SHEFFIELD skipper Kyle Howarth gets to stage his delayed Testimonial at Owlerton tonight (Wednesday).

A standard 15 heat format will see a Tigers outfit take on a Rest of the World Select, with a bonus ‘Dash for Cash’ race between the top four point scorers, with three ‘Young Lions’ junior heats and an appearance from Cruz Harris also on the agenda.

Sheffield’s line-up includes Howarth alongside current team-mates Josh Pickering, Jason Edwards and Dan Gilkes. They will be led by Chris Harris, who guested for the club in their league title glory last October and are completed by Connor Mountain and Charles Wright.

British Grand Prix Wild Card Tom Brennan has been called up by the Rest of the World side which also has a strong Australian presence in Ryan Douglas, Sam Masters, Zach Cook and Jake Allen.

Howarth’s Championship team-mate Simon Lambert is also involved along with popular German Norick Blodorn with Eric Boocock returning to the pits for one meeting only as the ‘away’ team manager.

Howarth said: “There’s been quite a bit of stress getting everything together and ready for the restaging of my testimonial so I’m glad it’s finally here now.

“The work has never really stopped in the background and once again, I’ve had some good people supporting me.

“I feel like we’ve been constantly juggling the line-ups around for the past three or four weeks, but hopefully we’ve got them nicely balanced to give everyone a close contest.”

Cruz Harris will perform the first laps of the night at 7.15 with racing getting but Howarth along with Pickering, Harris and Brennan will be taking part in a ‘Selfie & Signing Session’ from when gates open at 6pm until 6.15pm.


Sheffield: Chris Harris, Kyle Howarth, Connor Mountain, Charles Wright, Josh Pickering, Jason Edwards, Dan Gilkes.

Rest of the World: Ryan Douglas, Norick Blodorn, Zach Cook, Tom Brennan, Sam Masters, Jake Allen, Simon Lambert.


Words by George Dodds. 

Images by Taylor Lanning.