CLUB NEWS: Successful day for Newport Veterans at Astley’s Evrovets event

Four Newport Cycle Speedway Club riders competed in the opening Eurovets event in Manchester on Saturday.

The fast grippy Astley track lent itself to some excellent racing, where the riders blew away their pre season cobwebs to impress the watching spectators.

Newport’s new recruit Jim Collier was first on track scoring a creditable 11 points in the over 40s event.┬áComeback man Steve Clark rolled back the years in the Over 50s group finishing on 13 points and a 3rd place in the B final.

Kevin Greaves scored 12 points to finish in 4th place in the Over 60s A final, with Colin Simmons winning the meeting defeating the current British Over 60s champion in the process.

All four Newport veterans will be looking forward to round 2 at Newport’s track on may 12th.