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Wednesday, 01 October 2014

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Rally ace versus Workington Comets speedway star in Derwent Park challenge

Rally ace Matthew Wilson faces his toughest challenge when he takes on Workington Comets ace Rusty Harrison in a car v bike challenge at Derwent Park next month.

Matthew Wilson photo
Matthew Wilson

The 24-year-old, who is still recovering from a training injury which saw him break a leg and dislocate an ankle, will ride his Ford rally car around the track on June 9 as the star attraction.

That night, Comets take on Plymouth Devils and owner Keith Denham said it would be Wilson’s toughest challenge.

He added: “It’s not a new idea, but it’s an exciting one.

“Matthew is a great driver, but is he a match for Rusty on his speedway bike? I’m not so sure, but we are really looking forward to the contest.

“It’s going to be tough for Matthew because Rusty is an experienced rider, but that’s what makes it so appealing.

“Matthew will be the star attraction. We are trying to bring some excitement and new to the meetings.”

Comets stuffed Newcastle Diamonds 58-36 in the League Cup this weekend, winning 13 of the 15 heats.

Denham branded the result perfect as his side marched into the latter stages of the competition.

The new averages have been released and Richard Lawson moves to No1 with Rene Bach dropping to three.

Kyle Howarth replaces Adam Roynon at reserve and Denham feels it will do Lawson good to have a spell at the top.

Workington’s next match is a Premier League fixture at home to Berwick on Bank Holiday Monday where Comets hope to have American Kenny Ingalls back after he has missed the last two matches with an aggravated shoulder injury.

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