Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Fired-Up Fricke Is Aces Star

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Fired-Up Fricke Is Aces Star

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IT couldn't have been a more perfect start to Belle Vue's 2018 campaign as they triumphed 48-42 last night against the Swindon Robins at the National Speedway Stadium.

The red-hot action dispelled the cold night air as the Rentruck Aces took control of the first leg of the Premiership Charity Shield, with Max Fricke and Steve Worrall starring for the home side.

Fricke was particularly impressive in his performance when, having been excluded in Heat 4 and going off a 15-metre handicap, he surged to the front to take an emphatic race win.

It was a tough ask of the CFS Filtration Robins to respond to such a powerful offensive, but that certainly didn't stop them from trying and they did well to keep Belle Vue honest on the night.

It means the Rentruck Aces take a handy six-point aggregate lead into the second leg on Thursday at the Abbey Stadium, where they have enjoyed a great deal of success in the past. …

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