Young Hammers ready for action

PUBLISHED: 17:00 17 March 2015

Marc Owen of Lakeside Hammers (pic: Rob Newell/TGSPHOTO)

Marc Owen of Lakeside Hammers (pic: Rob Newell/TGSPHOTO)

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Pairs event to precede Richardson meeting

The action will get underway earlier than usual at the Arena Essex Raceway on Friday, with a National League Pairs event involving a Young Hammers duo and riders from local National League clubs Kent, King’s Lynn and Mildenhall.

The event will be part of an action-packed evening of 25 heats of racing, where all the profits raised will go to former Hammer Lee Richardson’s widow and young family.

Representing the Young Hammers will be two Hammers assets in Jack Kingston and Marc Owen, while the Kent Kings pairing will be Danny Ayres and Danno Verge.

King’s Lynn Young Stars will be represented by Scott Campos and Tom Stokes, while the Mildenhall Fen Tigers will have the two Connors, Connor Coles and Connor Mountain.

There will be a series of six heats between the pairings whereby each team will meet each other team once with the top two scoring teams then going into a Grand Final.

After this event the main event will start at 8pm involving the 2015 Vortex Hammers against a Lee’s All Stars team, which includes five former Hammers riders in Justin Sedgmen, Ben Morley, Davey Watt, Richie Worrall and Kelvin Tatum, who returns to the track after a break of 10 years to honor the memory of Lee Richardson.

The All Stars team is completed by regular Hammers visitors to the Raceway in Rory Schlein and Scott Nichols.

Between heats of the main event four youngsters from the Hagon Shocks Academy will take part in three demonstration races to complete the full evening of entertainment.

The gates for early arrivals will open at 5.30pm and tickets will be available on the night or may be purchased in advance via the Hammers website at

Those purchasing tickets in advance will have the opportunity of watching some of the Pairs event from the Centre Green.

Admission prices for this event are: adults £18, senior citizens, disabled, students over-18 and unemployed £15, 17 & 18 year olds in full time education £5, children aged 7 to 16 inclusive £2, children under the age of seven free if accompanied by a paying adult.

Proof of age or status may be asked for at point of entry. A full colour programme will be on sale for £3.

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