Weekend Preview/Monarch News

Dash Trophies – Saturday 16th March

This weekend sees the Dash Trophies event taking place at Wednesfield’s Ashmore Park. The meeting looks to be a tough encounter as 32 of the top riders up and down the country will do battle to take the title of Lukasz Nowacki.

The first semi final begins at 1pm as Chris Timms will take his place and will be looking to finish in the top eight to qualify for the final later in the day. Ex Monarch Paul Heard is in the same half of the draw as Timms and all eyes will be on the track when they meet. Bury rider Chris Parrish is also in the semi final who rode at the midland circuit a couple of weeks ago for Birmingham. Other Brum connections are Lewis Bates and Errol Thaw who now ride for Stoke and Horspath who take their places in a semi final which looks to see some top names go out at the first hurdle.

At 3pm the second semi final will take place where once more riders with previous Birmingham connections will take to the shale. Polish rider Dominik Rycharski and Welsh wonder Jack Harrold will be up against double British Champ Andy Angell and Dash Champ Nowacki who will be applying his trade with Horspath in the Elite. Mould, Johnson, Griffith and Doherty will keep home interests up.

First Semi-Final at 1pm

1 Paul Heard (Wednesfield), 2 Steve Harris (Poole), 3 Craig Marchant (Wednesfield), 4 Shaun Rudman (Horspath), 5 Chris Timms (Birmingham), 6 Chris Parish (Bury), 7 Lewis Bates (Horspath), 8 Chris Jewkes (Wednesfield), 9 Jake Read (Stockport), 10 Adam Stephenson (Hull), 11 Mark Carmichael (Newport), 12 Errol Thaw (Horspath), 13 Lewis Roberts (Ipswich), 14 Lee Aris (Wednesfield), 15 Matt Haddock (Wednesfield), 16 Richard Williamson (Ipswich)

Second Semi-Final at 3pm

1 Tom Reed Exeter, 2 Pawel Idziorek (Sheffield), 3 Ricki Johnson (Wednesfield), 4 Matt Smith (Sheffield), 5 Ben Mould (Wednesfield), 6 Lukasz Nowacki (Horspath), 7 Jack Harrold (Newport), 8 Ashley Hill (Ipswich), 9 Greg Gluchowski (Poole), 10 Andy Angell (Hull), 11 Leyton Glover (Poole), 12 Mark Boaler (Horspath), 13 Dominik Rycharski (Coventry), 14 Scott Doherty (Wednesfield), 15 Josh Brooke (Ipswich), 16 Mark Griffith (Wednesfield)

Winwood Given Green Light

Birmingham first team manager Mark Winwood will finally be able to get back on track as his ban will be lifted ahead of Monarchs next meeting against Stoke. Mark, who got fifteen points at home to the Whiterock last season, cannot wait to get back on the shale after being on the other side of the fence for Birmingham’s opening Midland League encounter last Sunday.

Injury Help On Hand

With the season just beginning it is that time when riders gets knocks and bangs as well as their machinery. Monarch rider Richard Stevenson has help on hand for anyone who needs physio. “My friend Katie has recently passed her physio qualifications and has got a job working for Tamworth FC. I know she will also welcome anyone who needs any help with strains, pulled muscles and that so if any riders in the Midland area that needs one if they give me a shout either track side or on facebook then I can pass her details on”