Friday February 09, 2018
SCANDINAVIAN stars Hans Andersen and Jacob Thorssell are the latest big names to be included in Simon Stead’s farewell meeting next month.

Andersen (pictured) is one of the most experienced riders in this year’s Premiership and has represented Denmark in the World Cup and Grand Prix competitions.

Swedish racer Thorssell, meanwhile, is a firm favourite with Wolverhampton and has raced as a wildcard in the SGP series.

They join World Champion Jason Doyle and Slovakian superstar Martin Vaculik in what is rapidly becoming a brilliant line-up on Sunday March 25 (4pm) at Owlerton Stadium.

Said Stead: “Both Hans and Jacob were quick to accept my invite. I’m delighted to have them both at Sheffield and I hope plenty of Leicester and Wolverhampton fans will come and join us.

“Hans is a great signing for Leicester, I know Poole were very reluctant to release him from their side because he is a solid points scorer.

“He’s got loads of experience and he will enjoy riding at Owlerton.

“Jacob has got a big season ahead as the new Wolverhampton No.1 and coming back from injury. It will be great to see how he gets on around the big Sheffield track.”

The news comes hot on the heels of a meeting sponsor for ‘SS The Last Lap’ event.

Pennine Blinds is owned by Stead’s best friends Jonny Bailey and his wife and both were keen to get involved.

“It’s amazing to have Jonny on board, he’s been by my side in the pits throughout the country over the last decade,” he said.

“When he said he wanted to be meeting sponsor to promote Pennine Blinds I couldn’t believe it. I’d urge everyone to support his business.”

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