Date: Monday September 6, 2021
SCUNTHORPE have stepped in to host the British Under-19 Final on Friday September 17.
The original running of the event at Mildenhall last month was abandoned after five races, and the Fen Tigers promotion elected not to be considered for the re-staging.
Scorpions promoter Rob Godfrey said: “The British Under-19 Final was Mildenhall’s meeting, since it was allocated to them for this season. When it was called off, Mildenhall still had first refusal on the re-staging.
“But once the Mildenhall promotion revealed they no longer wished to hold it, I stepped in to bring it to Scunthorpe, since we have a free date on Friday, September 17.
“This is a prestigious meeting that has been held every year since 2004, when it was the British Under-18 Championship, and it’s important it’s still held this season.
“As people may recall, we also held the meeting during Covid-hit 2020. It was a cracking meeting that was the pick of the three meetings we held here last season under Covid restrictions.
“Drew Kemp pipped Dan Gilkes to the title, while our own Jordan Palin recovered from a first race exclusion to win a run-off for third place.
“The meeting will again boast a line-up of the top British prospects and it will contain some thrilling racing; I have no doubt about it.”
CRAIG Cook fired in a 15-point maximum as Glasgow returned to winning ways with a 49-41 victory over Scunthorpe.
The result moved the Ashfield side back up to third position in the Championship table, whilst the Scorpions are left looking over their shoulders after a point-less weekend as they look to secure a top-six finish.
Cook was backed up by Sam Jensen with 9+2 for the Tigers whilst reserve Simon Lambert (11) and Thomas Jorgensen (10+2) hit double figures for the visitors.
Jensen said: “It would be a bit easier if I could make more starts. It was difficult today because the starts were quite slick but the other days at Poole and Leicester were quite grippy.
“It’s a really exciting side now, and of course the club is doing its best to get the best team, so we can go as far as possible in this league and hopefully win it.”
Scunthorpe boss Dave Peet said: “We were a bit unfortunate not to get a point. We stuck in there the whole meeting and we didn’t let the meeting get away from us.
“But one or two of the later races didn’t go quite the way we wanted, while we were pipped a couple of times on the line and, combined, that made all the difference.”
Glasgow have also confirmed the signing of Polish rider Marcin Nowak, who took in some practice laps after the meeting and hopes to make his debut against Plymouth on Friday.
TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 7:
CHAMPIONSHIP: Kent v Scunthorpe 6.30
90TH ANNIVERSARY: Plymouth 7pm
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 8:
CHAMPIONSHIP: Birmingham v Redcar 7.30, Poole v Plymouth 7.30
THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 9:
PREMIERSHIP: King’s Lynn v Sheffield 7.30