Tigers’ Garrity out to catch the eye in big British final

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Sheffield star Jason Garrity is aiming to make another big impression in tonight’s British Final (7.30 pm).

The 21-year-old put in an impressive display last year and narrowly missed out on the grand final after scoring nine-points in the main event.

Garrity is in decent form going into tonight’s showpiece meeting but openly admits he is lucky to be included.

Said Garrity: “I owe the people at the BSPA a lot for choosing me as one of their wildcard picks this year and I hope I can justify my place by putting in a good performance.

“It was a really tough Semi-final at Sheffield and I made a slow start to the meeting and it cost me an automatic spot in the Final.

“I’m really pleased and grateful for being given a shot in this meeting once again and I’m going to go there and give it my all.

“In the British Final, as we’ve seen in the last few years at times, anything can happen and I’ve got good bikes, I’ve got good equipment and I’m raring to go; it’s going to be another good year.

“I really enjoyed it last year and I know I caught a lot of people’s eye in that one and I want to do something similar or better this year.

“It’s going to be a really good meeting because it’s another fantastic line-up and there’s no real shock inclusions.

“There’s some tough heats but I need to believe in myself because I know if I put my mind to it I can challenge the best riders around on my day.

“I need to have five good, programmed rides and then take it one step at a time from there. Wolves’ Monmore Green is a track I love to race on, I always seem to go well there and I’ll keep fighting all the way until I eventually become British champion.”

Sheffield: Carl Wilkinson, Andre Compton, Ben Barker, Steve Worrall, Craig Cook, Kyle Howarth, Adam Roynon, Scott Nicholls, Tai Woffinden, Chris Harris, Jason Garrity, Lewis Blackbird, Richard Lawson, Danny King, Edward Kennett, Leigh Lanham.