The Eastbourne Lifestyle Eagles long trip to Manchester proved to be a fruitless mission on Monday night with the racing called off by the meeting steward after just one bend of speedway.
Rain had blighted the area in recent days but with the weather holding, the Belle Vue circuit was bladed and re-laid just before start time in an attempt to bring it up to racing standard.
When the tapes rose on heat one, Lukas Dryml and guest Ben Barker were first away but on the first bend Belle Vue’s Rory Schlein clipped Barker, with both falling.
A re-run was ordered with all four riders but before it could take place it was announced that the meeting steward had called the meeting off.
Two successive Eastbourne matches have now been affected by the weather – last Thursday’s scheduled trip to Peterborough being call off on the morning of the match.