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Roynon eyes Hammer glory
10:18am Monday 9th July 2012 in Sport
DUDLEY Heathens skipper Adam Roynon is hoping his blistering run of form will help him to Golden Hammer glory at their adopted Wolverhampton track on Tuesday (7.30pm).
Roynon, the busiest man in British Speedway, has been piling up the points for Elite League Coventry and top scored for his Premier League club Workington on Saturday and broke the Derwent Park track record in a meeting watched by Heathens chief Will Pottinger.
Now he wants to become the first Heathens rider to win the prestigious Hammer since Billy Hamill at Stoke in 1996 – the year he won the world title.
He said: “I want that Hammer title, I really do. When you look at some of the names on the roll of honour it would be massive for me to join the likes of Erik Gundersen, Jan O. Pedersen and Sam Ermolenko.
“But the line-up is so good. And it’s all about having five good rides on the night, one engine failure can cost you badly.
“I’m going to go there with the aim of winning every race, but the other riders will have the same attitude so we will just see how it goes.
“My dreams have never changed. I still want to achieve the same things I wanted to achieve when I first started riding, I’ve just put everything back by about five years because of my injuries!”
The meeting is once again promoting the F.A.S.T message through Dudley Stroke Association – Face, Arm, Speech, Time – and there will be a collection held on the night for the charity.
The full line-up is: Ashley Morris (DUDLEY), Kyle Howarth (Workington), Micky Dyer (Edinburgh), Rob Branford (Buxton), Adam Roynon (DUDLEY), Dan Greenwood (DUDLEY), Ashley Birks (Stoke), Steve Worrall (Scunthorpe), Tom Perry (DUDLEY), Todd Kurtz (Plymouth), James White Williams (DUDLEY), Simon Lambert (Stoke), Darryl Ritchings (DUDLEY), Byron Bekker (DUDLEY), Kyle Newman (Somerset), Lee Smart (Redcar).
Admission is £12 adults, £7 concessions and children just £1. Dudley season tickets are valid for this meeting.