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Ben Fund Bonanza returns to Leicester
Redcar event cancelled
Redcar the venue for Bonanza 10 on 7th October
Final two for the Bonanza
Thursday 8th March 2018
by Mike Hunter
The final two riders in the tenth Ben Fund Bonanza at Peterborough on Sunday March 18th, now with a 6:30 start, will be England's Charles Wright and Denmark's Thomas Jorgensen.
Thomas has ridden in two of the last three Bonanzas but for Charles it will be his first time in the event. He said "I've never have the chance to do the meeting before, so I'm looking forward to it, and racing for a good cause. I've had a bit out of the Ben Fund after my crash last year so I am pleased to be returning the favour."

This was the pileup at the conclusion of last year's Championship Pairs at Sheffield. He recalled how it came about. "Everything had gone all right on the day, I'd been unbeaten by an opposition rider and we were winning in the final. Then I messed up one corner and obviously the home boys were on our tail, and it just happened. Everyone was going for it on the last corner and I ended up crashing with one of my mates, Kyle. To have such a good day ending that way wasn't the best.

"I broke my wrist, damaged ligaments and dislocated my wrist so it was quite a bad injury. I've spent the whole winter trying to get it right. It won't ever be the same but I've got it as close as I can in time for racing. I'm definitely fit enough to start the season."

This year the younger Wright is happy to be turning out for Sheffield and has no fears about going back to the track where he had his accident, while continuing into his sixth season as a Somerset Rebel.

The Full Bonanza Lineup: Kenneth Bjerre, Hans Andersen, Bjarne Pedersen, Michael Palm Toft, Ulrich Ostergaard, Thomas Jorgensen and Niels Kristian Iversen (Denmark), Chris Harris, Scott Nicholls, Ben Barker, Danny King, Charles Wright and Steve Worrall (UK), Jason Doyle, Sam Masters and Nick Morris (Australia).

The Benevolent Fund will receive an additional boost from two riders who will shortly be staging benefit meetings of their own. Both will be making a donation to the Speedway Riders Benevolent Fund from their own proceeds. These are Simon Stead who has his "Last Lap" Farewell meeting on Sunday 25th March at Sheffield, and Jon Armstrong whose Testimonial is at Mildenhall on Sunday 22nd April.
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