Somerset Rebels clinch speedway crown at Highbridge track
speedway side the Somerset
Rebels were celebrating last night (Thursday) after becoming the
2016 Premier League Champions at the end of a hugely successful
Rebels finish the season having won the Premier League Championship,
the League Cup, the Premier League Pairs and the Premier Shield
- all the sport's top places.
is unbelievable, Im almost speechless, and those who know
me well will tell you that doesnt happen very often!
a delighted Somerset promoter Debbie Hancock told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
rated this team at the start of the season, and the boys were determined
to prove them wrong."
added: "They have had a great team spirit throughout and fully
deserved their title, especially after having topped the Premier
League table at the end of the regular season, but in saying that
it takes two teams to make a final and all credit to Sheffield for
making it a great final, and I am sure that their time will come."
"Weve got a great team manager in Gazza - Garry May -
and he knows how to get the best out of a rider as this season has
proved once again."
'Cases' Rebels followed up Wednesday nights two-point win
at Sheffield with an 18-point home victory on Thursday night, to
win by 20 points on aggregate.
evening's leg at Highbridge's Oaktree Arena started out as a nervy
affair with Sheffield taking the fight to the Rebels, but gradually
the home side started to pull away.
eventually made sure of the title when, somewhat fittingly, skipper
Josh Grajczonek (pictured above) and Rohan Tungate, the Premier
League Pairs champions, combined for a Somerset 5-1.
was the second time that Somerset have won the Championship crown,
following on from their success in 2013.
tapes rise on heat 9 during last night's event
Rohan Tungate getting the bumps after his Championship winning ride
with Josh Grajczonek in heat 13
action underway at the Highbridge track (all track photos Colin
those celebrating in the big crowd of spectators at the Oaktree
was Burnham-On-Sea and Highbridge Mayor Michael Clarke, The Oaktree's
Bill Hancock and former MP Tessa Munt