Belle Vue Colts v The Seagulls. Preview

Eastbourne Seagulls National Development League (NDL) team races tonight (July 23) at Belle Vue Colts.

It will top an incredible week for Vinnie Joe Foord, who made his debut for the Seagulls last Sunday, less than a week after his 15th birthday.

Vinnie Joe Foord

Now he moves on to race at the prestigious National Speedway Stadium, in place of Nick Laurence.

He teams up in the reserve berths with Nathan Ablitt, fit again after injury.

Both teenagers live in Hailsham, only a couple of miles from Eastbourne Speedway’s Arlington track.

Nathan Ablitt

The Seagulls, sponsored by Save Thurrock Hammers Speedway, are back to nearly full strength.

For the hosts, Jack Smith guests in place of the injured Benji Compton, whilst Sam McGurk returns to the side.

The Eagles Media team will be providing Live heat updates from the National Speedway Stadium this evening via the Clubs Official Facebook channel.

Belle Vue ‘Cool Running’ Colts: Jack Smith (G) 8.00, Harry McGurk 7.27, Jack Parkinson-Blackburn 5.89, Paul Bowen 5.11, Connor Coles 5.26, Sam McGurk 3.00, Ben Woodhull (C)

Team Managers: Steve Williams & Graham Goodwin

Eastbourne Seagulls: Jake Knight 8.83, Connor King 3.67, Joe Alcock 4.36, Danno Verge 5.56, Richard Andrews (C) 6.55, Vinnie Foord (G) 3.00, Nathan Ablitt 3.00

Team Manager: Will Pottinger

Image credits: Mike Hinves