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Hammers to face tough start

14:00 07 February 2014

Lakeside Hammers Peter Karlsson (red) chases Swindon

Lakeside Hammers Peter Karlsson (red) chases Swindon's Hans Andersen during an Elite League meeting last season (pic: Rob Newell/TGSPHOTO)

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Swindon visit for Elite League opener

The Vortex Lakeside Hammers will go straight into home Elite League action on Friday March 28 with their season opener and the opposition couldn’t be tougher with the Swindon Robins being the visitors.

Swindon were the only team to win at the Purfleet Raceway in 2013, when they triumphed on two occasions.

And Hammers co-promoter Jon Cook is looking forward to his side’s first challenge of the 2014 campaign.

He said: “What an exciting and risky way to start! The Robins have been dynamite at our place but we believe the 2014 Hammers can kick-off our season in style.

“All of our riders will have been in action as we ride a challenge at Poole 48 hours earlier, plus we have the track at the Arena Essex Raceway all week for practice and what better way to start the season than with three League points!”

Explaining the cancellation of their home challenge against the Poole Pirates Cook added: “Once it was clear that Darcy Ward would be racing in an open meeting in Poland it really wasn’t an option to take on the Pirates without the most entertaining rider in the world.

“Other challenge opposition really weren’t attractive enough to go against Speedway on TV that night. Our first League meeting is, however, a different matter and we will stage an extra meeting of some kind later in the year, possibly during World Cup week, for our supporters.”

With the clock quickly ticking down to the start of the season the club will shortly confirm details of the ‘Press and Practice Day’ on Tuesday March 25, which will follow the now traditional theme of being open house for fans to get behind the scenes and close to the riders.

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