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  • Rob Dyer

Warriors Looking To Hammer The Cheetahs - Again!

The disappointment of last week’s rained off meeting has quickly passed and the Wightlink Warriors speedway team are fully prepared for a renewed challenge from the Cradley Heathens and Oxford Cheetahs as leg 2 of the three match tournament comes to tapes this Thursday (12 August) at the Smallbrook Stadium in Ryde.

Leg 1 saw the Warriors power ahead of the opposition taking a fifteen point advantage over Cradley and eighteen ahead of Oxford. Warriors are set to be unchanged and will be lead by maxi-man Danno Verge (pictured leading Oxford’s Ryan Terry-Daley in leg 1), whilst Cradley have opted to introduce former Warrior Chris Widman into their line-up. Oxford, injury ravaged from leg 1, bring in ever-popular Connor Coles and Charley Powell to stiffen their ranks.

Adding to the excitement of the evening will be a special appearance by the ‘Crazy Kiwi’ Bruce Cribb who will take to the Smallbrook shale on an ice speedway bike loaned to him for the occasion by Warriors’ co-owner Barry Bishop. Cribb is one of the very few conventional speedway riders to have mastered the different requirements of ice racing with three World Final appearances evidencing his mastery of these lethal machines with their heavily spiked tyres. These days he provides occasional demonstration races as part of his charitable efforts for the Permanently Injured Riders Fund.