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Warriors kickstarting new speedway league

More Wightlink team speedway for 2023

By Rob Dyer

THE Wightlink Warriors promotion team have been beavering away during the off season with plans for another summer of shale track action at the Smallbrook Stadium in Ryde.

And there will be an exciting addition to the weekly fare as the Warriors are in line to be founder members of the newly formed Nora Speedway League.

The league – which has attracted sponsorship from Nora 92 – will be known as the Nora 92 Speedway League and feature the Warriors, Plymouth, Sittingbourne and Cradley.

Warriors’ co-owner Barry Bishop said, “We are delighted to participate in the Nora 92 Speedway League which focuses on entertainment and value while looking to develop riders’ futures.

“It would seem that track time in the UK is becoming a precious commodity and we are only too pleased to allow our riders the maximum track experience that we can. Martin and I are just so excited about this, and we know the league will draw on our experience from the last two seasons to offer a new style of Speedway. We cannot wait to get going.

“The Nora 92 Speedway League will be complemented by a knock-out cup, too, and as well as the cup we hope that other innovative meetings including a Nora Riders Championship will also be possible.

“2023 looks to be a bumper year for riders, fans and sponsors as we plan our full programme of action at Smallbrook Stadium including the Island Masters, Uprights, Ladies, MSDL, Flat-Track, Pairs, Handicap and more. This is an important year for us as we take the Warriors team off the Island again and we will soon be announcing team members, managers, fixtures and more.”

Wightlink Warriors logoTapes up on the 2023 Speedway Season is expected in June.

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