The height of Summers

SUPER Aaron Summers fired Glasgow to a hard-fought win over Peterborough to keep the heat on Edinburgh at the top of the SGB Championship.

The Tigers captain was in scintillating form in the sunshine as he scored a 15-point maximum against a spirited Panthers side.

The visitors were without their top man Chris Harris, who was in Poland competing for Great Britain in the Speedway World Cup.

Despite that, they battled valiantly – and just eight points split the sides with three races to go.

Summers, however, bagged wins in heats 13 and 15 – including a 5-1 with Richard Lawson – to ensure his team took all three points and Peterborough left with nothing.

The Australian said: “It was a good meeting for me. We ran with a different engine – one we haven’t run for a while round here – because I felt the other one hadn’t been doing the business lately.

“I put one in from last season, which I haven’t done much on this year, and it seemed to work really well.

“The track was a little bit on the slick side with it being so warm and windy. It looked close but they only got there using a tactical ride, so in the end it wasn’t that close.

“It’s been a while since I had a maximum and I’ve not been riding that much. Getting a guest booking at Edinburgh last night maybe helped a bit, giving me race sharpness.

“We do have some meetings in hand but we’ve got to keep pushing on for as many points as we can.”

The 51-41 win puts Glasgow back to within two points of the Monarchs, who sit on top with 44 but have raced three more meetings than their Scottish rivals.

Glasgow have a crucial double-header against Berwick next weekend, starting with a visit to Shielfield Park on Saturday. The return is at the Peugeot Ashfield Stadium on Sunday at 3pm.

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