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Comets visit Edinburgh on Friday - without Cookie!
Photo by Dave Payne
Wed 03 May 2017 by Comets Press Office
There is no home meeting this weekend but the Comets are in SGB Championship action at Edinburgh on Friday!
This weekend sees the Comets having a rare weekend off from racing at Derwent Park, with no home meeting taking place; although it is not a week without speedway for the team as they are in action on the road in search of Championship points.

Friday evening at 7:30pm sees the Comets in action at Edinburgh, although unfortunately they have to visit there without their skipper and former Monarchs number one Craig Cook, who by that time will be en-route to Lonigo in Italy where he will be competing in the Grand Prix Qualifying Round on Saturday evening.

Craig Cook's absence means that the fast-starting former Edinburgh rider, and current Newcastle Diamond, Steve Worrall will be the Comets guest at number one for the visit to Armadale, otherwise the Comets will be at full-strength.

Prior to the Comets visit to Edinburgh, Cook, along with team-mate Adam Roynon, will be taking part in the British Championship semi-final at Sheffield tomorrow (Thursday) with the top eight finishers from that meeting progressing to the British Final; to be held at Belle Vue on Monday 19th June.

Despite Cook's absence from the visit to Edinburgh the Comets owner Laura Morgan remained philosophical about the visit to Armadale and said: “Unfortunately it is just one of those things that we have to go to Edinburgh without Craig as, having spent five seasons as a Monarch, he will certainly know his way around there, and I am sure he would have proved a big attraction to the Monarchs supporters too.

“However, we are very grateful that a former Monarchs team-mate of Craig's; Steve Worrall, accepted our guest booking and with his track knowledge and his past record around there he will be a very good guest for us.

“Naturally we wish Craig and Adam good luck in the British semi-final at Sheffield tomorrow while Craig is more than capable of progressing from Saturday's Grand Prix qualification meeting in Lonigo, Italy; which is a track that has a special memories for Comets supporters following the legendary exploits of Carl Stonehewer there in the Grand Prix Challenge back in 1999, so we wish Craig well in that too.”
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Last Updated :  Wed 03 May 2017, 23:18 UK
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