PREVIEW: Lights on at Hearsall Common as season ends
Coventry Cycle Speedway club bring down the curtain on a very successful 2014 season at Hearsall Common tonight (Tuesday 21st October) with the staging of the Coventry Under 17s final under floodlights. Sponsored by Galaxy Seating, the action starts at 7.30pm.
A host of top junior and youth talent will be on display on the super-fast banked Herasall Common bowl. Most of the competitors are from the staging club Coventry, under-lying the immense progress the club has made in finding a vast array of emerging young talent.
An energetic youth policy, headed by coach and first team star Myke Grimes, has been at the fore-front of the clubs` strategy since their superb revival three years ago. Several of these home grown riders have already progressed to senior team action.
Reigning champion Mason Phillips will be all out to defend his crown Tuesday evening, but he will face stern opposition from the dashing Kyle Roberts, fast improving Jake Slatter and British indoor number 4 Dan Drewett.
1 Ewan Hancock
2 Mason Phillips
3 Kyle Roberts
4 To Be Confirmed
5 Shaun Reynolds
6 Jake Slatter
7 Ollie Morris
8 Sammi Marsh
9 Liz Rigley
10 Jack Bayliss
11 Dan Drewett
12 Emily Pitt
13 Levi Walters
14 Charlie Barnett
15 Matt Hambridge
16 Spencer Sawbridge
Coventry club management and officials are delighted with the 2014 season, which has seen continued growth and success, both on and off the track. Formed in 1978, the club is at an all-time high water mark, and is thriving in all aspects of its operations.
They have record levels of registered riders and soaring volunteer numbers who expertly administer the club. They have continued to improve facilities on match days at Hearsall Common, although the legal standing of the location prevents permanent buildings being erected.
However, the club have just received official permission to site a second storage container at the track to house more bikes for the ever increasing numbers of new riders who have been attracted to the club.
Coventry officials are also in talks with Severn Trent to install a much needed water supply to the circuit. They also promote a highly successful winter indoor venture at the Sports Connexion and generate huge sums of commercial sponsorship.
Commenting on the 2014 season, team manager Lee Marsh said: “We have enjoyed a thoroughly successful and enjoyable campaign. We continue to grow and as we say goodbye to the 2014 season tonight, we look ahead to next year full of hope and confidence”.
Meanwhile, Coventry announced plans for their annual end of season party. The Hearsall Common based club will host a night of music, lights and presentations at the Craftsman Public House Function, in Holbrooks, on Saturday 15th November.
For more information on Coventry Cycle Speedway, including how to get involved, you can visit www.coventrycsc.com or follow the club on Twitter using @CoventryCSC.