Friday 28 September, 2018
STOKE skipper Max Clegg will take his place in the National League Riders’ Championship taking place at the Paul Chapman & Sons Arena, Leicester on Sunday afternoon, 1pm.

The meeting sees’ the top riders from each club come together to race for the coveted title and it is a title that Clegg himself has won while riding for Cradley back in 2016. Clegg has been in a rich vein of form of later scoring well wherever he’s been and has scored double figures on each of his visits to the track.

In what is one of the most open meeting for many of the year with several candidates being in with a shout of taking the title the Potters rider will be looking out for the likes of former winner Ben Morley who is currently with the Isle of Wight, Drew Kemp of Mildenhall along with Georgie Wood of Eastbourne, Alfie Bowtell of the Isle of Wight and home rider Connor Mountain who is returning after dislocating his shoulder a few weeks back but has been in excellent form this season both home and away but especially on his home circuit.

Speaking about the meeting Clegg commented “It’s a difficult meeting with the best riders from each club riding in it. All of them have a chance they are not the best riders for every club for nothing and will obviously be a threat and it is very open this year, but hopefully I will be in the mix and can do something for the Potters supporters travelling there as it will certainly be a boost hearing them from the terraces and it gives you that little extra something. I haven’t had the best of seasons, but recently things have come together and I’m getting more rides and enjoying my racing again and I’ve done well in the meetings ridden at Leicester this year and hopefully I can bring something back to Loomer Road for the club.”

DRAW: 1. Nathan Stoneman (Kent), 2. Ben Wilson (Buxton), 3. Drew Kemp (Mildenhall), 4. Connor Mountain (Coventry), 5. Alfie Bowtell (Isle of Wight), 6. Ryan Kinsley (Mildenhall), 7. Tom Perry (Belle Vue), 8. Jack Thomas (Kent), 9. Leon Flint (Birmingham), 10. Kyle Bickley (Belle Vue), 11. Max Clegg (Stoke), 12. Ben Morley (Isle of Wight), 13. Henry Atkins (Plymouth), 14. Mark Baseby (Eastbourne), 15. Georgie Wood (Eastbourne), 16. Jon Armstrong (Coventry).

Admission prices are: Adults £16, Children (13-18) £8, Under-13s Free. Programme £2.50.