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Morris looking to Hammer home success
8:47am Thursday 26th July 2012 in Sport
DUDLEY Heathens stage their prestige individual event on Tuesday— with young star Ashley Morris out to impress.
The Golden Hammer features all the Heathens riders plus former favourites Lee Smart, Kyle Newman and Micky Dyer and former winner Simon Lambert, who would love to regain the title.
Heathens star Ashley Morris, however, is determined to add his name to the glittering list of champions on the historic roll of honour.
He said: “I have got as much chance as anyone really around Monmore. I will go out there with some confidence and I should be alright.
“Obviously it’s going to be a tough meeting, you can’t relax at all and you have got to be on your game from heat one.
“Hopefully it all goes to plan because on the night anything can happen and you need everything to go well.
“This season is going great and we are all really happy with it. “Obviously this is my third campaign with the Heathens, and I am still enjoying it like I did my very first meeting.
“It is always an honour to pull on the Heathens race jacket so I am happy with it.
“The crowd here are great. I say this every time, but they really have got to be one of the best followings in England. “It is great to be a part of it and I am lucky to be in the situation where I am riding for them.
“I made my debut for Workington the other day and I was happy with it. I’ve done a few meetings since and it’s all good experience for me.
“They seem to be a good bunch of lads, and I am just looking forward to it now. “Hopefully I can make the most of it and do well over the rest of the season, both for Workington and for the Heathens.”
The Heathens are hoping to see plenty of youngsters trackside as they offer their ‘kids for a quid’ promotion for the showpiece FAST Golden Hammer meeting which features 16 of the top National League stars.
The event is once again promoting the Face, Arm, Speech, Time message from Dudley Stroke Association — if you suspect a stroke, dial 999.
Heathens skipper Adam Roynon is included in the British Final at Monmore the previous night and club officials have launched an incentive for fans to attend both meetings.
Anyone attending the British Final should keep their re-admission ticket and gain entry to the Hammer for £10 instead of the £12 price.
Traditional Cradley pork sandwiches will be available and there will be an auction of the top three race jackets in the bar after the event.