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  1. steve69

    Plymouth v Kent 5th

    I was at the Coliseum on friday & it was my first visit. And I WILL BE ATTENDING again. I would like to be positive about the venue & the meeting.It is a purpose built arena for speedway. There are many stands which allow for an elevated view. There is no greyhound track so as well as being elevated you are closer to the action. To me the closer you are the better! And with no greyhound track there are no outsiders taking revenue out of the venue. All monies spent go to the promotion which can allow them to put it back into speedway. Access to the riders before the meeting is excellent there is plenty of time for getting autographs & photos. And up close to watch them working on their bikes or for having photos of them with fans in their leathers. These are the things I remembered when I was a child. I rarely remembered meetings it was getting autographs & having a pic with my favourite rider. There were many young faces at this meeting more than I`m used to at my home circuit. Also the club had invited the Exeter Aces cycle speedway team to attend to promote their club & sport. The 2 crashes did cause delays but what a lovely evening waiting in the sunshine. Also, by curfew time we only lost the final heat of the second half. I paid £12 admission plus £2-50 for 20 heats which I feel was good value. A 46-44 first half & 16-14 second half. I had arrived at 3pm & walked the stadium & at that time the track staff were driving the tractor around in very hot temperatures & working on the track. I thought that Ben Wilson (14 pts) Adam Extance (13+2) Rob Ledwith (9) had no problems & Anders Rowe looked very good & rode with aggression attacking the track. Drew Kemp also rode well but I thought he got to the corner with Richard Andrews in his heat & it looked from my angle that he was pushed out wider than he wanted to be which made him turn harder than he wanted to do which caused his highside. Glad to see he was okay. The venue is helping younger riders to gain valuable track time. Good luck to young Ben Trigger for his forthcoming European excursion to Torun, Poland on 20th July. Finally, all the very best wishes to Nathan Stoneman on a full recovery.
  2. Thanks Mikebv Ticket purchased. Go Team GB. I believe it`ll be Poland-Denmark+France? Please correct me if I`m wrong.
  3. SEC Challenge link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbkghpKvDtU
  4. steve69

    Warsaw 2019

    I will be doing practice + qualifying it`s a first so I want to say `I was there!!!`.Only the cost of a £4 programme. Not exactly going to break the bank. I always find it interesting to see the different lines the riders take. Just sitting in that stadium is worth the money. So seeing 5.30 practice then 7pm qualifying it`s a must for me. Shame that it`ll be missing Tai & a bunch more following the insertion of Stal Gorzow v Wroclaw match on friday evening. Boy is Tai going to have a busy weekend with Wroclaw v Torun on sunday as well.
  5. steve69

    2019 SoN Draw

    As well as the wet stuff we will also have to put up with a joker at referee Poland`s Mr K
  6. Grigory Laguta from Sergey Logachev & Kasper Woryna all qualify with Bjarne Pedersen (reserve - I presume). I think studio sabmar tv will be covering SEC Challenge on 25-5 on internet via youtube.
  7. If the qualifying system is the same as the Poznan Q/Rd we went to on saturday it`ll be top 2 into final & next 4 into last chance semi. Then 1st & 2nd into final. But 4 qualified from Poznan round. I would have surprised if there were more no 1,000 fans at that one.
  8. steve69

    Ice Speedway 2018/19

    Thanks for the Provisional dates Dutch Grasstrack. Hotels already booked up for Inzell & Heerenveen 2020. Would love to add Almaty & Berlin. Don`t forget the proposed extra meeting for Gunther Bauer in Inzell on the thursday 12/3/2020. Hope everyone enjoyed Heerenveen. Worth the trip to see Koltakov & Khomitsevich mixing it whenever they met. And the scrap between the Russians for the medals. Roll on 2020. Access to the riders so much better than SGP. Long may it continue.
  9. steve69

    Ice Speedway 2018/19

    A good sized crowd for last nights meeting with Kolenkin as a worthy winner. Jimmy Olsen looking good & fast on his ex-Dmitry Khomitsevich machine. Appeared to give Jell a nudge coming out of turn 2 in the final which pushed Jell slightly off course. In my eyes Jell rightly excluded for the stoppage. My money is on Daniil Ivanov to regain the World Championship by tomorrow evening. The track is tight & rutting up quite quickly. So a good start or a fast into pass out of turn 2 or 4 will be the order of the day. But would love to see Koltakov retain the title but 4 pts is a lot to pull back. But saying that Valeev is 2 pts clear. Really looking forward to the racing. Nice to see the Edinburgh fans back. Don`t drink too much guys n girls. Hope I didn`t get in your way too much at the podium last night Conkers. Great pic of Simon Reitsma punching the air after a race win. Looking forward to seeing the rest on your website or through the Getty website.Also great pic of Erik G & Krasnikov. See you this evening. Anyone thinking of INZELL 2020 I was speaking the Nikolai Krasnikov in the pits car park yesterday (think he is there helping Koltakov) & he said 1000% (yes one thousand!!!) he will be doing the Gunther Bauer meeting on the thursday before the WC weekend. So 3 meetings next year & a lovely place to visit. Quiet & beautiful.
  10. steve69

    Ice Speedway 2018/19

    Excellent weekend in Inzell. Looks really popular as well & seems to be getting bigger & better every year. Looked at Hotels for 2020 & the one we had is already sold out. Managed to get an apartment nearby on a free cancellation just in case I have got the dates wrong. Is there going to be a Gunther Bauer meeting in Inzell on the thursday evening prior to the saturday/sunday? Nice to see Conkers & Buxton Tiger.
  11. Let`s hope Speedway GB can get another spot in the qualifiers. Come in Mr Craig Cook....Cookie, Cookie,Cookie Jeden,Jeden, Jeden!!!!! Am off to Poznan for the qualifier so any Brit to shout about would be a bonus. Also off to Chorzow so it be be nice to cheer `Ruthless` plus a second brit.
  12. steve69

    Ice Speedway 2018/19

    Do we know if there will be any coverage from Berlin`s German ICE Final today? Sometimes the nice Dutch guy covers the weekend on periscope but have forgotten his name (Jesper V?)
  13. steve69

    Ice Speedway 2018/19

    One of the Russian ICE websites suggests that Dmitry Solyannikov has a broken elbow (European Final - Ufa). And ICE Gladiators Martin Haarihlitunen has a rib injury and Ove Ledsrom a hand injury. Hope they are available with Franz Zorn for Berlin or Inzell. Get well soon guys.
  14. steve69

    Poland Div 1 & 2

    E.speedway.pl says today that there will be only 7 teams contesting the Liga 1 this season. Hopefully the PZM will release fixture list soon.
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