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Tsunami

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  1. Archie had a horrendous crash last night when he visited an airfence at full throttle at Edinburgh , after clipping the back wheel of Harry McGurk. Bike all wrecked, but after checking himself over, he is going to ride in today's meeting. This meeting will be more experience for him, being the youngest rider in the field at 15 years old. Hard lads these kids. Luke Harrison has two crashes at the same place in the same meeting and had to withdraw from the meeting.
  2. Tsunami

    Newcastle 2020

    Probably get a game of golf on their course.
  3. Tsunami

    Newcastle 2020

    Except it's nothing do with the Blond bomber. All the 7 Northern councils got together because of the case ratio, instead of being about 20 with one at 110 and all the others about 70. THEY proposed a list of restrictions on this area for 2 weeks, and ran it though the government. Hancock made the statement in the House but dissallowed some of the restrictions but sanctioned the others. The COUNCILS then imposed the restrictions in an attempt to get the local population to obey the restrictions so they stopped spreading and catching the virus. As it happens, there are other areas who also need to bring in their restriction for the same reason. Blame the yobs, not Boris or the Government.
  4. Tsunami

    Newcastle 2020

    Bloody hell, I didn't know the coppers pinched you off-road.
  5. Tsunami

    Newcastle 2020

    I wouldn't admit to knowing that RD.
  6. Another round of the 2020 British Youth Championship is to be staged at Edinburgh on Saturday 19th September, and starting at 4.00pm. Sadly it will be behind closed doors.
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    Riders Who Never Made It?

    When you are meching for a GP rider over a period, it must mean he has.
  8. Tsunami

    Riders Who Never Made It?

    Yes as a mechanic, but not as a rider.
  9. Tsunami

    Riders Who Never Made It?

    Was there not a back story about Colin giving up speedway. Sponsor pulled out and threats ?
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    Riders Who Never Made It?

    Was just talking to Savalas a couple of weeks ago at Redcar. He was at the round of the Teesside Championship with his son Jacob, who was riding in the 500cc Open and was a credible 3rd in the final.
  11. Tsunami

    Newcastle 2020

    That was the objective in the first place, but given the future in Dogs is not that secure, I don't think the Dogs will go anywhere. They will just close down.
  12. So have I. Section B in the big Grandstand
  13. Tsunami

    Newcastle 2020

    THJ I am aware of the long term plan to swop the classification of 'only Sport' for Brough Park, being swopped with the ex Parsons land in order to build houses on the Brough Park site.
  14. Tsunami

    Newcastle 2020

    Yes, that was a new plan from Boris called " Build, Build, Build' which would allow restrictions to be ripped up to rejuvenate the Building sector.
  15. Tsunami

    Newcastle 2020

    THJ I heard at the weekend that the Seimen's site I referred to earlier, was originally the chosen site for a new St James Park. As that has not happened, and unlike to happen, it would definately be classed as industrial land, and I don't think it is contaminated land either. Being on the doorstep of our present track, surely this land must be the first location to be checked out. Have you any 'heads up' John of availability and the possibility of converting it to a speedway raceway. The area has always been our home, and i'm not sure how many people would continue to attend if it was in some far flung new location.The Seimen's site is actually two sites split by Shields Road. What about the chances of getting the new track alongside the Metro line, with the Chillingham Road Metro station on our doorstep. Here's hoping.
  16. Tsunami

    Riders Who Never Made It?

    Quite agree. I signed up Mike and Chris on a belief that they were both capable of being a lot better. Mike rode well especially with Jesper, but Chris would crash just when he had proved he was up for it. Also I think Mike had to work around his Dad if I remember right. Both nice lads who still make a point in saying hello whether it's at Brough or Redcar.
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    Scunthorpe Scorpions 2020

    Yes. The 3rd and 4th bends were much lower in the early days, to the point riders virtually slid across the track because of the adverse camber. You can see from the earth banking outside the fence there, how much it had to be built up. I believe Rob bought up the contents of a quarry over the hill ages ago, and the 'shale' was built up in the middle of the car park for sometime. I believe he has used a different shale for a while now, and with the heavy watering seeped in, it made for a great surface, which only needed a short topup mid meeting to keep it like that. Great to see the lack of dust in the air. Thoroughly good combative meeting from two committed sides, but I wondered why Archie wasn't in heat 15 instead of Simon.
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    Newcastle 2020

    Directly across from the exit out of Brough Park, on the other side of the Fossway.
  19. Tsunami

    Newcastle 2020

    The ex Seimens land on the opposite side of the Fossway, would be the ideal alternative if it was big enough to build a decent track.
  20. Tsunami

    Brandon Update

    Well they got it wrong. Switch the percentages around and you might be more accurate.
  21. Tony was always developing equipment usually based on agriculture machine equipment. He was an engineer that worked on farming equipment as a living. He used to try things out at Newcastle such as fine sprayers behind a tractor instead go water dripping down, spraying equipment with the long arms out. He wasn't for deep lumpy tracks, but smooth tracks moist on the top, from a good and regular watering. Did the same for Hull and Worky and Redcar.
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    Brandon Update

    Your understanding is wrong. Tell it to stop making stupid things up.
  23. Tsunami

    Newcastle 2020

    Yes it is the reward system to recognise certain peoples extra contribution as you know. I think Keith is thinking that we should give everyone that walks through the gate, a medal which is not realistic or reasonable. There will always be those whose contributions are more valuable to keep speedway running and the Lord Mayors award was for that purpose.
  24. Tsunami

    Club Fundraising

    They would not be liable to pay rent if the law prevents them from having meetings. Tenants as such could not be haemorrhaging vast sums of money, as they are not employing anybody. Areas where they could have lost money is if they paid out signing fees/deals up front, and if they have spent monies on their racing equipment like air fence panels, start gates, office upgrades, replacement equipment like tractors and graders/blades as well of course with new shale, which would then be new investment for next season.
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