Something to Build On

A rare Thursday fixture as the meeting with Stoke which was postponed over a week ago is rescheduled and the “Buildbase” Tigers come into this one on the back of their first away league win of the season at Mildenhall last Sunday. Co-Promoter Stewart Dickson was over the moon with the team’s efforts in Suffolk and is hopeful that there is some light at the end of the tunnel.

“We raced well and while Mildenhall are having a very difficult time of it at the moment we still were able to overcome the opposition on the track. It shows what a huge difference it can make when you have nearly the whole team fit again and all of them seemed very confident in their own racing. It was my first sighting of our new signing Anders Andersen and I have to say I was delighted not just with his riding style but also his hunger off the track too. He certainly wants to be a part of the side and he will unquestionably fit in very well. Josh Grajczonek is possibly the rider we have missed most over the past month as his scoring at reserve has been almost impossible to cover for. His paid 11 from four rides shows what an influence he can be.

Now all our focus is on the meeting with Stoke on Thursday and it gives us a chance to start to put together a string of results. The Potters though have one of those sides which you simply cannot afford to underestimate and it would not surprise me one little bit if they were to push us all the way. In saying that I feel that I detected a noticeable change in our confidence and I think we now have something to build on, starting with this Thursdya meeting. We have booked Carl Stonehewer to replace Shane Parker and there is little doubt that he will do the business for us once again.”

TEAMS:

GLASGOW: Carl Stonehewer, Lee Dicken, Anders Andersen, Trent Leverington, Robert Ksiezak, Mitchell Davey, Josh Grajczonek.

STOKE: Guest for Lee Complin, Buzz Burrows, Ben Barker, Jesper Kristiansen, Andrew Moore, Claus Jakobsen, Barrie Evans.

THE BEST OF THE REST:

The Tigers fixture which was postponed against Workington at Derwent Park will be restaged on Saturday 9th August with a 7.00pm start. Meanwhile there is no action at Ashfield this coming Sunday, as it was due to be an away fixture with Newport.

There is more away action coming up on Saturday with a very difficult trip to Rye House. The Rockets have proved to be almost invincible at home in recent seasons and this represents a very difficult task. Craig Watson will be the guest to replace Shane Parker.

Anders Andersen recorded a Tigers best performance on Sunday at Mildenhall with a paid 13 score from his five rides, which included a fabulous paid win in heat 15. That was his first nominated outing for the team in the final heat and will be looking for many more in the future. Josh Grajczonek meanwhile recorded his best ever score away from home in the league, dropping just the one point. He did manage a similar paid 11 score in the KO Cup at Birmingham earlier in the season but this is a league best mark. The final score at Mildenhall saw Glasgow win 56-35 to record one of their biggest ever away margins of victory.

Skipper Shane Parker is now back at home recuperating from his illness which saw him hospitalised for a few days. This illness is related to his winter problems and although he is still a little weak, he is very much on the road to a full recovery and hopefully will be back on a bike in the not too distant future.

Former Tiger David McAllan is now revealing some details of his farewell meeting on Sunday September 7th and the first two names to confirm their availability are Kauko Nieminen and Robert Eriksson.

Glasgow Speedway are delighted to announce a hotel partnership with the Jurys City Inn in Glasgow, more details will appear in future bulletins. The club would like to thank Paul Bray for his support in this partnership.