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  • Rob Dyer

Meeting Preview - Vincent's Motorcycles & Antiques Handicap Challenge (Round 2) & Wizard

The next sunshine speedway takes place tomorrow (Tuesday 7 August) as the ‘Wightlink’ Warriors stage the second round of the Vincent’s Antiques & Motorcycles Handicap Challenge, to be supported by six heats of Southern Development League (SDL) racing featuring the ‘Wightlink’ Wizards against the Weymouth Wildcats.

The handicap format sees the better riders starting 15 or 30 metres behind their opponents, the degree of handicap being based on their accumulated match average during the season to date. In the first round held in July, the action was of the highest calibre and culminated in a pulsating final race between Warriors top two of Ben Morley and Alfie Bowtell.

On that occasion Morley won by the width of a tyre and these two will lock horns again on Tuesday, however they can expect stiff competition from Tom Brennan of Eastbourne (deputising for the injured Nathan Stoneman) and first round finalist Taylor Hampshire who has had several impressive outings on the Island in recent weeks. Apart from Stoneman, the only other change to the first round line up sees Coventry charger Luke Ruddick join the duelling dozen.