
Anyone planning to travel to Northside this afternoon can find directions to the new track and detials of a park and ride scheme operating from town’s railway and bus stations on www.workingtoncomets.com
Workington have asked us to point out that admission by cash only.
The meeting starts at 3pm.
Ω Bandits’ skipper Leon Flint finished the SGP2 qualifier in Krsko with seven points to his name on Saturday.
Dane Emil Breum won the meeting with a 15 point maximum, Belle Vue’s Norick Blodorm, Pole Mateusz Cierniak and Swede Gustav Grahn the other automatic qualifiers for this year’s event.
Three permanent wildcards and three local wildcards will be announced at a later date.