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  • Rob Dyer

Warriors Looking To Hammer The Cheetahs

Team speedway takes centre stage this Thursday (29 July) as the Wightlink Warriors entertain the Cradley Heathens and the Oxford Cheetahs in a three team tournament at the Smallbrook Stadium in Ryde.

This meeting will be the first time Warriors new team manager Steve Piper takes charge of his chosen quartet of riders, three of whom are well known names to fans of the home side. Danno Verge, Chad Wirtzfeld and Morgan Williams will be joined by the improving 21 year old Alex Spooner.

For local lad Williams (pictured) from Wroxall (IOW) it will signal another huge step along the road that has seen his rise from track raker to rookie rider and on to full team member. He is realistic enough to appreciate that he has a long way to go as he progresses up the racing ladder, but his willingness to listen, learn and apply advice is a testament to the dedication and progress he has displayed so far.

As to the visitors, riders with past and present Island connections abound with Nathan Stoneman and Ryan Terry-Daley back to represent Oxford, Scott Campos will be leading the Cradley assault alongside the very competent Lu