SPEEDWAY: Wells puts pressure on himself to improve form

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RICKY WELLS believes he may have turned a corner in his quest to show his best form for Sheffield this year.

The American youngster has had his best ever season at Elite League level but his form for the Tigers has been patchy, and the Owlerton faithful have not been afraid to voice their opinion.

But now the New Zealand born racer believes things are starting to come together and that he’ll soon be back to top form with a run of meetings under his belt.

He said: “My last two meetings have been good, at Edinburgh then at Scunthorpe.

“At Scunthorpe I ran a bad last in my first race but after that I only dropped one point, and that was to Josh Auty.

“That was only the second time I’ve won heat 15 away from home and it’s been a while since the first, which was also at Scunthorpe!

“We are getting there, for sure.”

Wells has so far struggled to adapt to the wide open spaces of Owlerton but hasn’t been helped by the vast number of rain-offs this year.

He said: “It’s so annoying I can’t even tell you. When you are finding it tough to get to grips with somewhere you just want to ride it so you can sort it out, but the weather has made that difficult.

“I know that I will get dialled in but I need to keep riding it, which hasn’t happened so far.

“We have something good working now so all I need is to get on the track and get going. no one is putting any pressure on me at the club, but I put pressure on myself.

“The last two meetings have been much better but now I have to carry it on.”