WILDCATS BACK IN DORSET
The Weymouth Wildcats will be back racing in Dorset for the first time in almost a decade this year when they line up on the shale of reigning SGB Premiership champions the No1 Carpet Cleaning Poole Pirates.
The Wildcats were forced to call time on speedway at their Wessex Stadium home in 2010, but made a dramatic comeback in 2017 when the club was entered into the newly-formed Southern Development League (SDL).
But after racing at Plymouth and Eastbourne for two years, the 2008 Conference League champions will be back in their home county on the Pirates’ Wimborne Road track when the 2019 SDL gets under way this spring.
Weymouth bosses James Tresadern and Martin Peters approached new Pirates promoter Danny Ford earlier this year and Poole will now host the Wildcats for six SDL meetings in 2019.
The Wildcats will race after the Pirates have completed their Thursday night meetings at Wimborne Road, with the Premiership side aborting the traditional mid-meeting interval to accommodate the six-heat SDL clashes at the end of the evening.
Danny said: “We were approached by Weymouth, who were keen to bring the club back to Dorset and we were absolutely delighted to be able to help them.
“It will be amazing to have the Wildcats back in Dorset and I really hope the Pirates fans get behind the club and stay on for the SDL meetings.
"We also wanted to put something extra on this year for the Pirates supporters to say thank you for their support during last year’s title-winning season.
“To also be able to assist with the development of young UK riders through the Wildcats and the SDL is a real joy for us as a club and we can’t wait to welcome Weymouth to their new home.”
The dates for the Wildcats SDL meetings will be confirmed in due course.
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