2022 British Speedway Season
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    PREVIEW: SCUNTHORPE v REDCAR (Champ)

    SCUNTHORPE host Redcar in a big clash of Championship play-off contenders at the Eddie Wright Raceway tonight (Friday).

    The Scorpions are fourth in the table and are racing at home for the first time in over a month, but will be without Tero Aarnio after his national championship meeting in Finland tomorrow was brought forward to lunchtime.

    The Bears are one point and two places behind, and include former Scunthorpe stars Jake Allen and Michael Palm Toft who will look to score heavily on their old home track.

    Scunthorpe promoter Rob Godfrey said: “Tero had flights arranged that would get him back into Finland in plenty of time to do the meeting, but they’ve brought the start-time forward to show it on Finnish TV.

    “Tero has been pretty prolific for us at home this season and, on his average, there are no guests available that will do the sort of job Tero has been doing, and we will use rider replacement for him.

    “The rest of the team have been riding well around the Eddie Wright Raceway, so we just need everyone to step up to the plate and do the business.”

    Bears No.2 James Sarjeant said: “I’m looking forward to the meeting as it’s nice to have a few meetings after a month-long break.

    “I think we can go really well there, and I think we have a good enough team to go and win there.”

    SCUNTHORPE: Adam Ellis, Simon Lambert, Theo Pijper, Tero Aarnio r/r, Thomas Jorgensen, Jordan Palin, Josh MacDonald.
    REDCAR: Charles Wright, James Sarjeant, Jake Allen, Jordan Stewart r/r, Michael Palm Toft, Anders Rowe, Jordan Jenkins.