Date: Wednesday February 16, 2022
AUSTRALIAN star Sam Masters warmed up for the UK season with victory in the Jason Lyons Solo meeting at Mildura last weekend.
The Wolverhampton and Edinburgh man edged out Justin Sedgmen to take the title as his preparations step up for the new domestic campaign.
Masters said: “It was a long old drive to Mildura with the family so to come away with the win made it worthwhile.
“Jason is something of a legend at Mildura and a top bloke to be around, so to win his meeting does mean a lot.
“It was good to catch up with a few old faces and just hang out for the weekend and relax with friends. It’s a long old drive back home so I made sure I enjoyed the weekend away.
“I’m still looking at dates to fly back to England, but time is passing now and the season will soon be here I guess.”
TODD Kurtz has confirmed three more names for his Testimonial meeting at Sheffield on March 24.
British Champion and Tigers star Adam Ellis has joined the field, along with Wolverhampton duo Ryan Douglas and Nick Morris.
Kurtz said: “It’s taking shape nicely and I’ll be heading over to England soon.
“I’m looking forward to it, who would have believed it would take two years to re-arrange my meeting when Covid first arrived on the scene?
“The line-up is great so far and hopefully I’ll have some more names to announce real soon.
“I want it to be a great night for the fans to enjoy too, I want them to go away feeling they’ve had value for money and we’ll work hard to ensure that happens.”
BIRMINGHAM boss Laurence Rogers remains in talks with ‘several’ riders as he looks to complete his team for the new era of racing at Perry Barr.
With the clock ticking towards their first meeting of the season in the KO Cup at Leicester on March 26, the Brummies are still three riders short.
Rogers said: “We’re working hard to sort things out. I can understand everyone wanting news, but we have to stay patient until it gets done.
“I’m in negotiations with several riders, and others have been suggested to us by our contacts.
“It was a blow losing certain guys from last season, but they had to look after themselves as the takeover continued to be worked on. I can’t blame them for that.
“It’s frustrating in many ways but I’m hopeful everything will fall into place soon.”