2022 British Speedway Season
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    SCUNTHORPE have stepped in to host the British Under-19 Final on Friday September 17.

    The original running of the event at Mildenhall last month was abandoned after five races, and the Fen Tigers promotion elected not to be considered for the re-staging.

    Scorpions promoter Rob Godfrey said: “The British Under-19 Final was Mildenhall’s meeting, since it was allocated to them for this season. When it was called off, Mildenhall still had first refusal on the re-staging.

    “But once the Mildenhall promotion revealed they no longer wished to hold it, I stepped in to bring it to Scunthorpe, since we have a free date on Friday, September 17.

    “This is a prestigious meeting that has been held every year since 2004, when it was the British Under-18 Championship, and it’s important it’s still held this season.

    “As people may recall, we also held the meeting during Covid-hit 2020. It was a cracking meeting that was the pick of the three meetings we held here last season under Covid restrictions.

    “Drew Kemp pipped Dan Gilkes to the title, while our own Jordan Palin recovered from a first race exclusion to win a run-off for third place.

    “The meeting will again boast a line-up of the top British prospects and it will contain some thrilling racing; I have no doubt about it.”