STOKE Easy Rider Potters have the opportunity to claw back ground on their rivals with three meetings in as many days over the Bank Holiday period.
Potters travel to Newport on Sunday in between home meetings at Loomer Road against Workington on Saturday and Premier League newcomers Trelawney on Monday (noon).
All three fixtures look attractive and offer the Potteries outfit the opportunity of adding valuable points to their league tally as they chase a top-eight spot.
The visit of Premier League Pairs and Fours champions Workington generally results in the temperature going up a notch or two for one reason or another. But they are an entertaining outfit fronted by Grand Prix rider Carl Stonehewer and backed by riders such as Neil Collins, Rusty Harrison and Peter Karlsson, who are all proven race winners.
'There is generally a bit of banter going on whenever Workington visit but hopefully we will be able to concentrate on the racing this time,' said Stoke promoter Dave Tattum.
'We lost 50-40 at their place at the end of July and counted ourselves unlucky as Stakkers (Jan Staechmann) suffered a couple of engine failures when handily placed and they were certainly rattled by our efforts.
'We will concentrate on maintaining our unbeaten home league record but also want to try for the bonus point.
'The trip to Newport on Sunday offers us the chance to win the extra point as we beat them 55-35 here earlier in the season though in truth we are looking for more than that from the fixture.'
He added: 'Then we have newcomers Trelawney here on Bank Holiday Monday. That is another fixture that looks intriguing and gives our supporters the opportunity to see a couple of new faces in Pavel Ondrasik and Kenny Olsson, as well as good internationals Chris Harris and Brett Woodifield.
'The fixture has not been ideal but we hope to make up for all that this weekend.'