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Ray Stadia

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Ray Stadia last won the day on February 26 2014

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  1. Ray Stadia


    Sorry! I suddenly thought that maybe his brother is David and just checked, yes! Many apologies BB!
  2. Ray Stadia


    Close!....Ray Davies!
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    Well he was a member of the SAS!
  4. Ray Stadia

    The continuing decline of Speedway

    I don't know about that. I like Moto GP and World Superbike Racing, but the engines used in speedway are much much simpler. I don't have much idea about the techi stuff used in Moto GP and WSK, but love the racing. What makes speedway unique, is that the old boys watching speedway, who used to ride a road motorbike with a pre-unit gearbox and a single cylinder, will relate to speedway, as that is much like today's speedway set-up!
  5. Ray Stadia

    Rye House 2018

    I am confused (often am!), Who are the 'car racing people', BMR? If so, odd that a car racing company owns, presumably, the RH assets? (not the stadium, as that seems to be LVP). Why would car people want to run speedway? After all, speedway effectively, 'kicked out' car people!
  6. Ray Stadia

    Rye House 2018

    If a block of flats is truly an option, sorry, but can't see that RH taking revenue from flat track, amateur speedway and moto X practice, will stop the owners flogging the site.
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    Rye House 2018

    I do not know the chap, but I do know this forum excels at character assassination. Character assassination usually comes from people with an alias, whereas Rob has the balls to use his real name. As Rayleigh says, take no notice Rob, by trying to get at you, it is distracting their minds from the crisis in speedway!
  8. Ray Stadia

    The continuing decline of Speedway

    I saw the British Grand Prix there, I think 1995. The old Hackney stadium was basically being rebuilt and that was the rub, they ran the GP while it was still under construction. The great banked Hackney track, as was, had been turned into a billiard table and didn't work. Then eventually, without the works on stadium being completed, the owners of the stadium went bust or scarpered! It was all a very messy affair, which could be speedway's catchphrase!
  9. Ray Stadia

    William Dunlop

    Very sad news. The Dunlops have paid a big price racing on road circuits, but I doubt they would wish it any other way.
  10. Ray Stadia

    The continuing decline of Speedway

    I am sure that has happened in speedway, top flight speedway teams selling their licence to a team who want to get into the upper league. Sounds like a franchise system would be just rearranging the deck chairs....again. Speedway needs something very radical. At the end of the day the problem is down to the cost for the promoters.
  11. Ray Stadia

    The continuing decline of Speedway

    Surely, the way it is run now, is a franchise?
  12. Ray Stadia

    Rye House 2018

    Of course, they could have left the league, but I would imagine RH didn't realise how destructive a week day race night was going to be. Hindsight is a wonderful gift!
  13. Ray Stadia

    Rye House 2018

    Thank you for the explanation. All very complex and a tangled web. Maybe BMR have a legal case to take against the BSPA? By forcing BMR to operate on a race night which clearly was not producing sufficient fans and if BMR did ask to switch to a weekend race night, but were turned down, doesn't the BSPA share the blame for RH's demise?
  14. Ray Stadia

    Rye House 2018

    I get that Whisperer, which is similar to a director's guarantee, but if the promoter hasn't any money to settle the debts, there is no point pursuing the situation. If this is the case, surely the BSPA, for the sake of a team, fans and the sport as a whole, would allow another promoter to carry on. If that is not possible, it is complete madness!
  15. Ray Stadia

    The continuing decline of Speedway

    I get that Steve, but the 'Speedway Family' watched and did nothing to stop the bulldozing of a relatively new speedway stadium, built from the blood, sweat and tears of a true speedway enthusiast. Tim's only failure, was he died!

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