Rising star of UK Speedway; Elliot Kelly.
 
 

 

Saturday, 20 July '19
Three week lay-off for Elliot? Not if he can help it.


The ups and downs of a speedway riders life are something Elliot has quickly become used to in his first season of National League racing. It appears that no sooner do you embark on a good run of confidence-building personal performances than fate deals you a blow that could disrupt everything.
In speedway, particularly this year, where there is an abundance of out of work riders ready to step into the race boots of an injured rider. With most promoters unwilling to utilise the rider replacement and guest rider facilities for anything but minimal periods injured riders may fear they are under threat of the axe in a team rebuilding move.
Following his fall in last Sunday's home win over Stoke, medical predictions were that Elliot would be sidelined for three weeks. Elliot, though, has a different opinion. Letting us into his own targets he told us,"I'm aiming to be back for a try out in two, with a return to the team at the Isle of Wight on 8th."

 

Sunday, 14 July
Five for Elliot in victory over Stoke.

A flying start from the gate in heat two helped Elliot race to victory in heat two of Mildenhall's 53:37 league win over the Stoke Potters earlier this afternoon.
A second place in heat four took his total to five before a fall in heat eight prematurely ended his afternoon's action.
Full heat details and individual scores can be viewed on the Speedway Updates website by clicking here.

 

Saturday, 6 July '19
Elliot crowned Caledonian Riders' Champion.


A jubilant Elliot secured his most prestigious individual award at Glasgow yesterday when he was crowned Caledonian Riders' Champion for 2019.
With wins in each of his first three of the four heat stages, and with a semi-final place already guaranteed, Elliot was deprived of his maximum chances when finishing second behind Dale Lamb in heat twelve.
Out in the next race, semi-final one, he bounced back by taking the chequered flag ahead of lowest scoring qualifier Jacob Fellows (6), who also made it through to the final at the expense of the very impressive Lewis and Gregor Millar, both unfortunately having to retire during the race.
In the final, and coming from gate three with semi' two qualifiers Lamb and Joe Alcock lining up on his inside, Elliot made a good start that saw all three riders' battle shoulder-to-shoulder throughout the first lap until Lamb fell on the final bend under the pressure of a determined charge by Alcock.
With Elliot's victory giving him the title and Joe Alcock claiming the runners-up spot, it was Jacob Fellows who filled the third rostrum place, having took full advantage of the misfortunes suffered by Lamb and the Millar duo.
Full heat details and individual scores can be viewed on Speedway Updates website by clicking here.

 

Saturday, 6 July '19
M+SDL Guest appearance at Stoke this evening.

Having made his Midland and Southern Development League debut with a guest appearance for Reading last month, in order to get more track time Elliot accepteded a guest booking for the Carmarthen Dragons, who faced another challenging meeting when they faced Exeter at Loomer Road earlier this evening.
Going into the fixture wth an unbeatable record so far this season, Carmarthen were looking to retain their position at the top of the table and continue their excellent run.
Sadly that was not to be as visitors, Exeter, took victory by a three point margin, 16:19.
Further details will be available on the official Carmarthen Dragons website.

 
 

 

























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