Wimbledon claimed their second trophy of the 2004 season with a morale boosting victory in the Festival of Speed Meeting at Sittingbourne last weekend. The quartet of skipper Wayne Broadhurst, Barrie Evans, Matt Wright and James Clement prevailed ahead of five other rivals to take the large trophy back to Plough Lane.

The GMB Dons accepted a last minute invitation to attend the fixture and pipped inaugural winners Weymouth by a point in the Grand Final with Swindon third.

Wimbledon Chairman Ian Perkin was present to watch the Londoners secure the Festival of Speed title, "This was a great victory for the team who rode wonderfully well in both the semi final and the Grand Final. This was a great advertisement for the Conference League and Sittingbourne did themselves proud with a well organised meeting on a great race track."

Wimbledon are seeking further success at this weekend's Conference Four Team Championship meeting at Stoke on Saturday evening.

Eight Conference level teams have qualified for this event in which four riders represent each side. It is almost certain that GMB Dons boss Dingle Brown will select Mark Burrows, Barrie Evans and skipper Wayne Broadhurst, which then leaves three riders chasing the final spot in the side.

Burrows rode for Premier League side Stoke Potters for a number of years and will be keen to show that he still knows the quickest way around the Loomer Road circuit.

Looking forward to next weekend's Fours Ian Perkin commented, "We feel that we stand as good a chance as anyone of doing well in the competition. The experience of Wayne Broadhurst, Barrie Evans and especially Mark Burrows
will hopefully stand us in good stead at Loomer Road."

Twenty four hours later, Wimbledon face one of their sternest tests of the season when they visit West Row to take on Mildenhall in the Conference Trophy. With the GMB Dons currently second in the Trophy standings, boss Dingle Brown will be looking to see his charges put in a strong performance at the pacy West Row circuit.