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The Stars Win a Trophy
11th June 2004 By Sunderland Speedway
In 2004 Sunderland were invited to contest a three team tournament at Weymouth, (part of the Vic Harding Memorial meeting) The teams were Weymouth, Hackney and Sunderland. Once again Paul Mc supplied the Sunderland race jackets.

Sunderlands luck seemed right out when their top two riders (Karlis Ezergailis and Chris Ferguson) both fell in their last races, it seemed our chances of winning were lost. We ended the meeting level on points with Hackney, 25 points apiece with Weymouth third on 20 points.damn it! so near yet so far. Imagine my surprise when Paul Tadman, the organiser, tapped me on the shoulder after the meeting “here” he said as he thrust the Trophy into my hands. We want you to have to have the Trophy, as Sunderland have the most race wins.

The long journey down to Weymouth made by Bob and Molly, Tommy and Jean Rowe, seemed well worth the effort. Along with the big Sunderland Stars flag which we waved like mad. So it is many thanks to Paul Mcllveny for the use of his race jackets, and to Tommy Rowe for taking us down to Weymouth in his car.

11 06 2004 VIC HARDING MEMORIAL TROPHY
WEYMOUTH “HAVEN WILDCATS” v HACKNEY “HAWKS” v SUNDERLAND “STARS”
3TT Challenge

WEYMOUTH HAVEN WILDCATS  20
1 David Mason DNR
2 Jack Gledhill 2, 2, 2, 3, = 9
3 Chris Courage 2, 2, 3, 3, = 10
4 Daniel Giffard DNR
R Shane Hooper 1*, R, EXT, R, EXM, 0, = 1+1
Team manager: Mike Vernam

HACKNEY HAWKS  25
1 Ben Powell 3, 3, 2, 3, = 11
2 Sam Hurst EXF, 1, EXM, EXM, = 1
3 Lee Smart 3, 2, 2, 2, = 9
4 James Purchase 1, 1*, 1*, 1*, = 4+3
Team managers: Paul Tadman & Chriss Fenn

SUNDERLAND STARS  25
1 Chris Ferguson 3, 3, 3, EX, = 9
2 Carl Warwick 1, F, 1, 2, = 4
3 Karlis Ezergailis 2, 3, 3, EXF, = 8
4 Paul Candy DNR
R Marc Andrews EXF, 1, 1, 2, = 4
Team Manager: Colin Armitstead

Referee: Phil Griffin overseeing Rod Smith

HEAT DETAILS:
01 (Re-run) Powell, Gledhill, Hooper, Hurst EXF, Awarded W-3 H-3
02 Ferguson, Courage, Warwick, Hooper R, 56.1 W-2 S-4 = W-5 H-3 S-4
03 Smart, Ezergailis, Purchase, Andrews EXF, Awarded, H-4 S-2 = W-5 H-7 S-6
04 Powell, Courage, Hurst, Hooper EXT, 56.4 W-2 H-4 = W-7 H-11 S-6
05 Ezergailis, Gledhill, Andrews, Hooper R, 56.4 W-2 S-4 = W-9 H-11 S-10
06 Ferguson, Smart, Purchase, Warwick F, 56.7 H-3 S-3 = W-9 H-14 S-13
07 Ezergailis, Powell, Andrews, Hurst EX, 57.0 H-2 S-4 = W-9 H-16 S-17
08 Ferguson, Gledhill, Warwick, Hooper EXM, 57.2 W-2 S-4 = W-11 H-16 S-21
09 Courage, Smart, Purchase, Hooper, 57.3 W-3 H-3 = W-14 H-19 S-21
10 Powell, Warwick, Ferguson EX, Hurst EXM, Awarded, H-3 S-2 = W-14 H-22 S-23
11 Courage, Andrews, Ezergailis EXF, (3 riders only), Awarded, W-3 S-2 = W-17 H-22 S-25
12 Gledhill, Smart, Purchase, (3 riders only), 57.2 W-3 H-3 = W-20 H-25 S-25


VIC HARDING INDIVIDUAL MEMORIAL TROPHY
01 Powell, Smart, D Hooper, 57.2
02 Gledhill, Ezergailis, Warwick, Hurst, 58.1
03 NOT RUN
04 NOT RUN
05 Smart, Warwick, D Hooper, Ezergailis EXF, Awarded
FINAL: Gledhill, Smart, Ferguson, Powell F, 56.8

(Courtesy www.weymouthwildcats.co.uk)