Warriors Three Team Success
The second of the Wightlink Warriors Summer Spectaculars saw the home side romp home against the visiting Cradley Heathens and Oxford Cheetahs in a meeting that produced plenty of talking points for a sizeable holiday crowd.
Man of the match turned out to be home skipper Danno Verge (pictured) who rode unbeaten in his five outings including an excellent last to first win in heat 8. In an innovative twist, teams used an experimental format that required team managers to nominate a rider from each of the two opposing teams who would have to take a 15 metre starting handicap and Verge’s blast to reel in and pass the Cheetah’s Ryan Terry-Daley was one of the highlights.
Also making up his handicap was new Warrior Alex Spooner as he raced through in heat 7 to join team mate Chad Wirtzfeld at the front after overhauling Cradley’s Scott Campos. It was an impressive debut for Spooner who dropped just one point to opposing riders in a very promising display.
Returning Warrior Wirtzfeld was also right in the points with two race wins whilst the Island’s own Morgan Williams battled hard for his four points and did just what was expected of him in more senior company.