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Thursday, 27 November 2014

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Workington Comets speedway rider Kyle Howarth confident of raising his average

Ambitious Workington Comets new boy Kyle Howarth believes he can add at least two points to his average this season.

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Kyle Howarth

Howarth, who rode for Edinburgh Monarchs last season as well as topping the National League averages with Belle Vue Colts, believes he can use the big Workington track to his advantage.

He feels this in turn will lead him to scoring big points for the Comets and improving his average from its current 4.32.

Howarth rode at Workington last year as part of the Northern Select against the American Dream Team as well as attending the press and practice day when he was considered, along with Gary Irving, as a temporary replacement for Kenny Ingalls.

The Manchester teenager said: “I want to put two points on my average and get it up to around six or seven.

“I just want to keep comfortable, consistent and enjoy it.

“I have always loved big tracks as they are fast and you can race on them.

“Workington is a racers track and I am a racer. I loved Workington every time I have rode here so I can’t complain.”

Howarth, who has spent the winter in Australia preparing for the new season, believes that the weeks down under as well as a year in the Premier League will benefit him this year.

He will not be riding in the National League this year and hopes towards the end of the season he can secure a few rides in the Elite League.

Howarth said: “I want to try and have a good year. I believe in myself and I learnt a lot while I was in Australia.

“I feel I am a lot fresher and that I belong in the Premier League. I believe I can do it and I have got good equipment.

“I have had some five or six meetings and mixed it with the Aussie riders. It has helped me being over there on my own and not having my dad there because he is usually my mechanic.

“I feel I have had my go in the National League and now I have got to make a big step up and go full time in the Premier League and if I do well get a few Elite League rides.”

While over in Australia Howarth also won the Queensland under-21 championship.

He added: “That was a big boost for me and a big achievement as it was the first individual meeting I had won so I was very happy.

“It has made me a lot more confident and I am just now looking forward to the start of the season because I love riding and I feel we have a great team here at Workington.”

The Workington Speedway Supporters Club will be holding its membership renewal nights tonight at the Waverley Hotel in Maryport from 7pm to 8pm, Sunday at Workington’s Waverley Hotel from 4pm to 6pm and at the Haven Club in Hensingham on Tuesday from 7.30pm to 9pm.

Prices are £5 for adults, £3 for U16s and £15 for a family ticket and everyone joining will receive a goody bag with a 5-1 board and everlasting air horn.

Anyone who can’t make the dates can join at either the Supporters Club annual general meeting on March 9 or at the press and practice day on March 25.

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