Clipping Their Wings

A significant 49-41 win over the Swindon Robins saw Belle Vue got four points clear of Poole in the Premiership top three, after a mid-meeting scare inspired a winning response from the Mancunians.

The Rentruck Aces picked up from where they left off against King’s Lynn last week, establishing a hefty 8-point lead after six heats with their momentum showing no signs of slowing down.

But they found tough opposition in the visiting Robins, who refused to settle for second-best and put in a string of heat advantages to bring the meeting back to within 2 points with just five races to go.

Dan Bewley goes wheel-to-wheel with 2017 world champion Jason Doyle

Dan Bewley goes wheel-to-wheel with 2017 world champion Jason Doyle

It meant the pressure was on for Belle Vue to respond, and they did so with fervent determination to not only ensure victory on the night but also prevent Swindon from taking a consolation point.

Club reserve Jaimon Lidsey, who clocked up an impressive 7+1 said: “Swindon have a strong team and they really put up a fight, but we battle hard and got the win and it was an awesome feeling.

“There’s still a long way to go this season but the boys are starting to click together now and hopefully if we can keep this form up, we’ll be there or there abouts when the chips are down.

“We only need to look at Poole last year. They went from bottom to top so anything’s possible. This was a big result for us against Swindon so we need to keep this going as we move forward.”

The Cool Running Colts are back at home this Thursday, May 23rdagainst the Plymouth Gladiators, tapes up at 7:30pm, while Rentruck Aces are back in Manchester on Bank Holiday Monday, May 27.

Tapes up at the earlier time of 12:00pm for our premiership action against Wolverhampton. Tickets available at the stadium on race day, or secure yours today at: www.bellevue-speedway.com.

RESULT – BELLE VUE V SWINDON – MONDAY, MAY 20

Belle Vue ‘Rentruck’ Aces 49:  Max Fricke 11+1, Kennet Bjerre 9+1, Dimitri Berge 7+1, Jaimon Lidsey 7+1, Dan Bewley 7, Steve Worrall 6, Ricky Wells 2+1

Swindon ‘CFS Filtration’ Robins 41: Jason Doyle 14+1, Troy Batchelor 11, Adam Ellis 10+1, Dawid Lampart 4+1, Zach Wajtknecht 2, James Shanes 0, Tobiasz Musielak R/R 

Premiership Points: Belle Vue 3 Swindon 0