CYCLE SPEEDWAY: Mason, Bailie and Lee riding at world championships

Mason Phillips
Mason Phillips

Youngsters looking forward to tough competition at Poole

Mason Phillips, 16, who has just left Harris School, made his England Junior Team debut on Saturday in cycle speedway’s Home International at Ipswich against Ireland, Wales and Scotland.

Bailie Phillips

Bailie Phillips

A strong performance from the England side saw them take the victory with Mason dropping just one point to an opponent.

He has also been selected to represent Great Britain in this year’s cycle speedway Junior Test match against Australia at Leicester on August 4, during the World Championships. He will also spend a weekend down in Poole before then, where hopefully he will qualify for the Junior Individual World Final which takes place at Wednesfield on August 9.

Mason’s sister, Bailie Phillips, who goes to Harris School, will also be involved in the World Championships by competing in the Women’s World Individual qualifier, also at Poole, where she faces tough opposition from fellow British riders and Australian and Polish contenders. The women’s final also takes place at Wednesfield on August 9.

With all the travelling and hotel costs involved during the World Finals week, any sponsorship to help Mason and Bailie, who both ride for Coventry Cycle Speedway Club, would be very much appreciated.

Lee Kemp

Lee Kemp

Sponsors can have their name/company name printed on their race trousers. Please email marcusphillips@ntlworld.com.

Lee kemp will be in the World Junior Individual Cycle Speedway Championship which starts in Poole on July 31. This year he has been racing for Elite League Side Wednesfield Aces and has progressed excellently. He races each week in this squad and currently they are at the top of the leader board. Lee, in preparation for the Worlds, raced in a Home International scoring 15 out of 16 points and only dropping one point against tough opposition.

He will have to go through qualifying rounds and if he is in the top eight riders at Poole will then be put forward to the quarter finals either to be held in Birmingham or Wolverhampton. Lee is hoping to get to the World Final which will be at Wednesfield in Wolverhampton. Lee has had a good year so far and is extremely fast.