BRUMMIES 46 COVENTRY 44

THE Tony Mole era of Birmingham Speedway finished with one final fitting win as they beat local rivals Coventry in a 46-44 thriller at Perry Barr. No more than six points ever separated the two sides in a fixture which went down to a last race decider on a thoroughly entertaining night in front of a big crowd.

The meeting brought an end to Mole's 31 year promoting career and his long association with the Brummies which started in 2007. Mole admitted he was overwhelmed by his Farewell meeting and was quick to praise the riders involved on the night.

Said Mole: "I always anticipated a tight, close contest and it couldn't have been much closer. We were all treated to some terrific racing and you have to give the riders a great amount of credit because they gave it their all for all 15 races. I can't thank them enough for their efforts as well as just for agreeing to ride in my Farewell.

"I was delighted with the turnout of fans from both Birmingham and Coventry and it was also nice to see a few neutral supporters on the terraces too. It was a special end to a career I am very proud of and I will always keep my eye on the scores at Perry Barr."

Birmingham 'Brummies' 46
1. Ben Barker 2, 3, 3, 2, 1, = 11
2. Jack Parkinson-Blackburn 0, 3, 3, 0, = 6
3. Adam Skornicki 1, 1, 1', 3, = 6+1
4. Simon Lambert 2, 0, 1, 0, = 3
5. Paul Starke 3, 2', 2, 0, 3, = 10+1
6. Layne Cupitt 0, FX, 1, 2, = 3
7. Taylor Hampshire 3, 0, 3, 1', = 7+1

Coventry 'Bees' 44
1. Martin Smolinski 3, 3, 3, 3, 2, = 14
2. Mitchell Davey 1, 2, 2, 0, = 5
3. Broc Nicol 0, 0, 2, 2, = 4
4. James Sarjeant 3, 1, FX, 1', = 5+1
5. Ashley Morris 2, 2', 0, 1, 0, = 5+1
6. Dan Greenwood 2, 1', 0, 0, = 3+1
7. David Wallinger 1', 1, 2, 3, = 7+1

REFEREE: Dave Robinson

GATE POSITIONS: Brummies won the coin toss and took gates 1 and 3 in Heat 1.

HEAT DETAILS:
Heat 1: Smolinski, Barker, Davey, Parkinson-Blackburn, 60.19 (2-4) 2-4
Heat 2: Hampshire, Greenwood, Wallinger, Cupitt, 62.66 (3-3) 5-7
Heat 3: Starke, Morris, Skornicki, Nicol, 60.56 (4-2) 9-9
Heat 4: Re-Run: Sarjeant, Lambert, Wallinger, Hampshire, 61.97 (2-4) 11-13
Heat 5: Parkinson-Blackburn, Davey, Greenwood, Cupitt (FX), 60.81 (3-3) 14-16
Heat 6: Smolinski, Morris, Skornicki, Lambert, 59.57 (1-5) 15-21
Heat 7: Barker, Starke, Sarjeant, Nicol, 60.59 (5-1) 20-22
Heat 8: Hampshire, Davey, Lambert, Greenwood, 61.94 (4-2) 24-24
Heat 9: Parkinson-Blackburn, Wallinger, Cupitt, Sarjeant (FX), 61.75 (4-2) 28-26
Heat 10: Smolinski, Starke, Skornicki, Davey, 60.19 (3-3) 31-29
Heat 11: Barker, Nicol, Morris, Parkinson-Blackburn, 61.22 (3-3) 34-32
Heat 12: Wallinger, Cupitt, Hampshire, Greenwood, 63.35 (3-3) 37-35
Heat 13: Smolinski, Barker, Morris, Starke, 61.22 (2-4) 39-39
Heat 14: Skornicki, Nicol, Sarjeant, Lambert, 61.06 (3-3) 42-42
Heat 15: Starke, Smolinski, Barker, Morris, 61.32 (4-2) 46-44

 

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