Paul Starke of Glasgow Tigers has been confirmed as a starter for the star-studded Harrisons Scottish Open at Armadale on Friday (tapes-up 7.30pm).

And former Glasgow and Edinburgh Monarchs racer Dan Bewley (pictured in action) also goes for glory in the prestige event.

Organisers are confident that the worst of the rain will be gone by Friday morning.

And John Campbell, Edinburgh Monarchs’ co-promoter, said: “At this time of year, with temperatures into double figures, it doesn’t take long for the track to dry out and heavy rain before a match usually make for a great race track.”

Jordan Stewart will miss the event and Nico Covatti is back in Italy with Monarchs racer Joel Andersson in a Swedish Championship semi-final.

Belle Vue’s rising star Bewley and Starke, a track expert at Armadale, aim to push four-time winner Rory Schlein all the way for the silverware.