WE are pleased to confirm to supporters that our East Midlands Bowl match at Leicester on Friday July 28 is definitely going ahead.
We have been in touch with the Lions’ promotion in the last week and they have assured us they are committed to the fixture, which should attract a large amount of local interest.
Clearly when the initial challenge matches were arranged at Wolverhampton and Poole – and the planned event at Rye House – the objectives were twofold: to keep the Coventry name in the spotlight, and also to assist with raising funds for the riders who had lost their team places with the Bees.
Naturally the speedway season has progressed since then, and the majority of our riders did get fixed up with spots elsewhere – although ironically Jason Garrity (currently out with a scaphoid injury) has just been released by Leicester as they have completed the signing of Pawel Przedpelski.
Our starting point for putting together a team for these meetings is to first go with the riders who would have been part of the 2017 Coventry team, but this will clearly be difficult for this fixture with three riders now racing for Leicester, and Lewis Kerr in action for Somerset in a home match on the same night.
However, we are confident that we will be able to put together a team for the meeting which has plenty of Coventry connections, and one which hopefully will ensure an entertaining night of racing.
As far as wider issues are concerned, we want to assure supporters that the current lack of news in the public domain does not mean the Campaign Group has stopped its work.
We are in constant contact with authorities and key personnel, often on a daily basis, and they are fully aware of our determination to find a viable solution that gets us racing again as soon as possible.
Please be assured that when there is news to report, we will do so, and in addition members of the Campaign Group are often in attendance at Nuneaton Speedway Supporters’ Club meetings and are happy to talk there.