YOUNG LIONS SET TO ROAR
Friday June 01, 2018
The latest wave of future-ready talent will be on show at Rye House on Saturday, when the stadium stages the second round of the British Youth Championship, with a 3pm start time.

Some 41 races are scheduled across the four classes, with the action fast and furious.

Leon Flint, who is affiliated with Birmingham in the National League, will be looking to make it two-out-of-two in the 500cc bracket, having won the opening round of the series at Redcar. Northumbrian Flint has won the 250cc category the last two years, and before that the 150cc.

Joe Thompson was runner-up on Teesside, ahead of Chard Wirtzfeld and Buxton Hitman Corban Pavitt.

The first round of the 250s was taken by Rye House regular Nathan Ablitt, with the supporting roles claimed, in order, by Jordan Palin and Jacob Clayton.

Archie Freeman won the 150cc Final at Redcar, and Sam McGurk the 125cc one.

As Rye House Co-Promoter Steve Jenson says, “(Young Lions Manager) Neil Vatcher is doing a terrific job to keep the conveyor belt of new British talent going, and we are proud to support the programme by once again staging a round.

“With adult admission pegged at just £5 and children going free, the meeting offers great value for money for 41 races, and we hope to see as many of you here on Saturday to get behind the Young Lions.”

The Young Lions’ management would like to use this opportunity to thank their series sponsors Nuneaton Speedway Supporters Club, Wessex Marine, Meridian Lifts, Rentruck, Friends of Speedway, Drains First, Koz Klassics, and PBHS of Barnsley.

PS An interesting fact from this year's British U-1 Final is that 15 out of the 16 riders all previously competed in the Youth Championship, so if that trend continues, then this meeting will include riders who will be competing in bigger events in the next few seasons!