Sheffield speedway ace wants crack at Elite League


Sheffield Tigers racer Leigh Lanham has revealed how he would welcome another shot at the Elite League.

Lanham, who has enjoyed a solid racing career spanning 20 years, has raced for Lakeside and Coventry at the top level in recent seasons on a double-up basis. And he would like to do more of the same if the opportunity was there.

He said: “I think I’ve been a solid, reliable league racer throughout my career and I’d like to think I can do a job for someone in the Elite League. It’s not really something I’ve worried about. I’ve not heard from an Elite League club and I think one of the reasons is because of the new system where British youngsters have been fast-tracked into the reserve spots.

“But I’m not complaining, I’m just saying that could be one of the reasons why I’m not riding in the Elite League.

“I’d be happy to talk to clubs about this, but for the moment I want to get some meetings under my belt for Sheffield because the rain-offs have been a nightmare.

“We are all desperate to race against Glasgow on Thursday and I suppose it means we’re going to be really busy throughout the summer. Maybe we will have to ride at home twice in a week to catch up the fixtures.”