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Ray Stadia

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Ray Stadia last won the day on February 26 2014

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About Ray Stadia

  • Birthday 05/03/1958

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  1. Ray Stadia

    lakeside 2019

    That's a bit odd. If VAT is due, Mildenhall would have had to pay the VAT, it's not an option. And Deane would then pay the VAT to HMRC, less the VAT the stock car business has paid within the business. And Mildenhall would then reduce their VAT bill to HMRC, less the VAT they have paid within the business. All VAT is, is a mechanism to collect tax for HMRC.
  2. Ray Stadia

    lakeside 2019

    Maybe that's the answer to ensuring you have a full stadium, week in week out. You announce at each meeting, the next one will be the last!
  3. Ray Stadia

    lakeside 2019

    Well a 28 day ban would have saved him equipment and travelling costs. Maybe there is more to it. Maybe the riders are paid part of what they are owed each meeting, to at least cover some of their costs. Someone mentioned cash flow, but stadiums receive cash at the turnstiles, so it should be money in from the fans, out to the riders virtually immediately. Now, if we are saying the money taken at the gate is not enough to pay the riders their money, where does the money come from? From the owners/promoters pocket, sponsorship?
  4. Ray Stadia

    lakeside 2019

    So what is going on? All very odd.
  5. Ray Stadia

    lakeside 2019

    I wonder why he allowed what he was owed to run as long as 9 meetings? I think I would have smelt a rat!
  6. Ray Stadia

    lakeside 2019

    I am a bit confused what the bond is for? Is it to protect the riders? The stadium owners? Tuners who haven't been paid? Or does it protect the remaining promoters?
  7. Ray Stadia

    lakeside 2019

    I don't know what the bond is, but presume you either place a certain amount of money into a speedway trust or you pledge/guarantee a certain amount of money?
  8. Ray Stadia

    lakeside 2019

    No, it was in Essex CR. Actually, it was described as 'Speedway on Grass'.
  9. Ray Stadia

    lakeside 2019

    Surely, the ACU could be approached for them to consider another sub-regulator, with all the usual safety aspects and insurance in place, but call the sport by another name and perhaps alter the traditional speedway set-up. E.G. race over 6 laps, 350 cc engines or 600 cc engines. Handicap races. Just a thought! As for a name, how about MotoRaceway?
  10. Ray Stadia

    lakeside 2019

    I remember an annual Grass Track that called the racing Speedway!
  11. Ray Stadia

    lakeside 2019

    All joking aside, I don't understand why the Rye House supporters would not support a homeless team from Lakeside, using their track. If you were happy to go to the stadium to watch Rye House speedway, but were forced to liquidate, surely you would return to the stadium to watch another team? After all, most teams, as we know, are different year on year and during the season. Whatever you call yourself, is virtually irrelevant. I would love to see both teams line up in 2019, but at the moment, it is possibly neither.
  12. Ray Stadia

    lakeside 2019

    In many respects, holding onto the name 'Hammers' is pointless now, as it was originally adopted to try and recreate and cash-in on the heady days of the West Ham speedway team at Customs House. Well, that ship has well and truly left Tilbury Docks!
  13. Ray Stadia

    lakeside 2019

    From the radio interview, although he used Swindon as an example of speedway working with developers, the situation for Lakeside is different. They have lost their 'cash cow' and their home. An interesting part of the interview was he mentioned it could be some time before the developers start to build houses. I wonder if one or two more seasons couldn't still be raced at the track? In other words, if the track/stadium are going to sit idle, someone surely, could arrange a deal. And if Jon Cook truly has the backing of the developers and local council to find a new location, it will give the club time to sort something and provide continuity. I also feel, if the team moves to Rye House in 2019, it will be 'new' Rye House and Lakeside/Arena Essex will just be a defunct club.
  14. Ray Stadia

    lakeside 2019

    South of the county, but I do wonder whether a track near Clacton/Colchester may work? I know Ipswich is sort of up the road, but there is a psychological barrier for Essex/Suffolk folk to cross the border! Many people who live in Clacton are ex London, who may have watched speedway at the London tracks. I accept a number of those will be getting on a bit now. Clacton doesn't have a lot to offer in the way of entertainment, apart from being a seaside town. There is a lot of rural land between Colchester and Clacton. I always thought Arena Essex would be 'safe' when it opened in 1984. I wonder what Chick would say?
  15. Ray Stadia

    Blair Scott on Jeremy Kyle

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=zCQ18_Vih_o Here is the link if anyone wants to see and hear it. For the record, I fully support the poppy!

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