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By Deegeetee | Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 22:24

The first three names for Somerset Speedway's Salt Express sponsored 'Christmas Cracker' meeting being staged at the Oaktree Arena on 28th December have been announced, two of which will see riders making comebacks following injuries that brought their 2012 season's to a premature end, namely Ricky Ashworth and David Howe, with Simon Lambert also confirming his participation in the event.

"When asked, all 3 jumped at the chance to race in the meeting," said Garry May, the meeting co-ordinator, "with Ricky and David seeing it as an ideal opportunity to get some competitive track time ahead of the new season given the lay-off they both suffered last season. In saying that they have both made it clear that they are not treating the meeting as some sort of glorified practice session, but are determined to go all out to get their hands on the winner's cheque."

"Since first announcing that we will be staging the meeting we have been contacted by a number of riders eager to take part, and offers of both rider and heat sponsorship have started to come in. People can sponsor a rider for £50, for which they will receive the rider's race-jacket duly signed by their rider, with heat sponsorship being set at £25."

"We have made one change to the format of the being from that originally announced in that we will now be having a Grand Final for the top 4 scorers after the 20 heats have been completed to bring the meeting to a climax."

Admission prices for the meeting have been set at £16.00 (adults), £12.00 (Concessions),£4.00 (Juniors 12-16), while children 11 and under will be admitted free of charge if accompanied by a paying adult (maximum of 2 children per adult), additionally there will be a Family Ticket (2 adults, 2 juniors) available at£36.00.

Press Release by Ian Belcher

Somerset Rebels Press Officer

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