Jubilee Edition - ENHANCED
GP makes Micheldene return
Peak Deanwill host the British Grand Prix for a fifth time with the club this week named as the venue for the SL29 renewal. Only Swanage (seven) have hosted the meeting on more occasions, their last staging though now some seven years. With a capacity of 28,600 Peak Deanís Micheldene Stadium is the biggest purpose built speedway arena in the country, something the JLSA hopes to use to itís advantage, a big advertising blitz planned by the sports governing body in order to bring new spectators to the sport. Last years hosts Wirral are again to stage a World Championship decider, at the Under 19 level this time however, a one-off final for that competition, Jamie Armstrong and Charlie Craig will be representing the home nation when that takes place in the second month of the campaign. Doverís Armstrong qualified by winning the BU19 title in Putney this week with a 15 point maximum, Craig of Swanage finished runner-up to the 18 year old in the final. The best of the Under 21ís will battle it out at Swanage for the WU21 title, the first qualifiers of which take place for the Brits at Newark and Kent next week. Other big winners in the event hand-outs include Woodhouse, Brighton and Swanage, who were allocated the GP Play Off, Overseas Final and British Final respectively. The first piece of club silverware of SL29 will be awarded at Warrington, hosts of the Pairs final. On the track the British clubs completed their preparations for the new season with a final set of challenge meetings, Stoke making it six out of six wins in the warm-ups when beating Milton Keynes on the road, 38-52.