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Ray Stadia

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Ray Stadia last won the day on February 26 2014

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  • Birthday 05/03/1958

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  1. Ray Stadia

    St Austell

    You would have thought there would be plenty of opportunity to open another track in Cornwall, with all it's uninhabited land! But then, you have to find a promoter interested and of course NIMBYs are in all counties!
  2. Ray Stadia

    Plan to save the Sport

    Where does Slough Speedway fit in, with the above plans?
  3. Ray Stadia

    The continuing decline of Speedway

    I didn't know Stevie Wonder is a speedway fan! I should have realised....'Ebony and Ivory'....is all about the speedway chequed flag!
  4. Ray Stadia

    NO WORD FROM THE BSPA

    I think it is fair of the paying supporters, to expect there to be some kind of dialogue between the promoters and the fans. Keeping schtum, just makes things worse! Brexit is a perfect example!
  5. Ray Stadia

    NO WORD FROM THE BSPA

    But football is a completely different 'animal'. The media are all over football like a rash, so any news, rumours etc are not kept secret for very long. Whereas speedway has very little media outlets. Speedway Star, this forum, local newspapers a bit. Perhaps unofficial club websites, local radio a bit, word of mouth on the muddy terraces.......I have run out of ideas!
  6. I had never met the gentleman, as far as I know, but a senior grasstrack rider, Frank Yates, sadly died after taking a tumble in the pre 75 event on Sunday, at a Ledbury Motorcycle Club meeting. RIP Frank. It appears on Facebook, he was very well thought of.
  7. Ray Stadia

    NO WORD FROM THE BSPA

    I suppose you could have 2 ambulances, but then double the cost, I imagine.
  8. Ray Stadia

    NO WORD FROM THE BSPA

    A number of people have mentioned on here that they want value for money. I know most tracks have a curfew and can't operate beyond a certain time, so something like a second half is difficult. However, is there any reason why speedway couldn't have a pre-match half that started say at 6.30 pm and had races for the juniors, which would perhaps encourage local would be riders the chance to ride and be future team riders. Now, not all speedway fans want to see the 'wobblers', but for those that want to see more speedway in an evening, they will have it and it may just entice youngsters in the surrounding towns to come and watch their mates going round.
  9. Ray Stadia

    NO WORD FROM THE BSPA

    But surely a loss is a loss? If you are offsetting profit from another company, all you are saving is the tax you would have paid on the profit, therefore, you are still out of pocket?
  10. Ray Stadia

    NO WORD FROM THE BSPA

    I think at the end of the day, it is the whole 'industry' that needs to get together to sort out the sport in the UK. All those that have 'skin in the game', promoters, riders, managers and manufacturers/tuners etc. Really, everyone in the sport that has a financial interest. After all, if the sport completely dies, so does their livelihood. For us, the fans, yes we would feel a bit sad and 'empty', but not out of pocket. The industry needs to hire a conference centre and have a serious brainstorm with all those mentioned above. Will speedway do anything resembling that? I wouldn't put money on it!
  11. Ray Stadia

    NO WORD FROM THE BSPA

    Perhaps the answer is to put a proper cap on what the promoters pay a rider. If a rider wants to blow all his earnings on 'feeding' a tuner, that will be up to him. However, if there is a sensible, laid out, suggestion/example of how a riders earnings translate into bike expenses, transport, clothing and overall profit, then a rider can have a bit of an idea, how much he wants to commit to engine tuning and number of bikes. Surely, most riders, riding in the UK, can exist with 2 bikes? Maybe also a spare engine, in case of a blow up. But then, maybe that is how they do run their affairs, but still can't square the circle?
  12. Ray Stadia

    NO WORD FROM THE BSPA

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

    NO WORD FROM THE BSPA

    Close!....Ray Davies!
  14. Ray Stadia

    NO WORD FROM THE BSPA

    Well he was a member of the SAS!
  15. 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!
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