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NEWS: Coventry top of BYJL table after two rounds

There was more success for Coventry Cycle Speedway in the second round of the British Youth and Junior League at Wednesfield on Saturday.

Jude Wilkcockson, Ronnie Wassall and Ben Wells all took A final wins, while Finn Yousen, Lewis Middleton, Thomas Pearson and Jony Middleton all made A finals.

There were BYJL debuts from Brandon riders Tom Savage and Jake Hodder on the long Wednesfield circuit, which is the polar opposite to the Brandon track!

All the Coventry riders did themselves proud and contributed to another team first place in both the Little League (U8/U10) and BYJL table.

Team scores on the day:
Little League
Coventry 95, East Park 72, Wednesfield 62, Leicester 14, Birmingham 12
BYJL Coventry 115, Leicester 93, Wednesfield 84, Birmingham 80, East Park 46

Top four riders in each section are;
U8s – Jude Wilcockson 50, Liam Wells 40, Finley Youson 36, Ewan Turner 30
U10s – Ronnie Wassall 50, Lewis Middleton 40, Tom Pearson 36, Charlie Buet-Gannonn and Peter Middleton 30
U12s – Connor Steel 45, Jonathan Middleton 41, Kyle Wells 34, Jack Reynolds 29
U14s – Ben Wells 50, Alexsander Maslanka 33, Jude Painter 30, Billy Winwood 20
U18s – Brandon Whetton 45, Ewan Hancox 36, Ollie Morris 32, Cameron Gill, Jimmy Wassall and Max Wells all 27
Girls – Lizzie Rigley 50, Chloe Whitehead 40, Sophia Sinclair-Black 34, Honey Whitehead 30

Team competition placings:
Little League
Coventry 10, East Park and Wednesfield 7, Leicester 4, Birmingham 2
BYJL Coventry 10, Leicester 7, Birmingham 6, Wednesfield 4, East Park 3

The next round takes place at Coventry on 13 May. We’d like to see all of our riders entering this fantastic day of racing. It costs £2 to enter, all you need to a BC licence (available from BC website), or a day licence obtained on the day.

Registration is from 11:30am, with U8s and U10s on first around 12pm-12:15pm.

Running order:

  • Start 12pm – U8s and U10s
  • U12 and U14 (typically between 1pm and 2pm)
  • Junior (U18) and Girls (13-17) (typically between 2pm and 4pm)

Riders just need to be present no less than 30 minutes before their start time – times are flexible depending on how many enter each category. Each rider has four qualifying heats, with A, B, C and D finals concluding, with GP points awarded depending on final placings.

The Coventry first team went down heavily against Leicester in their opening Midland League encounter. The home team were ruthless as they swept the Coventry team aside by 113-63. Myke Grimes and Dan Drewett top scored for the Sabres.

There was better news for the Midland League Division 2 and Division 3 sides as both came away with the points in two close fought matches. Division 2 finished 69-72, while the young Sabres took a 10 point victory by 45-35.