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  • Rob Dyer

Powell Powers To Handicap Victory - Updated

Kent based racer Charley Powell was on tip-top form at last night’s speedway meeting as he powered to six impressive and unbeaten victories in the latest round of the Wightlink Warriors Summer Spectaculars.

Racing from a 15 metre handicap, Powell made his intentions known as early as heat 3 when he held off the close attentions of 30 metre man Connor Coles and that confidence booster shone out in all his subsequent races including the Grand Final. Interestingly ahead of that Final, Powell, a former Eastbourne Eagle was the only rider to change race set-up in what turned out to be a shrewd and successful bid to win the meeting.

Amongst the pre-meeting favourites, Wightlink Warrior Chad Wirtzfeld took a fall in his first outing but returned unscathed to run a second place in the Grand Final, whilst another Warrior, Alex Spooner, was the innocent victim of the Wirtzfeld fall and whilst continuing was clearly shaken. For Connor Coles, third in the Grand Final, it was a continuation of his roller coaster week both on and off track. His simple statement of proudly wearing his Warriors shirt sent a very clear message to the sports authorities and some clubs who have been less than co-operative in releasing riders to come to race on the Island to develop their skills.