SPEEDWAY: By Alan Goodman

Alan Goodman
Alan Goodman

News from Coventry Bees and Storm

Despite the 2015 season being four months or more away, Coventry Bees have already made moves in putting together the team for next year.

Good news for Bees fans is that at least four of last year’s side who came so near to Elite League victory will be lining up at Brandon come March.

The top two of Chris Harris and Hans Andersen will again spearhead the side with two new exciting signings giving Bees probably the best top four in the competition.

Australian international Cameron Woodward was snapped up by the club after it was confirmed that Eastbourne, his club for the past nine seasons, would not be4 operating in the top flight.

Woodward ended the season on the injury list after a September crash in Poland but will be fit for tapes up.

The second new signing is Great Britain international Danny King. King was a Birmingham rider for the past four seasons but was left without an Elite League spot after the ‘Brummies’ closed mid-season. King has always impressed at Brandon and was in great demand as a guest. Bees were hoping to sign him last year but average restrictions prevented them from doing so.

Coventry promoter Mick Horton was pleased to retain the services of both of last year’s reserves at the recent fast-track reserve draft.

This now leaves Bees with one place to fill and with Kenneth Hansen and Kyle Howarth moving to Workington and Swindon respectively there will most probably be another new face in the team.

The track shop will be open on Saturday, December 20 from 11am to 3pm. There are lots of offers and also on sale will be the 2015 Bees and Storm calendars. This is the ideal time for stocking fillers.