SIMON is set to get his 2019 season underway with back-to-back fixtures this weekend.
The first of those fixtures is Ben Barker’s Testimonial which takes place at the Media Prima Arena at 3pm, this afternoon.
The Four Team Tournament will feature a Workington team which includes Simon alongside Steve Worrall, Kyle Bickley and Danny Ayres.
The Comets will come up against North-East trio Redcar Bears, Newcastle Diamonds and Boro Bears.
And then tomorrow Simon will head to South-Yorkshire for Sheffield Tigers’ 90th Anniversary Steel City Championship, which starts at 4pm.
Simon commented: “I went for a practice in the week and that was good, it was good to get back on a bike.
“Testimonials are meant to be fun but it will be nice to start from the tapes with four of us in a race. It’s a fun day. I hope Ben has a great day, makes plenty of money from it and that there’s a good turnout for it.
“We then move on to Sunday at Sheffield with the aim there to make the semi-final, and then if you make the final then, who knows.
“It’s always good to run testimonials and individual meetings at the start of year because everyone wants the laps and we all want the meetings. There is never any easy meetings in speedway so, we’ll try our best and enjoy it!”