Tuesday June 11, 2024
SHEFFIELD skipper Kyle Howarth stages his Testimonial event at Owlerton on Wednesday (June 12, 7.30pm).

A standard 15 heat format will see a Tigers outfit take on a Rest of the World Select, with a bonus ‘Dash for Cash’ race between the top four point scorers, with three ‘Young Lions’ junior heats also on the schedule.

Sheffield’s line-up includes Howarth alongside current team-mates Josh Pickering, Jason Edwards and Dan Gilkes. They will be led by British legend Chris Harris, who guested for the club in their league title glory last October.

The ‘hosts’ are completed by Connor Mountain and Charles Wright who have both previously had spells as home riders.

British Grand Prix Wild Card Tom Brennan has been called up into the Rest of the World Select side who also have a strong Australian presence with Ryan Douglas, Sam Masters, Zach Cook and Jake Allen.

Howarth’s Championship team-mate Simon Lambert is also involved along with popular German racer Norick Blodorn whilst the legendary Eric Boocock will return to the pits for one meeting only as the ‘away’ side’s team manager.

Said Howarth: “There’s been quite a bit of stress getting everything together and ready for the restaging of my testimonial so I’m glad it’s finally here now!

“The work has never really stopped in the background and once again, I’ve had some good people supporting me.

“I feel like we’ve been constantly juggling the line-ups around for the past three or four weeks, but hopefully we’ve got them nicely balanced to give everyone a nice close contest.

“I’m sure all the boys will help me put on a great show for the supporters and I just hope as many people from as many different clubs can make it because a lot of time and effort has gone into planning this.”

For fans who arrive early, Kyle Howarth, Josh Pickering, Chris Harris and Tom Brennan will all be taking part in a special ‘Selfie & Signing Session’ next to the Programme stand near the entrance from when gates open at 6pm until 6.15pm.

Original commemorative programmes, which look back on Kyle’s career to date, will be sold along with an 8-page insert for £5.

Pre-meeting build up is due to get underway around 7.15pm with Cruz ‘Bomber’ Harris taking the opening laps of the night.

Supporters are reminded that Season Tickets are NOT valid for this event and general admission prices apply; £23 adults, £21 concessions (over 65s and students - both with evidence), £1 kids (up to and including age 17) whilst all under-5s are admitted free of charge.

Supporters are also reminded that the Carvery Restaurant, Panorama Room and Snack Bar will all be open as usual.

SHEFFIELD TIGERS (sponsored by Complete Car Services Ltd): Chris Harris, Kyle Howarth, Connor Mountain, Charles Wright, Josh Pickering, Jason Edwards, Dan Gilkes.
REST OF THE WORLD SELECT (sponsored by M & S Self Drive Vans & Trucks): Ryan Douglas, Norick Blodorn, Zach Cook, Tom Brennan, Sam Masters, Jake Allen, Simon Lambert.

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