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  1. Anyone done the Springfield Mile? Its on my bucket list, one things that puts me off is the relative isolation from speedway venues in the States.
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    2019 FIM Long Track

    Making my first trip to Muhldorf on the weekend, what should I expect? Haven't seen 1000 metre racing since Ivan Mauger's series on the trotting tracks of Australia and New Zealand, quite a few years ago
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    Other Museums

    I haven't been to every speedway museum in the world, however I genuinely believe Ash's speedway museum in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia is the largest 'speedway only museum' in the world His collection of everything speedway is vast, this includes race jackets, suits, machinery, trophies, etc, etc. Situated very close to the Blue Mountains and the Mount Panarama Racetrack, if in the area, I strongly recommend a visit (Bathurst Long Track at the showgrounds is also an annual event) I've got plenty of photos from my visit if anyone is interested.
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    Wolves 2019

    It hasn't been reported yet because it is still unclear if the injury will have any impact on when Nick rides for Wolves. I think he is doubtful for the challenge against Brum but could well be ok for the first home meeting against Peterborough. Nick just wanted to rest it for a week or so and then see how he goes after a practice later this week.
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    Championship League Riders Championship

    The Polish playoffs commence on the same day as this meeting. So expect some changes to that lineup.
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    Swindon v Leicester 12.04.18

    Conditions last night were very deceiving. Everyone was talking about the possibility of fog worsening during the evening but there was a lot of moisture in the air, my jacket was soaked as if it had been pouring with rain, and obviously the track surface was effected accordingly. Leicester had experienced similar conditions at Rye House the previous evening, where visibility was a huge issue. As for the first race carnage, it looked like two separate incidents to me, more a case of everyone hitting the same piece of track a little too fast for the unexpected conditions. A brief practice 15 minutes before start time in such situations gets a big YES from me...
  7. Looking forward to our first visit of the year tomorrow evening. Need a fix, especially after tonight's last minute postponement at Swindon.
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    Lakeside 2018

    I cannot confirm or deny this.
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    Lakeside 2018

    A new face. Won this league with three different clubs. Top point scorer in the Premiership this season.
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    Lakeside 2018

    If what I am hearing turns into fact, I may just brave that M25 on a regular basis in 2018. It may surprise a few.
  11. Tonight’s Queensland Junior Championship held at Pioneer Park Speedway in North Queensland has been won by Darcy Ward. The top three pointscorers went directly through to the main final, they were Ward, defending champion Grajczonek and Mitchell Davey. Then the next four riders went into a heat to decide the remaining final spot, the four were Jonathon Lewis, Clinton Dennis, Jake Moore and Nick Morris. Moore made the cut ahead of Morris with first Lewis and then Dennis taking falls which ultimately ended their night. The final was won by Ward, ahead of Grajczonek, Davey and Moore. Top 7 1st Darcy Ward 2nd Josh Grajczonek 3rd Mitchell Davey 4th Jake Moore 5th Nick Morris 6th Clinton Dennis 7th Jonathon Lewis
  12. The big plus factor in Ayr is the meetings run at the Brandon Complex are joint speedway/dirt track, which means plenty of the riders are doubling up (they really give speedway exposure) as the club is very well supported by the dirt track brigade. Right now we are also in th enviable position of having such supportive promoters at Pioneer Park, Shelly and Rhino Ryan have included the kids in their main program so with regular practices also the kids really do have plenty of track time, we are racing at least twice a month throughout the year, sometimes weekly. For an area with such a small population to have two very good speedway tracks both running junior solos so close together is fantastic.....I just hope the BS that so obviously causes problems doesn't spoil things up this way.
  13. Oh dear Lunchy, I've only been involved in Junior speedway for a short time, but I've seen a few potential problems already...so I can imagine what kind of problems they have encountered. I think we need to let the kids do the talking on track. By the way Pioneer park had a practice yesterday, they ran from 4 till 9pm, a very good turnout of Junior Solos...they really are leading the way in the Townsville/Ayr areas.
  14. Good luck Ozy. The Queensland Under 16 Title is on at Pioneer park next Saturday night, with a full field of sixteen riders. We've got five coming up from the South with the locals filling the other places, and there are a few sitting it out too so things looking pretty good for the future in North Queensland. Keep us informed of happenings on the Junior scene in the West. Chopper, So what's happened in SA? You were the strongest State by far not so long ago.
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    Mick Poole

    Pioneer Park speedway hosted a Mick Poole training day yesterday (Saturday 24th September). The activities commenced at 10am with around a dozen junior (Under 16) riders taking their seats in a classroom environment where Mick talked to them about racing licences, the importance of having the correct safety gear, bike preparation, the need to gain a good education, fitness and warming up before riding. He then went on to talk about what can be achieved in the sport, the traveling, lifestyle, etc. Everyone then moved on to the pits area where Mick had a look at the machinery, giving a few little tips on bike setups on the way, the kids then got dressed ready for action. The first part of on track activities saw riders going out in pairs with Mick talking to each rider individually after a couple of laps. Then after a short break they progressed to starts and putting in a couple of fast laps. The benefits of Mick’s expert advice was clear to see with some tidy riding from plenty of the newer riders. It was a fantastic day for the youngsters and I could see that they clearly benefited from listening to the advice of a rider held in such high regard. Around mid afternoon the attention turned to a handful of senior riders with Mick giving one on one tuition. Thanks to Pioneer Park promoters Shelly and Rhino Ryan, Troy Dennis and Mick Poole for putting on such an enjoyable day.
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