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TITLE HUNT: Rohan Tungate has claimed two titles since returning to Australia from Europe.  Picture: Jonathan Carroll
TITLE HUNT: Rohan Tungate has claimed two titles since returning to Australia from Europe. Picture: Jonathan Carroll

The NSW Open Speedway Solo title at Kurri Kurri has been postponed until Sunday morning after rain forced Saturday night's meeting to be called off.

Riders and Kurri Kurri Speedway Club and racing officials met about 5.30pm and the riders voted to postpone the meeting until Sunday at 11.30am.

A world-class field of riders has been assembled for the titles, with Pelaw Main’s Rohan Tungate in red-hot form to defend his title.

A strong Hunter contingent includes Mason Campton, Josh Pickering and Jye Etheridge fresh from the UK season and 2016 Australian champion Brady Kurts and 2017 Australian under-21 champion Jack Holder.

Big things are also expected from Cowra’s pocket rocket Matthew Gilmore who won the NSW Under-21 title at Kurri Kurri a fortnight ago.

Gates will open at 8.30am on Sunday, with racing to start at 11.30am.

TITLE FIELD: Matthew Gilmore; Josh Macdonald; Alan Macdonald; Josh Pickering; Zac Cook; Jye Etheridge; Jack Holder; Brady Kurtz; Ben Cook; Kane Lawrence; Mason Campton; Rohan Tungate; Taylor Poole; Matthew Pickering; Ryan Douglas (QLD); Zaine Kennedy (QLD); Reserves: Declan Kennedy (QLD); Mitch Cluff (NSW); Isaac Hawes (NSW)