Luke Becker goes above and beyond

Wolverhampton owner Chris Van Straaten has explained the sacrifices American ace Luke Becker has made to race in tonight’s World Under-21 Final.

WOLVERHAMPTON COPYRIGHT EXPRESS & STAR JAMIE RICKETTS 01/04/2019 - Wolverhampton Speedway Press Night. In Picture: Luke Becker
WOLVERHAMPTON COPYRIGHT EXPRESS & STAR JAMIE RICKETTS 01/04/2019 - Wolverhampton Speedway Press Night. In Picture: Luke Becker

Becker travelled back to the UK from California and self isolated for 14 days with Parrys International Wolves boss Peter Adams.

Now he’s gone to Pardubice in the Czech Republic for the showpiece event as America’s representative – Dan Bewley of Belle Vue is Great Britain’s big hope.

Van Straaten said: “Luke has gone above and beyond to represent his country in this meeting and I sincerely hope he’s rewarded with a good result.

“He’s got a good chance of achieving a podium position but he’s gone out there to win it.

“It’s his last opportunity in the under-21 category so he felt he had to make the extra effort to have a go at it.

“We like having Luke at Monmore and of course we were looking forward to seeing him alongside fellow Californian Broc Nicol in the team this season, but hopefully everything will fall into place for them to be with us next year.

“I’ll be watching for the result in Pardubice and we should also place on record our good wishes to Dan Bewley as Great Britain’s representative.”

Also this weekend, Wolverhampton assets Freddie Lindgren and Tai Woffinden chase the world title with the final two rounds of the series in Torun, Poland, tonight and tomorrow.

Lindgren currently sits second, with Woffinden third, but with 40-points to race for over the next two nights they can still win the crown. “It’s an honour for Wolverhampton as a club to have two club assets who remain great friends of the club and hugely popular with the fans to be in the top three of the world,” said Van Straaten.

Both rounds will be shown live on BT Sport from 6pm.

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