NEWS: Emily picks up maiden win

Girl racer Emily Pitt (pictured right by Paul Devine) scooped her maiden win in the British Junior & Youth League at Perry Hall Playing Fields last Saturday with a blistering display to leave her rivals in her wake.

Fast improving Emily, of host club Birmingham Monarchs, easily progressed from the qualifiers with 15 points and shot from the tapes in her classification girls final to take the chequered flag to loud applause from her home supporters.

And, to complete a successful day for Birmingham, diminutive Connor Steel dominated the Under 10s final for the second round running to again take the maximum 25 point winners haul.

More success followed for the Monarchs in the Under 12s final. Fast improving Billy Winwood powered from the back on the final lap to take the victors laurels with teammate Ryan Winwood in third place.

The team event was won by Wednesfield Aces of Wolverhampton, with Birmingham in second and Coventry a close third. The next British Junior & Youth League round is at Coventry on Saturday 16th May, when the Monarchs will again be represented in all age groups.

Birmingham have no team senior racing this weekend, although first team stars Chris Timms and Mark Winwood will be in action on Saturday in the Christine Eliis Memorial Trophy at Wednesfield.

Meanwhile, veteran stars Bob Prince, Paul Timms and Steve Hodgkinson are gearing up for the 2015 Eurovets Grand Prix series which commences its nine round competition at Wiltshire venue Swindon on Saturday 9th May.

The Monarchs continue their highly successful junior recruitment programme every Thursday evening (from 6pm) at Perry Hall Playing Fields. Any youngsters, minimum age 8 years, are welcome to come along and try the fast and exciting sport of Cycle Speedway.

The Birmingham club have this week been in talks with Birmingham City Council concerning arrangements for the World Cycle Speedway finals, to be staged in the Midlands in the first week of August, and an announcement concerning possible support surrounding improved facilities is expected soon.

For more information on Birmingham Monarchs Cycle Speedway, including how to get involved, you can visit: or by ringing: 07825 585828.