With one leg to go in each of the four regions, the finalists for BAGS/SIS Track Championship are beginning to emerge.

Ironically, the most fancied team to make the decider are currently still only in second place in their own mini-league.


But few can doubt that Towcester, with their home leg still to come, will sail into the decider.

They are currently 14 points adrift of Nottingham in the East/Midlands region, but with the host track being allocated two runners in each of the six races, it is no surprise that the bookies are not prepared to lay odds on the outcome.

Current: 158-Nottingham, 144-Towcester, 132-Yarmouth, 121-Peterborough, 115-Sheffield.

Final fixture: Towcester Friday December 4


While there is still betting on the Northern section, the 1-14 about Newcastle gives a fair reflection of their dominance.

Sunderland and Doncaster cannot qualify based on their points score and Belle Vue, whose 159 points would be enough to lead the East/Midlands section, just have the edge on securing one of the two second places that offer a ticket for the final.

Current: 177-Newcastle, 159-Belle Vue, 146-Kinsley, 111-Sunderland, 78-Doncaster

Final fixture: Doncaster Wednesday December 2


Monmore have a 10 point lead in the Midlands/South region, with three of those points down to a Hall Green disqualification.

But mathematically, even Perry Barr could have a major say if all went to plan in the final leg at Swindon which will be the first section to reach its conclusion.

Current: 166-Monmore, 156-Hall Green, 149-Perry Barr, 113-Poole, 87-Swindon

Final fixture: Swindon Monday November 30


The Southern region is wide open, belying the 8-13 on offer for Sittingbourne to come out on top at Plough Lane.

Romford are currently the highest placed second team and look a reasonable bet to secure a place in the final, irrespective of what happens on December 5 with the hosts already eliminated.

Current: 167-Sittinbourne, 163-Romford, 155-Crayford, 134-Hove, 51-Wimbledon.

Final fixture: Wimbledon Saturday December 5


The final takes place on Wednesday December 23.