It is great to see two of our Workington Comets riders named as the top 16 in Britain.
Richard Lawson and Adam Roynon have been directly seeded through to the British Final at the end of the month and it is no less than the two riders deserve.
Lawson has steadily improved ever since he sat on a speedway bike and is one of the most consistent riders in the Premier League while Roynon deserves some success after his catalogue of injuries.
Despite being up against the cream of British riders the duo have both proved themselves in the Elite League that they can mix it with the big boys and I feel will surprise a few people, especially Roynon who has been banging in double figure scores for Coventry.
In addition three of the big guns Scott Nicholls, Tai Woffinden and Danny King all meet in one heat which means one of them would have to drop points which could let somebody else in.
Let us hope we can get as many fans down there to cheer the boys on.
If last year’s final is anything to go by, where we had a four rider pile up in the final, we should be in for a cracker and lets hope our boys put up a good show.
IT was shame we only finished third in the Fours competition at the weekend but it must still be seen as a good achievement.
Hopes had been high before the tournament with many of our riders having experience of Peterborough’s East of England Showground before.
Those hopes were further reinforced when they topped their group and Somerset were eliminated but a slow start in the final meant they were always playing catch up.
Berwick were worthy winners of the competition and they will be parading the trophy through the streets on Saturday.
As we are up there this weekend it is up to us to spoil their party and take something from our match there.
And for the stattos among you here is a fantastic bit of trivia.
The last time the Comets lost a match was April 20 at Edinburgh. Today it will be exactly three months before we return to Edinburgh. Let us hope it is not a bad omen!
SO Denmark have been crowned World Cup champions wrestling the title off Poland.
They were criticised for using their youngsters in the semi final but in the race off they brought back Nicki Pedersen and went through to the final where they triumphed over Australia by three points.
It will be interesting to see how long Poland boss Marek Cieslak remains in charge after the failed to get through to the final and Team GB put in a disappointing performance following their encouraging meeting in the semi final where they pushed Australia close.
I predicted Sweden to win - the less said about that the better.
Published: July 19, 2012
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