Season of two halves as Comet’s year comes to an end

THE Workington Comets season came to an end with their last meeting against the Edinburgh Monarchs. This brought an end to a season of two halves as the Comets were undefeated at home while on their travels […]

THE Workington Comets season came to an end with their last meeting against the Edinburgh Monarchs. This brought an end to a season of two halves as the Comets were undefeated at home while on their travels they were only able to pick up points at Redcar Bears with a 45 – 45 draw.

The highlights of the season include a hard-fought home victory over the Somerset Rebels when the Comets only had five riders after Kyle Howarth crashed and came out with a 46 – 45 win and the 59 – 33 over rivals the Berwick Bandits to retain the Border Trophy. With the riders racing for individual honours too, there was something for fans to cheer with Howarth winning the British under 21 Championship and then finishing 8 in the British Championship.

Howarth was also included in Great Britain’s World Cup squad and captained the Great Britain under 21 World Cup team. Ricky Wells became the Comets number 1, a position held by Kenneth Hansen and Howarth, and made it to the Grand Prix Qualifying semi-final stage and came second in the Premier League Riders Championship ahead of local Craig Cook. Comets Captain Rene Bach managed to make it to the Danish Riders Championship along with Kenneth Hansen, both did well with Bach finishing 11 followed by Hansen in 12.

As with any motor sport there is the chance of crashes and injuries. The Comets have been lucky this season as Rusty Harrison, Nathan Greaves, Kyle Howarth and Matthew Wethers had to be taken to hospital with Howarth and Harrison making a return to the Comets team before Harrison and Wethers missed the end of the season through injury.

The Comets end of season presentation will take place but a date has not been set.