Friday March 10, 2017
THE famous name of Coventry Speedway will continue this season with a series of challenge matches planned to benefit riders who would have appeared for the club in 2017.

Arrangements are now in place for a Coventry line-up to visit Wolverhampton in a “Keep Bees On Track” challenge on Monday April 10.

This a date when the Bees would have raced at Monmore Green in the SGB Premiership – and campaign organisers are in talks with other top-flight promoters regarding further fixtures.
These meetings are being arranged with the specific intention of assisting the riders who were left without Premiership team places on the eve of the season, having already incurred significant expenditure through their preparations and now facing a substantial loss in earnings.

The plan is for the Coventry team to match the club’s intended 2017 line-up as closely as possible, subject to availability if riders secure team places elsewhere.

Should additional riders be required, our first calls would be to riders with clear Coventry links.

In addition to the points money on offer, Wolverhampton promoter Chris Van Straaten has kindly agreed to make a significant donation from the meeting gate receipts – where there will be a dedicated ‘Coventry’ turnstile - into the Coventry Riders’ Hardship Fund, as well as the proceeds from an on-the-night collection.

These donations will be passed to the Nuneaton Speedway Supporters Club, who will also be the independent administrators of a Just Giving page planned to run for the next two months.

Proceeds from the meetings and the Just Giving page will be passed on to the riders by the NSSC with the exact distribution at the Committee’s discretion.

We would like to thank Chris Van Straaten for giving this idea his full support and for his great assistance with the logistics, and we are sure many Coventry fans will look forward to making the trip to Monmore on April 10.

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