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Ben Fund Bonanza returns to Leicester
Redcar event cancelled
Redcar the venue for Bonanza 10 on 7th October
Wednesday 4th March 2015
by Mike Hunter
The lineups are now known for the International Four Team event in the seventh Ben Fund Bonanza at Swindon this Sunday 8th March (4pm, doors open at 2:30pm).
This has become the traditional season opener and organiser Paul Ackroyd said “Someone said to me at the weekend that this is the most important meeting of the year. It should be one of the events that every rider and if possible supporter has in his calendar as one to be involved in.

“Every rider knows that serious injury is possible in our sport and that could have a big impact on their lives. For some it already has. I can guarantee that every one of our ten paraplegic riders would give anything to be out on the track at Swindon racing.”

There are one or two changes to names already announced for the meeting and the teams will be:

ENGLAND: Ben Barker, Richard Lawson, Kyle Howarth, Adam Roynon.
AUSTRALIA: Rory Schlein, Sam Masters, Nick Morris, Rusty Harrison
DENMARK: Bjarne Pedersen, Thomas Jorgensen, Jan Graversen, Kenneth Hansen
POLAND: Szymon Wozniak, Jakub Jamrog, Greg Walasek, Adam Skornicki

Max Clegg is the meeting reserve. Skornicki is making special arrangements to get over to complete the Polish lineup but it has still to be finally confirmed that he'll be able to do so.

The only former Bonanza winner in the meeting is Ben Barker, also the only ever-present, because reigning champion Craig Cook has had to pull out due to not having his machinery ready.

This event remains the most important vehicle for raising funds for injured riders, something which is bound to remain such an important part of speedway.

As has already been stated, the Ben Fund spent over £99,000 on injured riders last year. The Leicester staging of the Bonanza was a very good one and contributed £45,000.

40 riders were assisted, and the top track collection came again from Berwick with £1,350. However the total of track collections was less than £20,000.
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