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  • Writer's pictureRob Dyer

Warriors Called Into Action

Press Release: 15/2020

Speedway starved fans currently enduring the Covid enforced summer shutdown will be thrilled to know that a relaxation of restrictions at some tracks means that test meetings are being trialled, observing strict procedural controls.

Better news still is that the Wightlink Warriors have been invited to take part in an upcoming test meeting scheduled to take place at Plymouth’s Coliseum Stadium on Tuesday 8th September. The event will be a three team tournament that will see an Eastbourne ‘Select’ side as the third outfit.

Having satisfied all appropriate regulations laid down by British Speedway’s governing body and the local authority in Plymouth, the Devon club will be admitting a limited number of paying spectators in a regulated and controlled environment.

Warriors’ co-promoter Barry Bishop said,

‘It’s great news that we can look forward to some track action although we are very conscious that the meeting will be conducted and managed in a very structured way.

Ambitious Plymouth promoter Mark Phillips and his team have worked really hard to get to this stage and I’m delighted that the Warriors can help test the new arrangements. Speedway promoters up and down the country will be looking at these test events to ensure that clubs are in the best possible shape when we come to tapes in 2021.

I would like to thank Mark for his invitation and also say a big thank you to our riders who, despite being race rusty, all jumped at the chance of competitive action. Make no mistake, we’ll be doing our best to win the meeting and contribute to a great night’.

Warriors will line up with Ben Morley, Connor Coles, Tom Woolley and Chad Wirtzfeld whilst Connor King will feature for the Eastbourne ‘Select’.


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