Dream Team: Henry Martin
I've been a fan of Lakeside/Arena Essex since I can
remember. Although i live a fair distance from the arena, I travel up
there for every meeting, and sometimes even help out with the track. I
was not born during the end of Canterbury speedway, but my passion for
speedway led me to watch just about every old video
A rider that doesn't need much of a description.
Being a lifelong fan of Lakeside, I got to know Lee quite well, and it
was never too much aggravation to have a quick chat - a lovely bloke,
and for me, I think his skill was simply incredible. Great team man and
a very technical and clever rider.
saw Leigh a few times up at Arena, and he was not an easy man to try and
outsmart - not silly, just damn quick and inch perfect, not much more I
Although Havvy slowly
seemed to 'drop back' after '92, he's a rider I couldn't ignore. I met
him up at Lakeside when he was guesting for P'boro, and he was a very
funny bloke. On the track, he was solid, dependable and just seemed to
always push 1 percent harder when he needed to.
No doubt, a terrible act was commited by this guy,
and he truly was marmite off the track, but there is no denying that
Kenny was, in, his era, much like today's Poole Turbo Twins, an
unstopable force of seemingly limitless talent. His talent was
He's solid, gets the job
done and is a great team asset. 'Nuff said.
Never really went on become one of Speedway's
finest, but not many people.can beat his spirit and determination. Very
friendly and funny man.
Ivan MaugerSubmit Your Own Dream Team
Too young to
have seen him, but we all know from at least videos, how good he
This article was first published on 17th February 2013
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