NEW FORMAT FOR SEASON FAREWELL

Monday October 22, 2018
WOLVERHAMPTON will bring the curtain down on a frustrating season with a bang tonight (7.30).

Club bosses have spent the past week ensuring they can stage their unique individual event, the NGK Spark Plugs Olympique – seven days after the original date was washed out.

A firework display will signal the end of racing for the year at Monmore Green- after 16 heats of action featuring the handicap format which always proves popular.

World Champion Tai Woffinden is guest of honour and there is also a rider farewell party afterwards which the public can attend when purchasing a wristband.

But Parrys International Wolves co-promoter Chris Van Straaten has revealed the stress involved in keeping the meeting on track tonight.

He said: “We are using a format never seen at Monmore before with 15 heats and a Grand Final, plus the popular 125cc racing for youngsters.

“Logistically it has been impossible to arrange the return of debutants Joel Kling and Luke Becker – and Polish racer Matesuz Tonder has suffered concussion when practicing, ironically desperate to impress us!

“Jacob Thorssell had a holiday booked and this proved impossible to rearrange, plus we knew there was a risk of meetings elsewhere being re-arranged which would have taken out more riders. Thankfully that proved not to be the case.

“All things considered I’m pleased with the line-up and I believe we’ll see some great racing. It’s a great night out for fans of all ages.

“We have a new Polish rider, Seb Niedzwiedz, to take a look at and club legend Adam Skornicki is coming across with him.

“We’re delighted Tai Woffinden joins us as guest and we are also indebted to Neil Vatcher for arranging the youngsters to come along and do some 125cc racing.

“It’s a long winter ahead and this is the last chance to enjoy the action at Monmore this year. The firework display and after meeting party will bring the curtain down on what has been a frustrating season.”

Normal admission prices apply and season tickets are valid for one of the longest running individual events on the domestic calendar. Gates open at 6.30pm.

LINE-UP: Ricky Wells, Ashley Morris, Steve Worrall, Sam Masters, Nicolai Klindt, Paul Starke, Kyle Howarth, Jason Garrity, Chris Harris, Seb Niedzwiedz, Nick Morris, Richard Lawson. Reserves: Drew Kemp.


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