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SPEEDY69

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  1. Has the start time been announced yet, need to plan our travel.
  2. SPEEDY69

    Wolves 2019

    Nope, Tommy runs a grasstrack/speedway spares van - RTN Racing.
  3. SPEEDY69

    Kings Lynn 2019

    Saving Iversen for last? Don't know if I read too much into it but in the Tru Plant article for Ipswich, they mentioned they listed their help for 2019 as Jason Doyle and one other rider but didn't name them - someone for Lynn?
  4. Didn't notice Mildenhall on there either.
  5. Surely tapes-up for qualifying is irrelevant as they're measuring a flying lap aren't they? Agreed for the races that riders will want a standard position on the bike. I also like the idea of measuring actual mph during a race (like they do with skiing for example) - they'd need readers at multiple points though so they may consider it too expensive......
  6. SPEEDY69

    Speedway Related Co Finances

    I am almost certain that these figures contain a lot of inaccuracies, so much so that conclusions really can't be drawn. Most tax returns I've seen, including business ones, never show the real amounts of money flowing, the value taken out or offset against costs that are lower in reality than stated. This is even more true of cash businesses where income can be difficult to audit. Accountants are paid a lot of money for a reason!
  7. SPEEDY69

    Rye House 2018

    Doesn't mean he's the only one though, just that others don't choose to make it public.
  8. SPEEDY69

    Premiership Supporters Cup

    Ha, it's funny how people latch on to one bit of a post which was actually more about clubs putting fans first, but I guess there's nothing like a forum to focus on the small issues. There's no need for anyone to be confused, when entering the stadium through the car par turnstile, directly between you and the end of the back straight stand is a steep grass bank, which I've chosen to walk up to get to the stand (at first I didn't know there was a longer way around) - a few stairs wouldn't have added much to the cost of the whole build. Anyway, back to my original question regarding Belle Vue, what Health and Safety issues prevent people from walking all the way around a speedway stadium when it's a new build?
  9. SPEEDY69

    Premiership Supporters Cup

    Ha, thanks for the eloquent response, must have touched a nerve. The point of the post was really that fans are not the top priority and that's one example. No, I don't want a seat but don't think being able to access facilities at the stadium is an unreasonable expectation. Oh, and the grass bank is real, have walked up/down it every time I've been there (apart from the World Cup) but the aerial shot from a previous poster does show there is a way around it - just not if you're in a hurry to see the first heat from bend two following a late arrival
  10. 1. Belle Vue 2. Peterborough 3. King's Lynn (with Iversen) 4. Swindon 5. Poole 6. Wolverhampton 7. Ipswich
  11. SPEEDY69

    Premiership Supporters Cup

    Thank you. The new Wembley doesn't have that issue, maybe it pre-dates a change in rules then or it's different depending upon the type of event.
  12. SPEEDY69

    Premiership Supporters Cup

    To get to the stand on the back straight. Don't know if there's another way to reach it or not but just after the turnstile it's a big grassy bank to get up to the stand.
  13. SPEEDY69

    Premiership Supporters Cup

    Can you elaborate please on this? It is a purpose built stadium and they decided to segregate? At other tracks you can access all parts of the stadium, including the pits and there are no H&S issues which prevent it. In fact, having to walk through a car park and up a steep bank presents health issues (particularly if not athletic, mobile and extremely alert like me )
  14. SPEEDY69

    Premiership Supporters Cup

    But there could/should be more people there. It still relies too heavily on things which existing fans seem to focus on i.e. the actual racing, there is still virtually nothing going on apart from that and the back straight fans are segregated from the home straight amenities.
  15. And that's where it falls down. This makes an almighty assumption that everything else on the comparable laps stayed the same i.e. the path of the bike around the track, the way the rider controlled the throttle, the wind resistance (which includes rider body and head positioning). I think if they could be made for false starts, results of races and to give fans MPH figures of riders at set points on the track then that would bring value to fans but I see them of limited value to riders.
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