SPEEDWAY: BIRMINGHAM’s Perry Barr Stadium has been named the host venue for the British Under-21 Championship Final.
Britain’s most talented young stars will be on show on a date yet to be confirmed with 16 riders battling for gold.
Team GB World Cup star Robert Lambert looks set to defend his title while the likes of Dan Bewley, Max Clegg and former Birmingham racer Zach Wajtknecht are among the runners to be seeded straight through to the Final.
Former title winning duo Jack Smith and Jack Parkinson-Blackburn are also expected to be in the running while 2018 Birmingham trio Callum Walker, Layne Cupitt and Leon Flint may all be invited to qualify from the semi-final at Newcastle’s Brough Park on Sunday, April 8.
The news is the latest major boost for new co-owners Peter and David Mason, and the latter is thrilled to be able to bring the competition to a more central venue.
Mason said: “The British Under-21 Final is always highly competitive and the racing is superb.
“I’m hoping that by bringing the event to the Midlands, it will enable a lot more fans from all over the country to come along and cheer on their favourite riders.
“It’s a chance to see the future stars of our sport, battling it out, trying to win a major individual honour.
“For me, year-on-year the field just gets stronger and stronger and when you look at just some of the names who could be involved, we’re in for a real treat.
“We’re in the process of finalising a date, and hopefully within the next month that can be agreed so that we can really start pushing and publicising this event because this really is a proud moment for Birmingham Speedway.”