Kent Kings

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Kent Kings
Club information
Track address Central Park Stadium,
Sittingbourne
Country United Kingdom
Founded 6 May 2013
Promoter    Roger Cearns/Len Silver
Team manager    John Sampford
Team captain    Steve Boxall
League National League
Website kentkings.co
Club facts
Colours Red and white
Track size    268m
Track record time    57.5s
Track record date    8 August 2013
Track record holder    Steve Boxall
Current Team
Rider CMA
England Simon Lambert 9.46
England Luke Chessell 4.22
England Benji Compton 6.37
England David Mason 6.38
England Ben Morley 7.13
England Daniel Blake 3.00
England Brandon Freemantle 3.00
Total 39.56
Major team honours

Kent Kings are a British speedway team formed in 2013. They compete in the National League.

Based at Central Park Stadium in Sittingbourne, with a track laid inside the greyhound racing track, Kings joined the National League in 2013, replacing the Rye House Cobras whose promoter Len Silver also co-promotes the Kings with Roger Cearns, seeing the return of professional speedway to Kent for the first time since Canterbury Crusaders closed in 1987.[1][2] The first match for the team was a challenge against the American Touring Team in May 2013, attended by more than 3,000 spectators.[3]

David Mason was signed as captain, but lost his team place after two matches to Benji Compton, with Steve Boxall taking over the captaincy.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kent Kings Roundup", speedwaygb.co, 5 May 2013. Retrieved 16 May 2013
  2. ^ "Kent Kings geared up for start of new season", yourswale.co.uk, 5 May 2013. Retrieved 16 May 2013
  3. ^ Tucker, Craig (2013) "Fans turn out in force for opening Kent Kings speedway meeting at Central Park", Kent Online, 8 May 2013. Retrieved 16 May 2013
  4. ^ Miles, Greg (2013) "Sacked Kent Kings captain ‘disgusted’ with treatment", kentnews.co.uk, 16 May 2013. Retrieved 16 May 2013

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