April 13, 2024
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Kean Dicken to ride for joint Scunthorpe and Sheffield National League team!

THE JOINT Scunthorpe and Sheffield National League side has announced that Hull-based Kean Dicken will ride for them in 2024.

The 22-year-old joins Nathan Ablitt, Luke Harrison, Mickie Simpson and brothers Ace and Stene Pijper, as the Stags/Prowlers have now announced six of their seven riders.

Dicken’s previous stint at this level saw him race for Belle Vue in 2018, although he was due to line up for Leicester in 2020 before that campaign was cancelled due to Covid. He had also lost out on a team place at Birmingham in 2017 when he suffered a broken leg on practice day.

Scunthorpe promoter Rob Godfrey revealed: “Kean Dicken was outstanding in our amateur meetings at the Eddie Wright Raceway last year and I realised he should be riding in the National League and I said as much to him.

“He’s been racing around Scunny since he was a little lad. He’s always had the talent and he’s still only in his early twenties, while he’s probably now more ready to take on the league and show everyone what he can do.

“He’s from Hull, and I’m sure a few will make the journey across the Humber Bridge to see him racing for the Stags.”

Godfrey insisted there would be no rush to sign the seventh and final rider for the team.

He added: “We’re going to take our time. Any rider can come along to our training schools and know if they impress us enough, they can get in.”

Scunthorpe Stags / Sheffield Prowlers 2024 confirmed starters:
Nathan Ablitt 8.49
Luke Harrison 6.86
Ace Pijper 5.81
Mickie Simpson 4.23
Stene Pijper 3.00
Kean Dicken 3.00

Words and Images by Scunthorpe Speedway

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