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Pieman72

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  1. Pieman72

    Stadium Racing

    Sorry there are so many on here who knowv nothing about the bikes. Oh the JAP wonderful sounding engine I remember Egon Muller on his. How did such a 'stone-age' engine last so long or was the simplicity it's winning formula? I've seen a 4 valve version of it. I can see your point about the Chairs.
  2. Pieman72

    Stadium Racing

    How can you say that 1000cc Sidecars at full throttle on the Grass are a wonderful exciting spectacle. Obviously you haven't been to a Grasstrack. With so many riders and so few tracks it's such a pity the promoters go elsewhere for riders. Have Speedway fans become complacent and brainwashed into accepting the model of Speedway served up by the BSPL. Reading the posts on here seems to give a naive acceptance that promoter knows best.
  3. Pieman72

    Why speedway is failing

    Good point. I'm not suggesting Grasstrack type racing on shale replacing speedway more like complementing. Grasstrack supporters are a more diverse bunch drawing from motor sports in general. Unfortunately Speedway supporters have become quite unique and prepared to watch rather boring events at a premium admission price watching the latest bunch foreign superstars. Realistically with more tracks closing and just 6 teams in the Premier League it's unlikely to survive in it's current form. Excellent point about the 1000cc Sidecars but no track is large enough to provide full on racing. There are loads of riders with equipment suitable for the Grass but nowhere to ride transferring to shale is an ideal opportunity to race. This is a conversation I never thought I'd have back in 2016 !!
  4. Pieman72

    Wolverhampton 2020

    It's the capital of Blackcountrybrexit Land living the dream wonderful place 'bucking the trend' lol.
  5. Pieman72

    Stadium Racing

    The silence from the speedway establishment is worrying. What are they hiding when tracks are closing at an alarming rate.
  6. Pieman72

    Why speedway is failing

    Oh it is albeit very slowly. Have you ever been to a grasstrack? 45+ heats of adrenaline filled racing of every combination you can think of the top it all with 1000cc Sidecars what's not to like. Transfer that onto the shale and you've got a successful operation. Some of the Speedway fans are dire and would accept anything that went round in circles especially a Yank and not a care about the machines engine or funding.
  7. Pieman72

    European Union - In Or Out?

    I couldn't agree with you more. I come from the same page as Brexiteers but the vote was hijacked by Farage and turned into an immigration ballot. A good analogy is a man age 62 was caught by a fraudulent computer crime specialist who took £9000 from his account basically he believed all the pap and obviously divulged his bank account details. Now he wants his money back from the bank who have turned him down. In South Wales they stuck their 2 fingers up to the EU which has left them short of £375 million in Objective 2 aid believed all the pap and now have a shortfall of £360 million and think Boris and his property speculator mates will carry on supporting former EU projects.....really. Racism is an animal behaviour if you put one chimp congress with another there will be a fight. You can learn a lot from that.
  8. Pieman72

    Extortionate Admission Prices

    Speedway is every week and a family sport which becomes very expensive. Football is predominantly a male domain every fortnight and in the winter. On my own fine with the family expensive. With the demise of Greyhounds stadiums will be glad of the income. Birmingham operated a dictatorial policy regarding the Grandstand with security guards now you just pay a quid. How times have changed I really feel for the promoter he's inherited years of mismanagement. Families just don't have the disposable income with rents of £500 per month there can't be much left.
  9. Pieman72

    Stadium Racing

    The type of format that is similar to Grasstrack would attract a spectator as opposed to a supporter. Less Anorakky and less dumbing down?
  10. Pieman72

    European Union - In Or Out?

    We'll just become Little England a class riven divided society where the poorer communities pick up the tab when the establishment projects go wrong and our position in the world will be dependent on relationships with failed states and dictatorial regimes which ultimately does work. If you align with Far Right politics it becomes a perfect world but with all countries that run this type of regime eventually it fails The younger generation are already taking action with over 60's being driven out the work place as it is assumed they have the wealth to stand alone till retirement. Welcome to Brexit Britain !! Unfortunately this country has become by default a 1 party democracy as a result of Farage and immigration moving the Tory Party to policies that attract white working class voters who want to reverse our multi cultural society.
  11. Pieman72

    European Union - In Or Out?

    I'm surprised no one has commented on this post. Perhaps some day we could come together and sort out this mess.
  12. Pieman72

    Stadium Racing

    The big problem is the 1000cc Chairs plough up the surface and need a a large field with a lot of room rather than a restricted track to operate properly. Must admit they are spectacular on shale. There are few if any tracks large enough to stage them. There is no reason why 500's could be used which provide great entertainment. I just can't understand why no one had gone down this stadium route before 250's, 350's even GT 150's. There are loads of riders in all classes who'd like the opportunity just race and stadium racing gives them the perfect opportunity. I see IOW have got James Shanes and Edward Kennet on board they are full on and spectacular well done and good look to everyone at Smallbrook what entertainment for £12 hopefully this will grow and more stadiums will become available. Chasewater Stadium, Cannock, Staffs now demolished staged a Long Track years ago but that's they type of venue that's required. This won't replace current Speedway team racing but is a good opportunity for British riders to compete as opportunities for them and becoming very expensive and virtually non existent.
  13. Pieman72

    Stadium Racing

    In respect of Barry Bishop and the Isle of Wight Masters Series going in the right direction. Just thought I'd post this as I have been advocating Grasstrack Stadium racing for years. Hopefully it will grow and more venues will be able to stage this unique interesting racing enabling riders to capitalise on their expenditure on equipment.
  14. Pieman72

    Why speedway is failing

    I'd be happy to pop down the road and watch some British riders and not breaking the bank in the process. Oh and a cheap pint and something to eat not dripping with fat.
  15. Pieman72

    Extortionate Admission Prices

    Your doing a great service to speedway Barry. Everyone wants racing and lots of it keep it up !!
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