Sheffield Speedway has approached the Guinness Book of Records following their Conference League victory over Boston in Kings Lynn on Saturday night. Sheffield won the meeting by 59-32, which although a huge margin for an away win is not the reason approaches have been made to the 'big book'.

A Sheffield rider was first home in each of the fifteen heats and it is believed that this is possibly the first time that the visiting side has provided every race winner at any level of speedway - and certainly over the fifteen heat formula. There have been rare occasions where the home side has come home first all night, but to do it away from home is almost certainly unique.

Sheffield co-promoter Neil Machin said: "I did not realise the lads had won every race until studying the results on the way home. Whether or not Guinness ratify it as a world record it is certainly a commendable achievement, even more so when you consider the ages and relative inexperience of the Sheffield riders involved. James Birkinshaw is the oldest - and he is only twenty. Of the other six, they are mostly in their first or second season of racing and still very much learning their trade. As an example, Lee Complin is just sixteen and riding in only his third ever speedway meeting".

Lee won heat two coming through from third place and this followed on from his blooding in the senior side last Thursday where he brought the house down with his spectacular style.

Machin firmly believes that such a result is down in no small way to the development of Sheffield's strong youth policy and the continued growth of the special training track situated just behind Olwerton Stadium. Many of the up and coming bunch of young British speedway talent cut their speedway teeth there - names such as David Howe, Simon Stead and Lee Smethills to mention just three.

The Sheffield public have a chance to see their young stars tonight (Monday) as they begin their home fixtures with the visit of Rye House to Owlerton with a start time of 7.45pm.

Scorers from Saturday night:

SHEFFIELD - Andrew Moore 15, James Birkinshaw 11, Lee Hodgson 9, Matt Cambridge 8, Lee Complin 7, Ritchie Hawkins 5, David Chadburn 4

BOSTON - David McAllan 11, Robert Hollingworth 6, Peter Boast 6, Phil Pickering 3, Ricky Scarboro 3, Freddie Stephenson 2, Carl Wilkinson 1

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