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By Deegeetee | Saturday, January 05, 2013, 01:08

The 'Cases' Somerset Rebels duo of Alex Davies and Jason Doyle both qualified for the Australian Speedway Championship, the pair comfortably finishing in the top 8 at today's qualification meeting held at Gillman Raceway to ensure their passage through to the 3-round Championship series.

In fact, Davies more than made sure of his place in the Championship, the 20 year-old dropping just 3 points from his 5 rides in scoring 12 points to provisionally win the meeting on count-back from Eastbourne's Adam Shields, Davies' defeat of Shields when the pair met being the deciding factor after both riders finished the meeting with an identical record.

For Rebel skipper Doyle, there was a slight 'wobble' when he was excluded from his 4th ride due to a starting infringement, but he came back in style from that potential setback to win his final ride to finish in 4th place overall with 10 points to his name.

The Championship series commences tomorrow night at the same Gillman Raceway that staged today's qualifying meeting, Davies and Doyle joining Somerset team-mate Josh Grajczonek in the 16-rider line up, the latter having been seeded directly into the Championship by virtue of his win in the Queensland State Championship.

2013 Australian Speedway Championship –Qualifying Meeting (Gillman Raceway)

Provisional Result:

1) Alex Davies 12, 2) Adam Shields 12, 3) Ty Proctor 11,4) Jason Doyle 10, 5) Mark Lemon 9, 6) Kozza Smith 9, 7) Cameron Woodward 9, 8) Micky Dyer 8 (all qualify for Championship), 9) Mason Campton 8, 10) Todd Kurtz 6, 11) Max Fricke 6, 12) Cory Gathercole 5, 13) Jake Anderson 4, 14) Taylor Poole 4, 15) Tyson Nelson 4, 16) Joey Ringwood 3.

Press Release by Ian Belcher

Somerset Rebels Press Officer


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