Third spot for Mickie

Mickie Simpson (left).
Mickie Simpson (left).

The first round of the Scunthorpe Summer Series saw Wrangle speedway ace Mickie Simpson finish in third place.

Heat one saw only three riders on the line and, after Mickie had some great starts to lead the race after the track was watered at the beginning of the meeting, Sam McGurk laid it down on the outside line then repeated it again in the re-run.

At the third attempt all went well with Mickie taking the win with Sam second.

Heat two saw Nathan Ablitt take the win over Mickie although it was a close battle throughout.

In heat three Mickie won again, getting the better of Sam.

Heat four saw another win for Mickie after overtaking Jordan Palin at the end of lap three.

And in heat five Mickie took second, Nathan winning again.

Mickie took his spot In the A final as highest points scorer, with Nathan second and Jordan third.

They were joined in the A final from B final winner Sam McGurk.

The final lap saw Mickie try to go round Sam and, as they both tipped into turn one, Mickie’s handlebar hit Sam’s back wheel and picked the bike up heading him to the fence flatout.

Mickie somehow managed to get on the gas and turn the bike, allowing Sam to get away and let Jordan through as well.

Sam finished first with Jordan second, Mickie third and Nathan fourth.