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  1. foamfence

    Ss Special ... Your Views

    Personally, I thought the Speedway Star special was boring! Page after page of exactly the same questions, and pretty much exactly the same answers. Little wonder that the promoters conference was such a disappointment. Next year, why not ask the promoters what each one of them is going to try to bring in or cut out.....let them stand up and be counted.
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    Bspa Agm Outcomes

    You start off by saying "Anyway, personally I don't think it was a bad AGM outcome." And then proceed to list all the things that they could have done but didn't! Those things were all main concerns of forum members, before the conference.As soon as I read the post conference report, I though "how disappointing! They seem to have done little or nothing to aid the progress of young British riders", meanwhile other countries are doing exactly that with their own, as well as benefiting from sending them here to subsidise their income and gain vital experience. You can count on one hand the number of British riders with regular places in foreign leagues.Personally I see the conference as a great opportunity missed.
  3. foamfence

    Bspa Agm Outcomes

    It remains at six.
  4. foamfence

    Bspa Agm Outcomes

    Can you sign riders who haven't been riding here this season but who would easily make the top twenty?
  5. foamfence

    Bspa Agm Outcomes

    And what will happen with Ward?
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    Bspa Agm Outcomes

    On the Poole website.
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    Pre-agm Meetings

    Exactly! Very disappointing if that is all there is to it. The rev limiter is an interesting development (which November I wonder). I was hoping for places for young British riders in Premier League reserve positions, but they haven't made any mention of that. I fail to understand why the 42.5 figure continues.
  8. foamfence

    Pre-agm Meetings

    Statement on BSPA site now.
  9. foamfence

    Dudley Heathans 2013 ?

    Are Dudley HeathAns different from Dudley HeathEns?
  10. Those figures are for a very select few, there are plenty of riders who do work, Aaron Summers works on a farm besides doubling up with Coventry and Redcar, Carl Wilkinson has his own engineering business. A lot of the lower end riders don't make enough to cover their costs, without sponsors or the bank of mum and dad.
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    Ss Special ... Your Views

    "I almost feel like fans are a nessacary evil to promotors. They would much rather 3000 or so 'spectators' turn up, pay for the racing and go home and nat have their say about anything." I wouldn't mind that either! It would show that things were working well (or have you added one nought too many?).
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    Ss Special ... Your Views

    I thought the Honda trial failed because they couldn't be fitted with effective flywheels and most riders didn't want to either have their current engines obsolete or have to have separate engines foe international events. A lot could be achieved by this country going it alone, but I can't see that happening.
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    Ss Special ... Your Views

    It needs to be more affordable more than anything else.
  14. foamfence

    Ss Special ... Your Views

    "whose cheering for Jason Crump" That sounds like Terry Hardaker who was centre green announcer at Odsal (embarrassing!). I agree with much of what you say, and the racing in Europe is even worse in my opinion, I think that we would be lucky to have a dozen tracks running soon, unless something very radical happens. I hope I'm wrong though.
  15. foamfence

    Ss Special ... Your Views

    Mine didn't :-(
  16. foamfence

    Double Up - Poll

    Fully agree, you can count on one hand the number of British riders earning a living overseas.
  17. foamfence

    Gary Havelock........

    Personally, I wish he'd call it a day, he's done his bit.
  18. foamfence

    Redcar 2013

    Brian has other ideas.
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    Bradford To Return ?

    I live very near to it, but I have my doubts. I remember a rugby player being hurt when he fell on the turf that they used to have to remove for the speedway (it was on pallets). The rugby league own the place now, as far as I know, and I can't imagine them allowing anything but a permanent pitch. It was also very poorly supported when it closed down, but then most places are these days, it always disappoints me when you see SKY matches and the tiny crowds, I don't know how half the tracks keep going these days.....thankful that they do though :-) Good luck to Tony Mole!
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    Redcar 2013

    How many meetings would Kus and Bondarenko miss though? Bondy might have been good at Redcar but he wasn't that impressive elsewhere.
  21. foamfence

    Redcar 2013

    Me too!
  22. foamfence

    Double Up - Poll

    I would prefer that it was restricted to British riders only and would prefer a time limit of maybe three seasons, I still think it should be used as a way to the top and not a means of cheap labour.
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    Saving Speedway

    If you did that, you would be lucky to have half-a-dozen teams left running. Anything which makes racing more affordable both for riders and spectators is the way to go.
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