NEXT ACTION: BRITISH U21 FINAL
A wealth of British young talent will ascend on Wimborne Road this Wednesday evening in their quest to become British U21 champion for 2017.
King's Lynn star Robert Lambert is the firm favourite to claim the title but he is sure to find strong resistance from Adam Ellis, who relished his experience with the Pirates in 2016, whilst present day Pirate James Shanes will be bouyed by his semi-final triumph at Peterborough.
Defending champion Josh Bates who sustained a hand injury whilst guesting for Ipswich on Sunday at Newcastle is a two-times previous winner of the crown and will be seeking to become only the second rider to make it a hat-trick of wins in this competition.
Nathan Stoneman has been forced to withdraw from the meeting through injury with first reserve Josh Bailey stepping into the main field and Alfie Bowtell joining Danno Verge at reserve.
Poole promoter Matt Ford admits he is "proud to be able to stage this meeting" adding " it is an ideal opportunity to cast an eye over the stars for the future. It is a good line-up and Wimborne Road will become a big stage for many of these youngsters. Our admission prices have been reduced to £15 for adults (£12 for concessions) for this evening which I think makes the value for money especially as I am sure we will have some great races. With 20 qualifying heats, a semi-final and a final there is plenty to look forward to."
1) Danny Phillips; 2) Max Clegg; 3) James Shanes; 4) Ellis Perks; 5) Josh Bailey; 6) Danyon Hume; 7) Liam Carr; 8) Adam Ellis; 9) Zach Wajtknecht; 10) Nathan Greaves; 11) Jack Smith; 12) Robert Lambert; 13) Dan Bewley; 14) Josh Bates;
15) Connor Mountain; 16) Luke Harris; Reserves: 17) Danno Verge and 18) Alfie Bowtell
up to and including Saturday 19th August