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Thursday, 24 July 2014

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Ankle injury for Workington Comets star Roynon

A trip in the back of an ambulance was Workington Comets’ star Adam Roynon’s last ride of the Ben Fund Bonanza after injuring his ankle.

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COMETS TOGETHER: Adam Roynon, left, and Kyle Howarth at the Ben Fund Bonanza

The 23-year-old collided with eventual winner Ben Parker and was excluded.

Roynon was able to walk to the ambulance, and it’s hoped the injury is not too serious.

It capped off a disappointing day for Roynon, who ended the meeting with just two points.

The Ben Fund Bonanza raises money for injured speedway riders, and Roynon was competing against the world’s best at Perry Barr, Birmingham.

The field included three times world champion Nicki Pedersen and Grand Prix riders Chris Harris and Kenneth Bjerre.

Against Pedersen, Danny King and Adam Shields in his first outing, Roynon fell and was excluded.

He could not make any impression in his next race against Harris, Rory Schlein and Patrick Hougaard and finished fourth.

Roynon scored his only points in his third heat, taking an impressive second behind Scunthorpe’s Josh Auty and ahead of Richard Hall and Lukasz Sowka.

In his third heat, Roynon was neck and neck with Barker down the home straight, but the pair collided.

Comets’ Kyle Howarth was also at Perry Barr as a reserve, but didn’t feature in any heats.

Barker got the better of a host of top names in the meeting, which was raced in front of a bumper crowd, and overcame Harris in second and team-mate King, who only dropped one point in the heats, in third.

In the semi-final Barker followed home Pedersen while holding off the challenge of Schlein.

Barker rode a perfect lap in the final to take the win from Harris.

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