The best evidence of the biggest problem facing the British race track is the fact that one club has disappeared from the country’s motorway map this year, and another is on edge. They are the Somerset Rebels and Newcastle Diamonds, respectively.
In the case of the former, the club cannot be saved. This was, of course, due to financial problems, in part due to the COViD-19 pandemic. The restaurant at the stadium was sold, after which a decision was made to cancel the club’s activities. Club property, for example inflatable bands, was also to be sold. Proceeds from the auction were to be transferred to LPR, which operates in Dorset and Somerset counties.
The other club’s fate was salvaged, although his situation at one point seemed hopeless. At Newcastle, they were preparing for what then seemed to be the last game after 92 years in the club’s operation, when the tragic news broke. One of his fellow promoters, Dave Tatum, died the night before the game against the Birmingham Promises. The situation seemed really hopeless. Fortunately for the local fans, the club’s manager, Rob Grant, after making proper analyses, has vowed to continue the rich highway tradition. Soon, the new co-promoter, Dave Tenning, also appeared.
The Rebels in Somerset and Diamonds Newcastle are not the only clubs that have recently suffered serious unrest or simply collapsed. Three years ago, the last competition was held at the Arena Essex Racecourse, home of the Lakeside Hammers. Ray House rockets and comets from Workington shared a similar fate, and bees from Coventry live only in fans’ memories since 2016.
Not all will die, or indeed not all will die, the British motorsport team would have said, if only they could speak. Although the number of recovery centers does not equal the number of failed centers, we should be pleased that some clubs are back on the highway map of Great Britain.
After a 14-year hiatus, the Oxford Chitas will return to the British League. For several weeks, renovations have been underway at the Cheetah facility, although it’s not just about the Ashes Trail. First of all, a dog-racing track will be used, which in Great Britain often attracts more fans to the stands than for motorway competitions. However, the motorcycles will be back next year.
There may also be hopes that the motorway will return in Bradford. This year’s legendary Odsal Stadium has been adapted for serial car racing, so called stockcars regularly hosted this type of event. Although this is an important step, as the path has been revamped, it does not prejudge the return of malice. For this, you also need a promoter who will take over the management of the club.
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