This weekend saw a break for Birmingham but captain Chris Timms had a busy one as he travelled down south for two meetings in as many days.
Timms opened with the Ade Gale Laurels at Poole. Chris had tough opposition at Baiter Park with former Monarch Paul Heard and British Champ Andy Angell in the lineup. Sadly Chris collected just seven points in a meeting that included a tape exclusion for the Birmingham star as home rider Greg Gluchowski finished top of the pile after a run off with Mark Carmichael.
The next day saw Chris make the short trip to Hampshire and Winchester Road as Southampton celebrated 50 years in the sport with a stellar lineup of an individual. The lineup had a similar feel to 24 hours earlier as Nowacki lined up with Carmichael and the Wednesfield trio of Heard, Aris and Mould.
Lukasz Nowacki claimed the top prize as the Horspath Hammers rider rode to 19pts as a cue of riders behind him finished on 17. The Aces trio and Timms were the chasing gang and so a four rider race off was to determine the final podium places. Chris picked gate one but Ben Mould beat him to the first corner and so the Monarchs rider had to settle for second and third overall in the competition.
In the under 19 event the Kemp brothers were in action though both struggled with Joe getting an exclusion in heat seven as the duo finished with 7 points.