Jump to content
British Speedway Forum

OveFundinFan

Members
  • Content count

    2,910
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    1

OveFundinFan last won the day on August 27 2018

OveFundinFan had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

1,799 Excellent

Previous Fields

  • Marital Status
    Married
  • Age
    71

Profile Information

  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Chester
  • Team
    Belle Vue

Recent Profile Visitors

685 profile views
  1. OveFundinFan

    Rev Limiters

    I understand that there was a cost rise going from 2 valve to 4 valves engines, that was the start of really higher costs. Two inlet and two exhaust tracts to work on for better flow performance. If there was exciting racing then, why go to the complexity of todays rocket ships, plus 2 valves would be easier for the new entrants to the sport to ride as well. All last year, and previous years, there has been some discontent on this forum in respect of cost and performance of todays rockets. I have no doubt will hear the same thing on this forum during 2019 as well.
  2. OveFundinFan

    Rev Limiters

    but you still have a machine which is virtually the only machine on the world market, that newcomers to the sport have to handle and maintain. If speedway was just as exciting on machines of the 70's, and the engines of a modern day 2 valve would be cheaper to purchase, maintain and easier to ride, then why not do a u turn, or is that not allowed.
  3. Why Australia has the privilege of holding the final GP of the season I question. Of course it is coming up to their summer so fits in with other sports needing suitable stadia, but all the main action in the speedway year is in Europe. At this point in time Torun seems very suitable, good race track, nice stadium, and easy for fans to get to. Says it all really - except Belle Vue would be really good, but max spectators is too low for a key end of season meeting, shame really.
  4. OveFundinFan

    Rev Limiters

    I did say MODERN 2 valve engines. What was wrong in speedway in the 1970's, after the outdated JAP engine and before the more expensive 4 valvers? So you tell me, how are costs going to be reduced so that speedway is a cheaper sport to run? Or are we just going to watch speedway in uk continue to die a slow death.
  5. OveFundinFan

    Rev Limiters

    They spending thousands now on engine tuning how many times per season?
  6. OveFundinFan

    Rev Limiters

    Watched on you tube yesterday England v Sweden at Sheffield 1973, a young Peter Collins against Anders Michanek on 2 valve Jawas. It was a brilliant race, and they certainly would be restricted on revs compared to today’s rocket ships, the costs would be cheaper, good market for used equipment to be sold to newcomers/learners that are rideable, and probably benefits in area of track preparation, and as bike costs fall so could entry fees for spectators. Why cant speedway just go to modern day 2 valve bikes, times maybe slower but racing just as exciting.
  7. OveFundinFan

    Kings Lynn 2019

    Whats the point in going "to keep the track open", when not only are you not enjoying it, complaints are not acted on. You good supporters, genuine passionate supporters, that are no longer enjoying what they used to, purely by matters outside of there immediate control - I feel sorry for you, I really do. My take on it is this - get at least 50 of you that feel the same and stopped going, not because you lost the love of speedway, but are fed up of being taken as mugs, get together and go and protest outside the stadium on the night of a match. 50 of you are going to spend at least £20, thats £1000 revenue the management has lost that night, never to get back, its visible to them by the fact you went, and stood before them. And who knows, upon seeing you others may join in. If one night may not succeed in getting a meeting, then do it again, and again if necessary. Make sure it is a peaceful demonstration. You already demonstrated your passion for the sport by keep attending year after year watching the product turn sour, passionate supporters like you deserve more. For different reasons I "left" speedway about 35 years ago, I picked up interest in 2013, went to Cardiff 3 years on the trot, but only been to my "local: track, BV, for the World Team Fri/Sat back in 2016. I know BV has a top stadium, brilliant race track, but what is stopping me going regular to spend £35+ (inc travel etc) of my pension is the fact British speedway is so mismanaged I cannot go and watch it as it would imply I agree with it. Now I subscribe to BT, watch the GPs, Euros etc, but when British League speedway comes on, its so badly run, you know rules are being flouted and wondering is the ref really neutral. I feel for those their that night, seeing a meeting finish on tv generally within 2 hours, knowing the next meeting, with no tv cameras, they could be there for up to 3 hours. Horrendous.
  8. OveFundinFan

    Split Waterman 94 Years Young Today

    Pathetic in your case because it seems no matter what Gustix posts your more then willing to have a pop at him. If you dont like what Gustix posts then just ignore him, and stop being childish.
  9. OveFundinFan

    Split Waterman 94 Years Young Today

    Pathetic posts from both Iris123 and WalterPlinge who seem to have their own agenda.
  10. OveFundinFan

    Poole 2019

    That sounds like the "fiddle" has already been done!
  11. OveFundinFan

    SPOTY

    Jonathan Rae was 2nd las year after he won 3 world superbike titles, this year not even nominated even though he won his 4th world title and got the record for most race wins in a year. At least Ronnie OSullivan got a mention. Nice to see Billy Monger got an award. Remarkable achievement even to get walking after losing both legs in a horrific F4 smash at Donnington, but within 15 months he was racing in F3 and his first race at Oulton Park he finished 3rd. Amazing lad. But sadly no speedway again.
  12. OveFundinFan

    Tomasz Gollob

    I feel for anyone suffering from such injuries and there consequences. Tomas was at his best whilst I had lost interest in speedway so didn’t get to see him at his best, but, hey, he is an ex world champ so deserves deep respect. Sincerely hope he gets through this trial and can start to recover to some better place then he is in at the moment.
  13. and at BV £20 standing is pretty good. I am assuming they not putting up the temporary stand lie they did for the world team couple years back? Any one know?
  14. OveFundinFan

    WSRA Gala Dinner & Awards, 17.11.18

    I like Scott’s shirt!
×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue. Privacy Policy