Friday 18th July 19.30
British Elite League
COVENTRY BEES 52 (Andersen 12+1 Jepson Jensen 11+1)
BELLE VUE ACES 39 (Zagar 10 Nielsen 9)
In another life I could have easily become a speedway hopper, the Oxford Cheetahs’ Sandy Lane track was a cycle ride away during my youth, and once one of us learned to drive there was the likes of the Reading Racers, the Milton Keynes Knights, the Cradley Heathens, Swindon Robins, Wolverhampton Wolves, and Poole Pirates all within a reasonably straightforward drive. But if you wanted a match at a big stadium with a sense of history you went to Brandon Stadium. My hey-day was the late eighties and nineties I suppose, but times change.