BEN DELIGHT AT PANTHERS START

Thursday April 07, 2022
TALENTED Danish youngster Ben Basso has declared ‘I’m happy to be part of Dad’s Army!’

Basso made a sensational debut for Peterborough with a 12+2 score on Monday in the opening night 53-37 win over Ipswich.

Now they head to Foxhall for the return next Thursday to try and take another big step towards winning the League Cup group.

They then return to the Showground for the next home meeting on Bank Holiday Monday, April 18 (5pm).

Said Basso: “I was a little bit nervous because it was my first meeting at home as a Peterborough rider and it felt really good.

“My mechanic Richard Juul was a massive help to me because I was unsure whether to use engine one or engine two and he pointed me in the right direction.

“It was nice to beat Jason Doyle in my first meeting, thanks to Chris Harris for helping me in that one, but it was a nice feeling.

“We did well and I’m happy to be a part of Dad’s Army! The guys have a lot of experience and they showed against Ipswich that they can be a force to be reckoned with again this year.

“It would be great if we could reach the final of the cup and then go on a good run in the Premiership meetings to try and win it for a second successive season.”

The Bank Holiday Monday meeting has been brought forward to the earlier 5pm start time with King’s Lynn.

Crendon Panthers owner Keith Chapman said: “Bank Holidays are always a great occasion but for us to have a derby clash at Peterborough is a great thing.

“Hopefully the 5pm start time will be good for everyone and we can see a big crowd. It could be a close group and I’m expecting a great meeting.

“There was some good racing against Ipswich and everything went well, we were keen to get it done in case the weather closed in. It was a pleasing night for the team.”

The club are keen to remind fans about the entrance gates to the arena for this season to avoid any confusion.

Gate 16 is for officials, blue badge holder and season tickets, gate 15 is for all other members of the public through the Arena turnstiles.

Hard standing parking is available adjacent to gate 15 and pre-purchased tickets remain the quickest way to gain entry on raceday, particularly with a big crowd expected on Bank Holiday Monday.

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