WEEKEND PREVIEW: Elite League & BYJL round 3

It’s Elite League weekend again as round three kicks off on Sunday. First, it’s the third round of the British Youth and Junior League.

British Youth and Junior League

Coventry host the Midland’s racing in this weekends British Youth and Junior League series. Home favourite Spencer Sawbridge currently leads the U14 category and will hope to do well on his home track. In the North, Stockport is where all of the regions juniors will be headed. Underwood are the hosts for South and South Wales and Norwich welcome the South East juniors to Harford Park.

If you’re a junior and want to get involved turn up on the day and report to an official. It’s a great opportunity to meet new people and make friends as well as rivals!

Elite League

Sheffield v Wednesfield
This fixture is no doubt the pick of the bunch this weekend. Both teams are unbeaten in the Elite League so far, so something’s got to give. The Aces have been dominant all year, making short work of Newport and Ipswich at home. Where as Sheffield saw off challenges from the Eagles and Poole, away in Suffolk and then at home at Cookson Park. No inch will be given and it should make for entertaining viewing for spectators, if you’re at a loose end on Sunday, I’d head to Cookson if I were you.

Ipswich v Horspath
Horspath put behind them a shaky opening fixture start at home to Poole with an emphatic all-star win against Newport in round 2. Grabowski, Nowacki and Paradzinski have all made the trip from Poland at least once so far, all three of them heading to Suffolk would give Ipswich a difficult afternoon. The Eagles are always in with a shout on their home track, regardless of who they face. The Hammers will need to be at their best or risk being punished by the home side.

Poole v Newport
The fierce South and South Wales rivals clash again on Sunday with what could be a close match on paper. Poole’s young team have rode brilliantly and deserved more from their opening two matches, both away, against Horspath and Sheffield. Newport probably had the toughest opening fixtures they could have asked for against Wednesfield and Horspath, where perhaps despite the scoreline, they made their opponents work hard for their victories. It’s a tough one to call, but a good opportunity to climb the table for either side.

Other racing this weekend sees round two of the Northern 4s at Hull, featuring Hull, Stockport, A&T, Bury Comets, Bury Meteors and Heckmondwike, along with the Northern GP series. Hellingly are back in action against Exeter in a South and South Wales challenge fixture and final Spixworth host a Go-Ride event with Norwich and Hethersett.

Stay safe and enjoy your racing!