All change at Hammers

PUBLISHED: 09:18 01 June 2012

Justin Sedgmen is due to race for Lakeside Hammers against Coventry (Rob Newell/TGS)

Justin Sedgmen is due to race for Lakeside Hammers against Coventry (Rob Newell/TGS)

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Riding order adjusted for cup tie

Lakeside Hammers will have a new look when they visit Coventry in the Elite League KO Cup tonight (Friday).

Davey Watt moves to No.1 in the team after an excellent start at Purfleet, which sees him with an impressive 8.84 average.

Young British rider Ashley Birks is brought into the side for the trip to Brandon, while in-form Justin Sedgmen rides at reserve in the return leg tomorrow (Saturday), as Richie Worrall is racing in the World Under-21 Championship.

Hammers co-promoter Jon Cook said: “The cup has been lucky for us in the past and the revamped formula will add to the attraction of the event.

“We are offering kids admission at just a quid courtesy of our partners Ruggles and Jeffery and I would like to thank them for their support of this venture.

“Saturday night racing is always something special at our Raceway and I’m sure we will all be in for a great evening’s entertainment.”

Coventry are led by the sole British rider in this year’s Grand Prix series, Chris Harris, along with fellow GB international Edward Kennett.

But Scott Nicholls was injured earlier this week and will miss the action.

Adam Roynon comes in for the Bees, whose line-up is completed by young Australian Aaron Summers and Dannish duo Henning Bager — a former Hammer — and Kenni Larsen.

The parade of riders is scheduled for 7.45pm and the first of the 15 races at 8pm.

Admission is £17 adults, £14 seniors, students and disabled, £12 unemployed and 17-18 year olds and just £1 for 6-16 year olds.

Children under 6 will be admitted free of change provided they are accompanied by a paying adult.

Proof of age or status will be asked for at the pay booths. Tickets will be available on the evening from the pay booths but they can also be purchased in advance online at

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