U.S. Advances In Speedway World Cup

Cycle News Staff | July 17, 2013
Hancock and Team U.S.A. advance in Speedway World Cup Competition.  Photography By: John Hipkiss

Finishing behind Great Britain and event winner Poland, the U.S. speedway team’s third-place finish on July 15 at King’s Lynn in England kept them in contention in the Speedway World Cup.

American speedway legend Greg Hancock led the U.S. effort, scoring 16 points for the team. Hancock’s win in heat 14 with bonus points in play secured the teams position for a qualifying spot.

In addition to Hancock, the U.S. team includes Ryan Fisher, Billy Janniro, Gino Manzares, Ricky Wells, reserve rider Max Rumi, and team manager Billy Hamill.

The U.S. speedway team continues their quest for the coveted Ove Fundin Trophy at the race-off tomorrow in Prague, Czech Republic. 

The U.S. team will compete against Latvia, Great Britain, and Australia, with the winner advancing to the July 20 finale, which will also be held in Prague.