Sam Masters keen to prove his worth to Wolves Speedway
Fans’ favourite Sam Masters reckons he’s worthy of a Wolverhampton return next year.
And to help his cause he’s keen to secure a rostrum finish in Monday’s NGK Spark Plugs Olympique (7.30) to reassure club bosses.
Club bosses have confirmed NORMAL ADMISSION prices apply for the showpiece individual event and the hugely popular 125cc bikes will also be in action.
World Champion Tai Woffinden is guest of honour, American icon Greg Hancock’s Grand Prix bike will be on display, plus there’s a grand firework display and a rider farewell party after the event.
Masters enjoyed arguably his best season in British Speedway’s top flight as he fell just shy of the 300-point mark for the Parrys International Wolves and ended the year as No.1.
Now the 27-year-old is desperate to build on that – and he also wants international recognition.
“I think just riding in the top league was a big thing for me this year,” Masters admitted.
“Not only did not doing the Championship help me with the leg I broke over the winter, but I think it helped me take things to the next level as well.
“As good as it always was to be scoring big points and bringing home the money from that, to really push yourself you shouldn’t really have something like that to fall back on or you’re never going to kick on.
“At the end of the day I’ve conquered everything in that league and I need to keep moving forward.
“We don’t know what the rules are going to be next year yet, but my aims are already to step things up in Poland and Sweden as well as to be back with Wolverhampton and carry on where I’ve left off this year.
“Hopefully I’ve shown they can rely on me at this level again and like I say I really want to be back because Wolves is a club I love.
“It’s the first year we haven’t made the play-offs since I’ve been with Wolves - in fact it’s the first year we haven’t been in the Grand Final.
“I don’t like that fact because I know how much CVS (Chris Van Straaten - promoter) and Pete (Adams - team manager) put into the club to try and be successful each and every season.
“So hopefully I can finish off with one last good one and show everyone again what I can do on that track.”
Premiership winner Chris Harris is also included in the line-up at Monmore Green as is Masters’ team-mate Kyle Howarth.