July 22nd, 2013

While temperatures across the UK have been soaring, the Selco Birmingham Brummies have been continuing their sizzling form on the track.

Five fixtures since the end of June have produced four comfortable home victories and one away draw to leave the Brummies in third spot in the Elite League.

And with six and four meetings in hand respectively on the two teams above them – Wolves and Poole – the Selco-backed team are perfectly placed to move into top spot in the coming weeks.

June began in perfect style with a comfortable 54-39 maximum points victory over Belle Vue Aces at Perry Barr.

One of his best home performances for the Brummies saw Chris Harris lead the way with a 12+1 return.

Despite having to delay the fixture by 24 hours, the Brummies dominated the early stages of their trip to 2011 champions Poole, storming into a 10-point lead.

Poole battled back to earn a 46-46 draw but the visitors were able to extend their unbeaten run to five matches on a night when Ben Barker tallied 12 points.

History repeated itself six nights later when Barker again amassed 12 points against Poole, this time in a winning cause at Perry Barr.

That return helped the Selco Brummies to a 54-40 triumph, and they maintained the winning streak by claiming the notable scalp of defending champions Swindon thanks to a 52-44 scoreline.

A scintillating sequence of form continued unabated on the club’s charity night when a season’s best performance from Barker – who returned a paid 14 from six rides – sealed a 51-42 triumph against Lakeside to maintain the strong feelgood factor ahead of a busy schedule of fixtures.

Selco’s official charity Macmillan Cancer Research benefitted to the tune of £435 from a collection on the night of the Lakeside fixture.