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  1. Chris116

    Oh Boy It's Speedway Tonite !

    If you wanted narrow you went to Romford. The handlebars of the all the riders were touching each other at the start!
  2. Chris116

    Are YOU missing British Speedway?

    I only got to two meetings last year having only missed one Rye House meeting the previous year. I enjoyed my two days on the Isle of Wight and was looking forward to going two or three times this season. As well as missing Speedway, I am also missing my Superstox meetings, guarding on the Mid Hants Railway and going to Country music concerts. So Speedway is one of the four things I am missing due to the damn virus. Stay safe and hope for a better future.
  3. You can add Walthamstow and White City to that list although to be fair both had stopped running both Speedway and Stock Cars before being sold for development.
  4. Chris116

    Poole Greyhounds

    I don't know the Poole area very well having been to about a dozen meetings over the last 10 years including one for the sidecars. I take it that creekmoor is a lot further from the station than the present stadium so if Speedway was moved there it would make it impossible for me to get to the meetings in the future. I know that my attendance in the past will not have kept the stadium in business but on everyone of my trips at least a dozen people joined me in the run to the station once racing had finished and I got the impression that they were regulars.
  5. Chris116

    Ipswich 2020

    My thoughts are with ALL those affected by mental health issues and their families and friends. Very glad that Chris has been found is hopefully be helped to recovery by our medical friends.
  6. Chris116

    British Speedway to be reborn?

    I have heard on the radio news that at least two large Universities have said that all teaching for the 2020/21 year ending in June 2021 will be web based as they think that social distancing will still be in place! That could really cause problems to all sports, concerts and life in general!
  7. So why don't we get tarmac tracks? Gets rid of the gardening at the start and probably means that rain would affect meetings a lot less than on shale!
  8. Chris116

    Has the weather ever been better

    I thought it was the start of the cricket season that brought the rain!
  9. Chris116

    British Speedway to be reborn?

    I saw the crash when Sverre was injured on the third/forth bend and a lot of other racing there and while it had its moments I always liked the smaller tracks. That said I loved my visits to Hyde Road to listen to my mother cheer her Aces. She never wanted to go there after Peter Craven was killed and I therefore in later years only saw the BriSCA F1's there.
  10. Chris116

    British Speedway to be reborn?

    Back in the 1960's I used to watch racing at Wimbledon, Hackney, West Ham and New Cross. As a kid I never liked West Ham because there were such large gaps between the riders after the first lap. I loved New Cross as they were all bunched up and even if they never passed each other it looked good. Wider, I would agree makes passing easier but that can be a double edged sword as the top rider misses the gate and can easily make a pass on the reserve who made the gate! There are arguments for and against all sizes and shapes of tracks but the thing that is a problem is that the current engines cost far too much for the riders.
  11. Chris116

    British Speedway to be reborn?

    I agree that a scoreboard should be at every stadium but then I was brought up at Wimbledon who used the dog racing boards they had from the time I started going in 1959. They had the heat result, time and score up on the board. Could be very useful if the speakers were not working too well.
  12. Chris116

    Corona virus

    Chocolate pudding with chocolate custard by any chance!
  13. Chris116

    Ask The Chairman

    Please put the Q&A onto the website. I enjoyed the video of the NICE 2v Challenge, just wish I had got to see it live.
  14. Chris116

    Ipswich 2020

    Thank you for that information. Very sad whenever a rider get hurt.
  15. Chris116

    Ipswich 2020

    Now you have us all in suspense over what happened in heat four! How about the polite and impartial version, if such a thing ever exists in sport.
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