Jason Edwards face a long trip north to race in the British Under-21 Final.

British speedway bosses confirmed the event will now take place at Berwick on Tuesday, May 1 (7pm).

The meeting was initially set to be staged on April 17 at Birmingham; however, the change was required as the Perry Barr venue is unavailable on Tuesdays.

A statement said:

“The British Speedway Promoters’ Association (BSPA) are very disappointed for Birmingham and sympathise with their unfortunate position, but are also very grateful to the Bandits promotion for stepping in to host the event.”

BSPA Management Committee representative Damien Bates said: “With the new fixed race-nights of Monday and Wednesday at the top level, it also means Championship clubs are restricted over when they can stage meetings.

“Tuesday is the only night of the week which is unaffected, and therefore this gives us the opportunity for a full field without affecting other meetings around the country.

“We’re very pleased to be taking the event to Berwick, with their forward-thinking promotion and the hard work that goes on behind the scenes at Shielfield Park.

“We are also pleased to announce that the BSPA are planning to live-stream the event, and further details of this option will be made available in due course.

“The BSPA see this as an exciting opportunity to offer on a trial basis, and we very much look forward to the meeting.”

Jason, a newcomer to this year’s Eastbourne Forman IT Eagles team, upset the form book and clinched a place from the semi-final held at Arlington Stadium on Saturday (April 7).

Eagles’ Kelsey Dugard is in the other semi-final which was washed out on Sunday.