Bjerre bid­ding for an­other new record

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Sport -

KING of the Show­ground Ken­neth Bjerre will be bid­ding to go into the record books for the fourth suc­ces­sive home meet­ing tonight.

The pocket rocket has bro­ken, equalled and then bro­ken the track record again in his last three out­ings for Pan­thers - and he reck­ons he can go a bit faster still.

Bjerre be­came the first man ever un­der 59 sec­onds when clock­ing 58.9 against Wolver­hamp­ton on May 14.

He equalled that time six days later against Belle Vue and then shaved off an­other tenth when win­ning the opener in 58.8 against Ip­swich on Bank Hol­i­day Mon­day.

THERE will be a Bar­ney at Al­wal­ton tonight - that’s Pan­thers icon Ian Bar­ney.

The 49 year-old is the lat­est rider to take a Leg­ends’ Lap around the Show­ground this sea­son.

The lo­cal star stepped from the ter­races to the track and went on to en­joy a ca­reer span­ning 23 years in which he notched al­most 3,000 points for the club.

Bar­ney was the first Peter­bor­ough rider to win a ma­jor na­tional event when he was crowned Di­vi­sion Two Rid­ers’ Cham­pion in 1984.

Bar­ney fol­lows hot on the heels of Dave Allen who took to the track on Mon­day ahead of the clash with Ip­swich in which his son, Oliver, rode for the vis­i­tors.

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