Speedway's 'young guns' at Norfolk Arena

King's Lynn Stars co-promoter Jonathan Chapman promises fireworks when speedway's new kids on the block clash in Wednesday's one-off “international young guns” meeting at the Norfolk Arena.

King's Lynn Stars co-promoter Jonathan Chapman promises fireworks when speedway's new kids on the block clash in tomorrow's (7.30pm, Wednesday July 5) one-off “international young guns” meeting at the Norfolk Arena.

Lynn's promotion has worked overtime to put the 20-heat grand final spectacular together after originally calling off the Stars scheduled Premier League fixture to avoid a potential England World Cup semi-final clash.

British Under-21 finalist Lewis Bridger heads the home challenge alongside Peterborough's Elite League duo, Richard Hall and Danish racer Ulrich Ostegaard, against a strong contingent from Down Under including Mark Jones, the younger brother of former 2005 Premier League KO Cup and Young Shield double winner Ashley.

Chris Mills and John Oliver fly the flag for the hosts, with former Norfolk Arena favourites James Brundle and Adam Allott also among the cast list.


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“This meeting looks to be a real cracker,” said Chapman.

“It's an awesome display of young talent. Our fans will love seeing Mark Jones in competition action for the very first time against tough opposition.

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“If he can cut the mustard against this lot, then there is no doubt he can put himself in the picture for a King's Lynn team spot in the future.”

The 19-year-old triple Victorian State champion has been in the UK since making a special appearance at his brother's Norfolk Arena memorial meeting.

“It's great to see Mark over here,” said co-promoter Buster Chapman. “He has so much guts and determination. You can't help but have a huge soft spot for him. He comes from a lovely family and obviously has bags of ability. Hopefully we will see him wear the Stars' colours in the future.”

American import Matt Brown - labeled Bronco Bill after his recent performances during the second half of Lynn's Premier League matches - is also in the field alongside Stars number eight Shane Waldron.

t Normal admission prices apply: adults £11, concessions £8, £4 juniors with free entry for children aged 11 and under. Privilege card holders are entitled to a £2 discount. All supporters will receive a free race card.

t Line-up: 1 Adam Allott, 2 Andrew Barge, 3 Chris Mills, 4 Mark Thompson, 5 John Oliver, 6 Darren Mallett, 7 James Purchase, 8 Lewis Bridger, 9 Ulrich Ostegaard, 10 Trevor Harding, 11 Matt Brown, 12 James Brundle, 13 Shane Waldron, 14 Nathan Irwin, 15 Mark Jones, 16 Richard Hall.

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