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Pieman72

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  1. Pieman72

    Stadium Design

    I'd settle for any type of stadium anywhere lol.
  2. Pieman72

    Bernt Persson

    Excellent rider very quiet but genuine. He would often drive into the night on his own with his trailer. RIP.
  3. Pieman72

    Nitro

    Does anyone remember when Nitro was legal for use in British League Speedway?
  4. Pieman72

    British Speedway to be reborn??

    As usual nobody is listening.
  5. Pieman72

    Defunct speedway tracks - and their resurrection

    Unfortunately Long Marston has gone can't believe they are building houses on it. God knows what's buried underneath the site it used to reek of Naphthalene. Saw Shockwave do 270mph that was a bare knuckle run !!
  6. Pieman72

    Riders Who Never Made It?

    Gerald Short is another who never took to speedway. I think it has a lot to do with riding style some don't convert to tighter Speedway tracks. Mind you Tom Leadbeater managed it becoming very good at times.
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    Alan Clegg

    It part of the deal in motorsport but you never expect it. The worst one was Kenny Carter Speedway has never recovered from that one. Thank god there are very few now, resuscitation and track safety have improved significantly particularly with the air ambulance. I was very fortunate to have experienced Speedway during that era and never to be repeated.
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    Riders Who Never Made It?

    There were 2 riders that I remember at Monmore Green Colin Meredith (now a track curator) and Julian Wigg brother of Simon who rode a Grasstrack Bike.
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    Alan Clegg

    I was at Monmore when Gary Peterson hit the lighting pylon. A dreadful event that thankfully happens rarely now. He was a very 'hang loose rider' who never seemed to be in full control but had the potential for great success.
  10. What a brilliant idea. As a Grassman but bought up on Speedway this is exactly what I want to see. Who is behind this event?
  11. Pieman72

    Well done the S.C.B.

    Get a grip no wonder tracks are closing !!
  12. Pieman72

    TV new deal?

    Best hurry up while there are some track still open lol
  13. Pieman72

    Speedway Grand Prix

    I completely agree with you perhaps a new format to underpin what is left of the Speedway Leagues could be the answer. The problem is a lot of Stadiums are under threat from our slanted planning guidelines on brownfield sites and there is the old favorite finance aka sponsorship.
  14. Pieman72

    Speedway Grand Prix

    The Berger Grand Prix format was more like the present day Grand Prix. Am I right in thinking the Daily Mirror Grand Prix had a Grand Final and none of the previous qualifying scores counted? Lets face it other than Cardiff (if that floats your boat) the Grand Prix has destroyed British Speedway. If I had the choice between Krsko and Odsal I know where I would be. It's become the Scandinavian World Championships and unless you have a 2.1 in Geography your not going to have clue where they are staged. I'll stick to the Grass full on racing with a variety of machinery and all out of their own pocket.
  15. Many years ago we had the Berger Grand Prix. It was driven by Ole Olsen's passion for a Grand Prix style World Championship. Attendances were poor and it was a bit of a failure Ok I'll concede that the World Championship was a bit stale but attendances were good Speedway Riders were recognised and it was the UK's most popular Summer Sport. Speedway is now a pan European sport but the consequences are British and European Speedway have little in common like the EU !! Unfortunately tracks don't operate of a weekend, many riders don't need British Speedway and creedy promoters cannot see past a star rider that brings in 500 elderly die hards week in week out who are prepared to pay obscene amounts to watch very little mediocre racing. Sadly the sport will die unless a new approach is investigated.
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