THE Isle of Wight Wightlink Warriors are back in action tomorrow night (Thursday) in a battle for Solent supremacy — hosting a special triangular tournament against teams representing Southampton and Portsmouth at Ryde's Smallbrook Stadium.

The entire home squad will taste some action on the night, with some representing one of the competing teams, joined by visiting riders, Danny Ayres, Matt Marson and Tom Woolley, as well as former Warrior, Connor Coles, and crowd favourite, Sean Tedham, in his first outing of the season.

Isle of Wight County Press:

Warriors co-promoter, Barry Bishop, said: “This week, we want to put on something a little different in the shape of a three-team tournament.

"The format was tried at a couple of other tracks last year and received positive comments, so Martin (Widman) and I believed it would be good to run one such event here." 

Isle of Wight County Press:

Riding in pairs, each team will have four riders and a reserve, with each rider given four rides.

The event will culminate in a top scorers' shoot-out, interspersed with four heats for the reserves, making 17 heats of racing in total.

"We have tried to balance the teams to offer the best action possible, so we hope our fans will support this new initiative," added Bishop.

Isle of Wight County Press:

The teams are currently expected to be: Isle of Wight (sponsored by Wightlink): Danny Ayres, Danno Verge, Connor Coles, Connor King and Morgan Williams (reserve); City of Southampton (sponsored by F.P. McCann): Ben Morley, Shaun Tedham, Ryan Terry-Daley, Matt Marson and James Luckman (reserve); City of Portsmouth (sponsored by Haha Training): Georgie Wood, Chris Widman, Chad Wirtzfeld, Tom Woolley and Jamie Sealey (reserve).

Isle of Wight County Press:

This week, for anyone aged 75, there is free admission as part of the weekly age incentive being run by the club. Proof of age is required at the turnstile to benefit from the promotion.

Gates open at 5.30pm, with tapes up at 7pm.