Campton Races back for the Comets!
Photo by Dave PayneTue 08 Dec 2015
The Comets are delighted to announce that Mason Campton is their sixth signing for the 2016 season.
The news that the Comets supporters and management had been hoping for came through last Saturday lunchtime when Workington Comets Australian asset Mason Campton secured a place in the 'A Final' of the Queensland Championship at the Rockhampton Showground.
This ensured that the 22-year-old from Kurri Kurri would finish in the top four placings and was eligible to apply for a Visa in order to race in the UK in 2016 and hence resume his promising British racing career.
But, he was not content with securing his Visa status and, with the pressure off his shoulders, Mason went on to win the 'A Final' to claim the Queensland State Title to complete a fine evening's work.
“Mason was so happy and excited that he rang me immediately after qualifying for the ‘A' final,” said Comets owner Laura Morgan.
“We had been following his progress ride by ride throughout the meeting and once he qualified for that ‘A final' it was a huge relief for everyone!
“Once his Visa eligibility was secured, it will come as no surprise to anyone that we very quickly agreed a deal with him for next season and so we are delighted that Mason now becomes our sixth signing for 2016, leaving us with just one more place left to fill in order to complete our team.”
When Campton last rode for the Comets in 2014 he ended the season with a 4.66 average, however having missed out on the 2015 season he is now to be classed as a new application and so must return to the UK with an average of 5.00, in accordance with the regulations agreed between the BSPA and the UK Border Agency.
Comets team manager Tony Jackson said: “We are so pleased to have Mason back as to have missed out on yet another season would have been very hard for him, and probably had a detrimental effect on his career.
“But, he is now perfectly placed to push on with his career and I am certain that having missed out in 2015 he will be really keen to up his average next season.
"There is still plenty of improvement to come from Mason, and that will benefit everyone if it comes in 2016."
The Comets now have 6.87 points left for their seventh and final team member, with Mason Campton (5.00) joining the already signed Ricky Wells (8.86), Claus Vissing (7.54), Kenneth Hansen (6.84), Adam Roynon (4.39) and Matt Williamson (3.00) in the Comets line-up for 2016.
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Last Updated : Tue 08 Dec 2015, 17:00 UK