Rain winner in Aces’ battle with Wolves
THE elements once again won out over Manchester, bringing an abrupt end to Belle Vue’s hotly anticipated top flight finale with Wolverhampton after a massive downpour drowned the circuit.
It was an intense battle-in-themaking between two of the Premiership’s fiercest rivals with the Parrys International Wolves leading by 10 going into the first heat, following a delayed start.
Persistent downpours throughout the day gave way to a forecasted clear evening and the visitors picked up from where they had left off at Monmore Green with a strong opening gambit.
The Rentruck Aces then bit back with two huge 5-1s to close the aggregate gap to just six points, with Jack Smith the Heat 4 hero who gated like lighting to launch the home team’s comeback.
But just as the hosts were poised to make further headway, the weather once again closed in and launched an unrelenting assault on the track which ultimately track staff were unable to salvage. As the meeting fell short of the required Heat 10 minimum to declare a result, the aggregate scores reset to 40-50 ahead of the re-staging date now confirmed for Monday.
The Aces’ Kenneth Bjerre said: “After that last bit of rain, there was no way we could carry on. The track had been improving before that, but the conditions were far from ideal and already very challenging.”
The Cool Running Colts clash with Mildenhall on October 13 in their KOC semi-final, while the ACU British Sidecar Speedway Championship Final graces NSS shale on October 14.
The club’s end of season celebration, ‘The Maugers’, takes place on Saturday, October 21. Tickets for all upcoming events are available at www.bellevueaces.co and on race night.
For bookings for ‘The Maugers’, contact 0161 711 0828, choosing Option 2.