Sheffield duo can star in British speedway final says Tigers chief

Jason Garrity: His sort of track. Photo: Ian Charles
Jason Garrity: His sort of track. Photo: Ian Charles
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Sheffield’s two riders in Monday’s British Final will do the club proud - that’s according to club chief Damien Bates.

Jason Garrity and Andre Compton take their place in the showpiece event at Wolverhampton with a place at the Millennium Stadium up for grabs as wildcard at the British Grand Prix.

World championship leader Tai Woffinden, son of the late former Tigers star Rob, is aiming for a third successive title with Chris Harris and Scott Nicholls looking to add to their collection.

Bates believes the Sheffield duo can approach the meeting with no pressure on their shoulders.

He said: “I think Jason will do very well as it is his sort of track.

“He’s had good meetings around Wolverhampton in the past and I’m sure he will ruffle a few feathers with some of the big boys.

“Personally I believe he could make it into the top five and maybe even pinch a place at Cardiff.

“As for Andre it’s a nice bonus at this stage of his career to be riding in such a big meeting with the attention it gets through a big crowd and the TV coverage.

“I’m sure he will be as laid back as ever with absolutely no pressure on his shoulders and he will just see what he can achieve.

“I believe both Jason and Andre will do Sheffield Speedway proud and as a club we are delighted to have two riders in the national final.”