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Meeting Result - Cobra's Garage Mahal 'Slide In Ryde' Best Pairs

‘Wightlink’ Warriors popular heat leader Scott Campos was in top form as he linked up with Plymouth rider Richard Andrews to win the ‘Slide In Ryde’ Best Pairs competition held at the Andrew Younie Smallbrook Stadium tonight.

Racing under the banner of ‘London Loonies’ the pair made an ideal combination for this type of meeting with Campos’ fast starts being complimented by Andrews brave bursts when behind. Andrews efforts were especially praiseworthy coming from last to second in the Final having twice taken nasty falls during heats five and seven.

Facing off with the London Loonies in the Grand Final were Jason Edwards (Eastbourne) and Ryan Terry-Daley (Plymouth) representing the ‘Speedway Widows’ who came through qualification and their semi-final with a consistent series of scores that appreciated the unusual 4,3,2,0 scoring system and the benefit of being second and third in a heat rather than first. Indeed the two top scoring pairs in the qualification rounds were both eliminated at the semi final stage because a race win was insufficient when the second team member didn’t score.

Racing in front of meeting sponsor Steve Luxton from Cobra’s Garage Mahal on a flying visit from Florida, the six pairs were certainly well matched on paper and so it proved on track with plenty of incident and passing to keep a good sized crowd well entertained.