Stars from two tiers of British speedway will show what they’re made of this afternoon as Ashfield hosts the Peugeot Open.
Seasoned campaigners in the Premier League – as well as some of the National League’s up-and-coming hopefuls – compete in the 15-heat meeting. The riders will race it out over 12 heats before two semi-finals and a final.
Dimitri Berge and James Sarjeant will lead the home charge, and Edinburgh’s Justin Sedgmen could stake a claim as one of the meeting favourites. Alex Davies is likely to be in the mix as he represents Scunthorpe. Also taking part from the Premier League are Nicki Barrett of Workington and Berwick’s Alex Edberg, while there’s a place for former Plymouth rider Hynek Stichauer from the Czech Republic.
Visiting Glasgow from the National League will be four members of the Stoke team – veteran Jon Armstrong, the ever-improving Lee Payne, Chris Widman and Ryan Macdonald, who is from Glasgow and signed as a Tigers asset last week. Completing the line-up is 20-year-old New Zealander Bradley Wilson-Dean, who rides for Eastbourne in the National League and is tipped as one of the next big stars of the sport.
Glasgow team manager Stewart Dickson, who helped put the line-up together, said: “I’m looking forward in particular to seeing Bradley Wilson-Dean. He’s a New Zealander with dual British nationality. Everybody has been looking at him for the future.
Entry for adults is at a reduced price of £10 for what promises to be a great afternoon of speedway entertainment.
Gates open at 1pm with tapes-up at 3pm.
Tickets available in advance via ‘Get Tickets’. Tickets on the turnstiles: Adults £10 ~ Concessions £7 (>60s, disabled or students) ~ 12-16 years £4 ~ U12s accompanied by an adult £1 ~ Children under three go free.