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Saturday, 30 August 2014

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Workington Comets sign teen speedway rider Kyle Howarth

Workington Comets have announced their first signing for the new season with 17-year-old Kyle Howarth joining the side.

Kyle Howarth photo
Kyle Howarth

Mancunian Howarth spent last year with Edinburgh Monarchs, as well as topping the averages in the National League with Belle Vue Colts, and Comets owner Keith Denham said he beat off five other clubs to land the talented teenager.

Howarth, who was runner-up in the 2009 British under 15 championship, is currently in Australia gaining some more racing experience and won the Queensland Under-21 championship last Sunday.

Howarth comes in on a 4.32 average and will start the season at reserve for Workington.

Denham said: “Kyle is really excited about joining the Comets. He is over in Australia at the moment where he has just won the Queensland Under-21 championship but was really keen to finalise a deal with us.

“He had a good showing at press and practice last season and also as part of the Northern Select Team when we hosted the double header with the American touring team.

“He really enjoys riding the big Workington track and we look forward to seeing him progress in Comets colours.”

Denham said that Howarth had been interested in a move to the Comets since attending the press and practice last year and the rider contacted him around three weeks ago requesting a move to Workington.

Denham added: “Kyle jumped at the chance to ride for us and the lad is definitely going places.

“When Kyle comes back from Australia he will be fired up and be going great guns. He is a young lad that is going to bring points. He is a very good prospect for the future and made a big impact at Edinburgh last year.”

Denham has indicated that negotiations with the rest of his targets are at an advanced stage and hopes to name the majority of the team by the end of the week.

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