Lights out at Smallbrook

By Clare Newman

Tuesday, January 21, 2014


Lights out at Smallbrook

The 2013 Wightlink Islanders speedway team. Picture by Jennifer Burton.

SPEEDWAY on the Isle of Wight has been officially put on ice.

At a third and final meeting of directors and shareholders at Smallbrook Stadium on Tuesday night, a proposal to freeze the Wightlink Islanders for an unspecified length, while enough funds are raised to run the side, went through with 47 votes for, and eight against.

The club had to make a decision, as the sport's governing body, the BSPA, needed to know if the Islanders would be competing in the National League this season, by January 31.

• For more details, see the Friday, January 24, County Press.

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