Search

Speedway: Lakeside Hammers duo Zach Wajtknecht and Alfie Bowtell looking to impress at British under-21 final

PUBLISHED: 12:00 01 May 2018

Zach Wajtknecht in action at Arena Essex Raceway (Pic: Shane Chittock)

Zach Wajtknecht in action at Arena Essex Raceway (Pic: Shane Chittock)

SHANE CHITTOCK

Lakeside Hammers duo Zach Wajtknecht and Alfie Bowtell will be hoping to turn some heads as they look to impress in the British under-21s Final.

They will both line-up in the prestigious national championship looking to claim the title which King’s Lynn’s Robert Lambert will defend at the home of Berwick Bandits (Shielfield Park) this evening after both progressing through the semi-final stages.

Youngster Wajtknecht pulled off a brilliant British Under-21 Semi-final win at Eastbourne.

He romped to a 14-point haul in tricky conditions at Arlington and finished level with Rye House ace Max Clegg but was awarded the win after beating Clegg when the pair met.

Steady rain fell throughout the night but the youngsters did themselves proud by battling through to reach a conclusion.

Bowtell also secured a place in the final after successfully navigating the Semi-Final at Birmingham’s Perry Bar stadium.

The Essex based rider suffered a fall on the last lap of his opening ride, before regrouping to score 10 points, including two race victories.

Line-up: 1 Zach Wajtknecht (Swindon/Lakeside), 2 Kyle Bickley (Workington/Belle Vue), 3 Josh Bailey (Mildenhall), 4 Taylor Hampshire (Kent), 5 Robert Lambert (King’s Lynn), 6 Jason Edwards (Eastbourne), 7 Alfie Bowtell (Lakeside) 8 Max Clegg (Rye House/Stoke), 9 Nathan Greaves (Wolverhampton), 10 Jack Smith (Sheffield/Belle Vue), 11 Drew Kemp (Mildenhall), 12 Connor Mountain (Ipswich/Coventry), 13 Luke Ruddick (Coventry), 14 Joe Lawlor (Belle Vue), 15 Jack Thomas (Glasgow/Kent), 16 Dan Bewley (Belle Vue/Workington). Reserve: Leon Flint (Birmingham).

Latest East London Sports News

3 minutes ago

West Ham United captain Mark Noble has saluted Jeff Stelling as the broadcaster prepares to take on another epic walking challenge for Prostate Cancer UK - spanning four countries in four days.

07:00

The mysterious divergence between Essex's rampant red-ball form and their comparatively tame displays with the white ball has Anthony McGrath scratching his head and struggling for answers.

Yesterday, 20:12

England's women were put to the sword by the Netherlands in the semi-finals of the EuroHockey Championships in Belgium on Friday.

Yesterday, 19:00

I Am Team GB - the Nation's Biggest Sports Day - returns on Saturday August 24 as Team GB and Toyota look to get the nation moving.

Yesterday, 17:24

Essex have announced announce that top-order batsman Varun Chopra has signed a contract extension and will stay with the club until the end of the 2020 season.

Yesterday, 15:00

Tower Hamlets will face the biggest game most of the squad have ever played when they host Isthmian Premier Division outfit Horsham in the FA Cup.

Yesterday, 13:00

Matt Withers is joined by Dave Evans, George Sessions and Jacob Ranson for another East London Football Podcast.

Yesterday, 07:32

Essex Eagles inflicted only a second defeat of this season's Vitality Blast on Sussex Sharks on Thursday, having virtually given up all hope of qualifying for the quarter finals after just two wins in 10 outings.

PROMOTED CONTENT

It's now just under a month since All Points East took over Victoria Park with two weekends of world-class music and a programme of free community events.

Curated by AEG Presents, All Points East is bringing an impressive line-up of multi-flavoured music to Victoria Park from May 24-26 and May 31-June 2.

Victoria Park - or 'Vicky Park' as the locals know it - has been the setting for many important events over the years.​ Here, we take a look at its unique cultural history.

Newsletter Sign Up

East London Advertiser twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Docklands and East London Advertiser
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Most Read

Latest from the East London Advertiser

Hot Jobs

Show Job Lists