‘Sensational’ Polish rider ready to roar at Arlington

Jakub Jamrog
Jakub Jamrog
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A fast-rising Polish rider will contest the The Championship of Sussex at Eastbourne Speedway on Sunday.

Jakub Jamrog, 22, joins Edward Kennett and Lewis Bridger along with the Eastbourne Eagles’ Bjarne Pedersen, Cameron Woodward, Simon Gustafsson, Timo Lahti, Kim Nilsson and Mikkel Michelsen.

Jamrog rode at Berwick on Saturday in a meeting to raise money for the stricken rider Ricky Ashworth.

Journalist Keith Hamblin’s report on the Berwick Advertiser website said Jamrog had stolen the show and described his racing as “sensational”.

Jamrog rode for Lodz (Polish Division One) this year on loan from Tarnow (Polish Elite) and had one match for Outrup in Denmark.

He won the Independence Cup meeting at Rivne, Ukraine, in August.

Kennett and Bridger were the first names on the list for Sunday’s Sussex Championships.

The two both know the Arlington track as well as anyone having cut their speedway teeth around the circuit.

Both are Sussex men and will want to have the honour of being crowned champion of their home county.

Co-promoter Trevor Geer said, “As well as our own riders, it is right that two of Sussex’s finest should be in this meeting.

“Edward and Lewis have been so much part of the scene at Eastbourne in recent years and both have plenty of support on the terraces.”

Championships of Sussex have a packed programme of racing.

The senior title will be run over 15 heats and a final. There will be four races each to determine the youth 500cc and 125cc championships.

The speedway will be followed by the quad racing Championship of Sussex.

Once the dust is settled, there will be a party and disco in the clubroom when fans will be able to mingle with riders.

They will also hear who has been named at Eastbourne’s Rider of the Year. Voting slips will be given to spectators with their programmes when they enter the stadium.

The gates will open at 2.00pm. Elite League Passes are not valid.