A wonderfully warm night welcomed the riders to the Welland Speedway track. With a reduced show of riders, they all did a fabulous job of putting on a great show for the paying public in their heats and final.
Heat 1: Aaron Hesmer commandingly controlled this heat from hard
charging Mike Hammond and Glen Brown, as he pulled clear coming onto
lap 2 and never looked back.
Heat 2: Tommy Hensby continued his rise in confidence by taking a good
lead from the tapes for two laps, until Gary’s pressure was too much
and he passed to take the win, as Alan Chisholm pushed hard to catch
Hensby, but to no avail.
Heat 3: The track was watered prior to this heat and the track became
very grippy, Tommy Hensby again gated well ahead of Glen Brown and
Alan Chisholm, Brow was out of shape in turn one letting Hensby pull
away, again a 2 lap lead was taken away, as Brown powered around in
the dirt on lap 3, leaving Hensby to fend off Chisholm once again to
Heat 4: Mike Hammond was out to grab the win and gave Aaron Hesmer a hard go of it, as he battled to hold him back, but again Hesmer pushed hard and passed Hammond to take the win.
Final: Tommy Hensby entered his first ever main final with an inside
gate draw, proving to be a good gate, he powered into corner one ahead of Glen Brown and Gary, but a bunched group left him at the back of the pack coming out of corner 2, Aaron Hesmer and Mike Hammond took control and led to the tapes, as Brown and Gary were chased hard by Hensby to round out a very entertaining and successful night.
1: Aaron Hesmer
2: Mike Hammond
3: Glen Brown
4: Gary M.
5: Tommy Hensby