After a call off on Monday Belle Vue were at Winbourne Road at the Poole pirate speedway club.
Unfortunately on Tuesday one of the double up riders Claus Vissing took another knock by getting a collar bone injury in the premier league meeting of Ipswich v Somerset, where there was an incident between Dakota North and Claus. So Craig Cook was the replacement for Vissing.
Poole did not get it their own way all the time. The aces put up a fight in that the pirates were not cruising in all 15 heats. Although heat 15 was the decider with the return of turbo twins Chris Holder and back from injury Darcy Ward.
There was another incident which involved Sam Masters who has consequently injured his wrist.
But the scores on the doors was not enough for the aces to get a point with the score being 49-41.
Weather permitting Poole will face Belle Vue again at Kirkumshulme Lane.
Last night at Belle Vue there was another rain off, disappointing I know but things like this happen we all know, but it seems to be a lot at the moment. So having withdrawal symptoms from being spoilt from the speedway world cup there was some premier league action with Ipswich witches v Somerset rebels.
So sky did their bit with the premier league. The weather was dry and with some good racing going on, everything was fine, until the rain came….
It seemed to rain from no where, although the riders agreed to carry on. Jason Doyle from Somerset was on fire, he got a paid maximum and was one of the cleanest there. Due to the rain it caused a lot of dirt into mud in a way and if you were not in front you would get very dirty indeed.
Although there was an incident between Dakota North and Claus Vissing where it turned out Claus had a suspected collarbone injury, so he did not ride for the rest of the meeting. So that is a blow.
The Aussies were there in full force, the young one like Cameron Heeps and Rohan Tungate did extremely well in the muddy and slippery conditions. But to all the lads on both teams going out there and having a good go of it and a win for Ipswich as well, seemed a good home win!!
So Winter is a big time to where the riders are going. Some news for the northern fans of speedway of Belle Vue. Chris Harris has decided to go back to Coventry next season, however Rory Schlein has made the decision to stay with the aces for 2012 and commit to the club.
But a crucial debate at the moment is whether the turbo twins will be split up with this “stupid” rule of one eight point average rider in one team. I am sorry but it is not Poole’s fault they have talented riders who deserve that point average. It just seems like they are being punished for being a brilliant speedway rider.
We shall see what happens with this new rule and whether it will not just effect Poole but other clubs as well?
Also Ipswich have made a new signing with Cameron Heeps. An Australian teenage who will be riding as a reserve while doubling up in the national league with the Fen Tigers. Good luck to him!