A 1 -2 finish for Mason Campton (Kurri Kurri) and Sam Masters (Newcastle) in the Darren and Sharon Boocock Memorial speedway race meeting last Saturday night has both riders brim full of confidence as they head to the UK for their stint in the 2014 British Premier League competitions.
Masters scored 13 points from his qualifying heats to take him straight into the A Final along with Michael Penfold (13) and Tyler King (12). Campton accumulated 11 qualifying points which was enough to get him into the ‘last chance’ B Final where he was joined by arch rivals Brady Kurtz, Jack Holder and Joey Ringwood. Campton won a dramatic race in which current NSW champion Brady Kurtz fell. The win transferred Campton to the A Final.
Campton showed that he has continued to improve with the tough schedule he has had over the Australian summer of speedway and he scored victory ahead of Masters in the A Final. Tyler King took third place in the event with Joey Ringwood retiring from the race.
Campton now leaves for Great Britain to take up his 2014 contract with Workington Comets. Masters will join his team mates at Scottish Club, Edinburgh Monarchs.
It normally wouldn’t raise eyebrows if it was reported that Bond and Cox won in the sidecar events. Such was the case last Saturday night, but eyebrows were raised when it was teenagers Hayden Bond and Brady Cox who scored victory. The veteran pair of Grant Bond and Glen Cox just couldn’t find their ‘race face’ finishing a disappointing seventh.
The win for the promising teenage sidecar combination has boosted their chances of scoring a good result in the 2014 NSW Sidecar Championship to be held at Kurri Kurri Speedway on Saturday 15 February 2014.
The live broadcasts of speedway solo events at Kurri Kurri Speedway have set all-time audience figures for All Sports Radio.
The first record was set with the live broadcast of the 2013 Jason Crump Speedway Classic on Boxing Night 2013. This broadcast was presented as a direct feed from the venue’s public address, yet it attracted 1 492 individual listeners – the biggest percentage from the UK.
Then on Saturday night 04 January 2014 a MASSIVE 4 308 individual listeners logged on for the LIVE broadcast of Round 1 of the 2014 Australian Speedway Solo Championship and once again the biggest percentage came from the UK. This broadcast was completely separated from the public address and was presented by All Sports Radio’s regular hosts Ross and Joel Allen.
The broadcast was made interactive with listeners invited to ‘take part’ through email and SMS and what a response!! Listeners swamped the broadcast with messages – all of which were highly complimentary of the exciting and entertaining broadcast and cheered on their favourite riders.
It was an amazing response and one of which All Sports Radio is immensely proud.
An enquiry was made on behalf of Undera Speedway and Gillman Speedway to present live broadcasts of Round 2 and 3, however, the proposal was rejected.
The management of All Sports Radio hopes that the outstanding success of its live broadcasts of motorcycle speedway is ‘ringing in the ears’ of administrators and venue operators stating loud and clear that this form of marketing and promotion of the sport is hugely beneficial to ALL.