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Ben Fund Bonanza returns to Leicester
Redcar event cancelled
Redcar the venue for Bonanza 10 on 7th October
Wednesday 10th February 2016
by Mike Hunter
The Ben Fund Bonanza at King's Lynn on Saturday 12th March has had a double boost with a month to go before the event.
The meeting will be sponsored by Sheffield Window Centre, well-known backers of Sheffield Speedway for such a long time.
And amongst the riders now added to the field will be World no. 5 Jason Doyle, back with Swindon this season.

The Aussie of course had a bad tumble in the Melbourne Grand Prix at the end of the best season of his life, but he reports a clean bill of health now.

"Yes everything has been good for probably the last three or four weeks. We've had the go-ahead from the doctors to get back and race, and I've been back training pretty hard. Everything's spot on I'm just waiting for the start of the season.”

It will be Jason's first appearance in the meeting though it's something he has wanted to do previously. "I would like to have ridden in the Ben Fund meeting many a time but I've never been asked. It's a privilege to ride for a great cause. I've had to use the Ben Fund in the past when I've had shoulder problems so it's good to give back what they've given me.

"King's Lynn's a nice track, always prepared very good so we know what to expect when we get there. Buster does a great job for British Speedway and it's an honour to be racing in this event at his track.”

Doyle was probably the surprise packet of the GPs last season with his fifth place finish and few would bet against him pushing even higher over the next few years.

He says "Like I've said to many people before there's still a lot of learning to do. I know that Greg and Nicky and a few other riders have been in it for a lot of years and they've got a lot of knowledge that I haven't learned yet. So hopefully next year I can try to make it a little bit better than last but the first priority is to make top eight again, then maybe give a really good push the year after."

He'll be riding for new clubs in the World's top three leagues, including of course Swindon in the UK.

"It's a great move for my career. I needed to change something after last year. It's been a great two seasons at Leicester but with the race night I put a lot of pressure on myself, being tired with how busy the race schedule was, setting off for Poland early in the morning.

"So I'm looking forward to working with the new team, and Rosco.
“I've got two new clubs in Europe, the leagues in Poland and Sweden are pretty strong but I am where I want to be in my career and I hope I can do well again this season.”

Because so many riders have asked to take part, the Ben Fund Bonanza this year will use the format of the 2010 meeting at Rye House, devised by Rob Peasley and one of the most successful, with 20 riders contesting the qualifying stages. As well as Jason Doyle, King's Lynn's Robert Lambert and Scunthorpe's Josh Auty have been added to the field.

Sponsorship for the meeting is once again being handled by Julie Reading who can be contacted on 07812 622573.

Admission prices will be £16 (adults), £14 (concessions), £5 (children 10-15) with Under-10s free. The Bonanza organisers will be utilising the King's Lynn admission arrangements and payment may be made on the day by credit card.

Riders announced so far: Chris Harris, Jason Doyle, Josh Auty, Robert Lambert, Lewis Kerr, Bjarne Pedersen, Richie Worrall, Steve Worrall, Ulrich Ostergaard, Josh Bates, Nikolai Klindt, Rory Schlein, Ben Barker, Simon Stead, Mads Korneliussen.
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