GLASGOW will have two representatives at June’s British Final after Richie Worrall and Richard Lawson qualified for the event.
The Tigers heatleaders were in action tonight at Newcastle in the first of the British Championship’s semi-finals.
It was a superb night for Worrall on his former home track, as he won three of his heats to finish on 13 points – the same as Rory Schlein at the top of the qualifying table. He faced Schlein in a race-off for top spot but was beaten, though still took the silver medal.
Lawson had a more turbulent event as he was disqualified from his first race for touching the tapes – and faced the real prospect of failing to qualify as he sat on just three points after three races.
But two wins in his last two heats put him back in contention to make it to the National Speedway Stadium in Manchester for the final as he finished on nine points.
However, his night wasn’t over, as he had to face Redcar’s Ben Barker in a run-off for the last qualifying spot. He beat his former Glasgow team-mate out the gate for the win to secure his spot at the big meeting.
Jason Garrity, reigning champion Danny King, Steve Worrall, Lewis Rose and Paul Starke were the other qualifiers.