Poole overcame the disappointment of the late withdrawal of number one Chris Holder to claim a 103-77 aggregate victory over Coventry to win the Elite Shield for the third successive season.
Elite Shield holders Poole took a major stride towards a successful defence of the title with a 22 point opening home win against Coventry.
After two successful Press and Practice days with both Plymouth and Poole, Kyle Newman is now hungry for the season to begin. Newman took to the track on Saturday and Monday as part of the traditional preseason warm up and is now desperate for the racing to begin.
Former Poole Pirate Krzysztof Kasprzak is determined to be fit to take his place in the Coventry side when the Bees visit Wimborne Road on Wednesday (16th) evening.
Poole's 2016 season opener on Wednesday 16th March will also see the inaugural staging of the Pete Ansell Memorial Race.
Although denied the chance to see speedway sensation Darcy Ward back in Poole kevlars, Pirate fans will have a regular chance to 'be in touch' with their hero throughout the 2016 campaign as he becomes a contributor to the match day programmes.
Regional law firm Trethowans are breaking new ground in their 150th year as they have embarked on a sponsorship deal with the Pirates.
CHRIS HOLDER has been named in the TEAM MONSTER ENERGY squad as the Speedway Best Pairs event undergoes a re-vamp.
Just 48 hours before they are due to take to track for their first competitive meeting of the season, the 2016 Poole ReadyPower Pirates will take centre-stage at the club's annual Press and Practice Day.
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