THREE of Coventry Cycle Speedway Club’s rising stars shone at the annual British Indoor Championships last weekend at the Sports Connexion in Ryton-on-Dunsmore.
Kyle Roberts, Daniel Drewett and Mason Phillips all starred at the two-day fiesta which saw hundreds of riders, officials and visitors from across the nation descend on the venue.
Roberts, who rose to stardom in 2014 – though missed the 2015 season due to a motor Speedway accident, announced he was back on the scene with a sensational silver medal finish in the British Under 16s final – despite an exclusion in his opening ride.
The 16-year-old won his remaining four races to finish second behind the promising Will Tidball from Exeter.
The Bretford-based rider looked to be back to his best and admitted he missed his Cycle Speedway racing in 2015.
He added: “I have been attempting to break into motor Speedway.
“It’s great to be involved again with all my friends at Coventry Cycle Speedway and I can confirm I will be racing for the club in the Elite League in 2016.”
Fellow teenager Daniel Drewett, from Coundon, raised eyebrows and qualified for the British Open Final – ahead of several more fancied, experienced, riders.
Although the 18-year-old struggled, as expected, Drewett’s first senior national final proved a learning curve and signs of a major breakthrough at the Elite level were clear.
Mason Phillips, in his first Indoor campaign, was a model of impressive consistency in the British Under 19s Final.
The Rugby based 17-year-old reeled off five straight second places to finish on 15 points – just missing out of a podium placing.