International Teams Speedway comes to Diamond Park
For the first time on the Border, Diamond Park will host an International Teams Speedway event on Friday, December 7.
Featuring the highest calibre of Australian riders and visiting Internationals, the event organisers have put together are two very evenly matched teams that are sure to be fighting out the result down to the last race.
The Diamond Park Stars team is headlined by 2017 Australian Champion Sam Masters, of Newcastle, having just returned home from a successful season in the British and European Leagues, he is looking to be in good form before the Australian Championship series commencing in January.
Supporting Sam in the Stars team is Mildura's Justin Sedgmen, 2017 Australian number 2, and Jaimon Lidsey, who is hot off the heels of his first season in Polish Speedway with great results.
Also included are visiting Englishman Tom Brennan, who has been in great form during his Australian visit, and hard charger Robert Medson from Adelaide, one who always excites the crowd.
Completing the team are up and comers Jack Morrison from Bendigo and Albury-Wodonga's very own Aden Clare.
This meeting will be a big step up in competition level for the two youngsters and it will be interesting to see how they fare at the higher level.
The opposition, Undera Park Lions are headlined by 2018 Australian Champion Rohan Tungate.
Rohan has been posting great results across the European Leagues, and with his focus firmly on retaining his national title he will be using his first visit to Diamond Park as a tune up for the title round being held at the venue in January.
Lion's team mate Jordan Stewart, of Mildura, recently claimed the Victorian Championship and has shown great improvement after his first season in British Speedway.
Englishmen Zak Wajtknecht and Kyle Bickley, along with Denmark's Matias Nielsen have been ripping the Australian tracks apart in the short time they have been in the country and will be very fast around the big Diamond Park circuit as they seek to give the Lions team a victory.
Last but not least in the team are Adelaide's Brayden McGuiness and Queensland's Jedd List, two riders with outstanding recent results and very big futures in the sport.
Using the same British Speedway Leagues format, the competition between the Stars and Lions will be intense.
None of these riders will want to be part of a losing team and they will be doing their utmost to play their part in a victory.
With a local rider in the team, the Diamond Park Stars are hoping support from the home town crowd will give them the edge they need.
Gates at Diamond Park open at 4pm with riders practising at 6.30pm and racing from 7.30pm.
The canteen will be operating providing food and drinks.
For more information contact:
Shane Clare, President - Albury-Wodonga Motorcycle Club
Phone: 0401 152 498.