STOKE wrap up their speedway season on Saturday when the SAS Spitfires face Sittingbourne at Loomer Road (7.30pm).
Promoter Dave Tattum appealed to supporters to come along to the final meeting of the season. He said: 'I do know the riders want to finish on a high.'
The under-strength Spitfires hauled themselves back from a 10-point deficit to pip near neighbours Buxton 48-45 at the weekend.
For the second week running, the home side had their backs to the wall before rallying strongly to force a last-heat decider with Ben Barker getting the all-important Heat 15 win to take his tally for the night to 20 points.
Barker's only dropped point of the night came in Heat 5 when Jonathan Bethell held on to take victory, though Barker had revenge later. His Heat 12 victory as a tactical substitute rider proved to be the turning point of the meeting. The 18-year-old said: 'It all went fairly smoothly for me and I'm just so pleased that we got the win.'
Buxton settled the quicker and Jonathan Bethell headed both Barrie Evans and Barker in the first five races as the Hit Men went 17-13 up.
Rob Grant took his second win of the night in Heat 7 but a 5-1 from Bethell and Jack Roberts over Ben Hopwood and Gareth Isherwood in the next put the visitors eight points to the good.
Falls for Hopwood and Adam Lowe contributed to Stoke going 38-28 down, though it did allow them to track Barker as a tactical substitute rider in place of Hopwood in the next.
Grant and Evans then inflicted Bethell's first defeat with a 5-1 in Heat 13 that took the score to 41-40, before Barker took the next two races with Lowe and Evans picking up vital third places to see the Spitfires home.
Stoke stage their end-of-season get together at Loomer Road on November 4 (8pm). Riders will be in attendance for awards and entertainment. For more details, contact Caroline Tattum on 07979 037900.