WOLVES PAIR REACH PETER CRAVEN FINAL

Friday October 23, 2020
WOLVERHAMPTON duo Sam Masters and Rory Schlein finished fifth and sixth respectively in the Peter Craven Memorial on Thursday.

Fresh from a full season of racing in Poland and Sweden, Monmore favourite Masters was in fine form rattling off four race wins out of five to book his place straight into the final.

British Champion Rory Schlein had to do things the hard way via the semi-final following confusion in Heat 11 when the 36-year-old thought he’d completed four laps whilst out in front - only three laps had been completed resulting in an untimely last place.

In a historic moment for British speedway, six riders lined up at the tapes for the Grand Final with places exchanged throughout the four laps.

Swindon’s Jason Doyle made it a hat-trick of titles with a textbook start from the inside gate. Masters and Schlein both got caught in traffic with Dan Bewley and Brady Kurtz finding their way through to take their places on the rostrum.

Masters said: “I’ve gone on record to say how much I’ve missed racing in the UK this season so I was really keen to make the most of it and perform well.”

Picture: IAN CHARLES

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