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Romford Bombers back on track

PUBLISHED: 17:00 21 May 2016

Romford Bombers will be seen on track again at Kent Speedway's Invicta Pairs (pic: Elizabeth Leslie)

Romford Bombers will be seen on track again at Kent Speedway's Invicta Pairs (pic: Elizabeth Leslie)

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Talented youngsters to wear famous race jacket at Invicta Pairs event

Romford Bombers race jackets will be seen on track once again as Kent Speedway stages the annual Invicta Pairs championship at Central Park on Monday.

The event, which is sponsored by the supporters of the old Crayford Speedway club, sees six of the Kent SLYDE Kings in action in three duos, along with invited riders from Rye House Raiders and the popular Kent-based Baseby brothers.

The club names represented are the SLYDE Kings themselves, with Rye House Raiders led by former Kings’ skipper Ben Morley on his first appearance this year at the track he graced for so long, plus three names from speedway’s past in Romford, Crayford and the Crusaders – a nickname used by Canterbury and Sittingbourne.

Representing the home side’s club name will be their curren number one and two, Luke Bowen and Luke Clifton.

Romford Bombers will be represented by two talented teens in James Shanes and Jack Thomas, while Danno Verge and Danny Ayres wear the Crayford Kestrels race jackets.

Rye House send the hugely popular Morley and Maidstone-based Connor Locke, while Aaron and Mark Baseby wear the crossed swords jacket of the Crusaders, somewhat appropriately given the fact the siblings rode for Iwade-based Sittingbourne Crusaders in the Conference League from 2005-2008 at the Old Gun Site.

The event is an opportunity also to remember the greats of speedway’s past in the county, with former riders Laurie Etheridge, Alan Sage, Barry Thomas, Alan Mogridge and Les Rumsey all confirmed to appear.

The action gets underway at Central Park at 6.30pm.

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