The Height Of Summers

SUPER Aaron Summers fired Glasgow to a hard-fought win over Peterborough to keep the heat on Edinburgh at the top of the SGB Championship.

The Tigers captain was in scintillating form in the sunshine as he scored a 15-point maximum against a spirited Panthers side.

The visitors were without their top man Chris Harris, who was in Poland competing for Great Britain in the Speedway World Cup.

Despite that, they battled valiantly – and just eight points split the sides with three races to go.

Summers, however, bagged wins in heats 13 and 15 – including a 5-1 with Richard Lawson – to ensure his team took all three points and Peterborough left with nothing.

The Australian said: “It was a good meeting for me. We ran with a different engine – one we haven’t run for a while round here – because I felt the other one hadn’t been doing the business lately.

“I put one in from last season, which I haven’t done much on this year, and it seemed to work really well.

“The track was a little bit on the slick side with it being so warm and windy. It looked close but they only got there using a tactical ride, so in the end it wasn’t that close.

“It’s been a while since I had a maximum and I’ve not been riding that much. Getting a guest booking at Edinburgh last night maybe helped a bit, giving me race sharpness.

“We do have some meetings in hand but we’ve got to keep pushing on for as many points as we can.”

The win puts Glasgow back to within two points of the Monarchs, who sit on top with 44 but have raced three more meetings than their Scottish rivals.

Glasgow have a crucial double-header against Berwick next weekend, starting with a visit to Shielfield Park on Saturday. The return is at the Peugeot Ashfield Stadium on Sunday at 3pm.

Pic: Ian Adam