Three more riders added to Pride of the Potteries line-up

Stoke Potters are getting closer to completing the line-up for the Pride of the Potteries meeting next month.

Three more riders have been confirmed for the event at Loomer Road on Saturday 13th April.

Stoke born Jack Smith, ex-Potters rider Jon Armstrong and former Buxton captain Tom Woolley have been added to the list of competitors.

Smith will ride in the Championship with Redcar and has plenty of experience being a National League title winner with Birmingham in 2016 and Belle Vue in 2017 and he captained the Colts last season.

Amongst other titles he has also won are the National trophy with the Brummies’ and the National League KO Cup with the Colts.

Both Armstrong and Woolley will be on the side-lines awaiting a call from clubs once the season gets underway having missed out on a team berth mainly due to the situation with team averages more than anything else and will be eager to put themselves in the shop window.

Armstrong, knows his way around the Chesterton circuit having represented the Potters in various spells at Championship level (formerly Premier League) and the National League and he also won the National League pairs for the Potters back in 2014. He has also won the National League title, Trophy, KO Cup and Fours titles as well as the Riders Championship in the leagues various names over the years. He has also ridden for various other clubs over his career such as Belle Vue, Coventry, Newport, Mildenhall, Buxton, Sheffield, Dudley and Birmingham and has been popular wherever he’s ridden.

Woolley is also another popular rider who has spent almost all of his career with the Potters former local rivals Buxton with only one year spent away from the Derbyshire track when he spent a season with the Belle Vue Colts. Woolley is Mr. Dependable and scores wherever he goes and is a regular high scorer around the Loomer Road track and may well cause an upset on his day.

The announcement of the three riders leaves just two riders remaining to complete the line-up and the club can confirm that the draw for the event will take place on Saturday March 30th.


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