LEGENDARY former Coventry captain Chris Harris will race for his old team in the East Midlands Bowl at Leicester on Saturday April 11.
Harris is rightly regarded as one of the greatest riders in the club’s history, both for his record of success including three Elite League titles, and also for his ability to provide truly memorable racing moments.
He skippered the Bees for seven years in total, having first raced for the club in 2004, and his performance in the Grand Final at Poole in 2010, after an horrific crash in his second ride, is etched into Brandon folklore.
Harris, who will be racing for Peterborough and Birmingham in regular league competition this year, is one of four ex-Bees riders to be confirmed so far for the eagerly awaited fixture at the Paul Chapman & Sons Arena.
In addition to the previously announced Scott Nicholls and Ben Barker, we are also delighted to reveal that Adam Roynon will make a racing comeback in the meeting.
Roynon was pinpointed as a rising star of the sport and became a Coventry asset in the mid-2000s, before suffering an almost unbelievable run of bad luck with injuries.
Despite that, he enjoyed an excellent season in the Elite League with the Bees in 2012 when he was voted Rider of the Year.
He has been out of action since badly breaking his arm in a crash on the Isle of Wight in June 2018, but is now fully fit and eager to put himself in the shop window.
Remaining names for the Coventry team will be announced in due course.
The Leicester line-up includes two former Bees men, Nick Morris and Kyle Howarth, and their top five is completed by Ryan Douglas, Ellis Perks and Ty Proctor.
The Lions are bringing in Danyon Hume and Joe Lawlor at reserve as Dan and Joe Thompson are not eligible for senior racing until they turn 16 later in April.
We would again like to thank the Leicester promotion for putting this meeting on, and we are sure it will be well supported by fans of both clubs.