NEWS PORT NEWS IN BRIEF
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|NEWPORT SPEEDWAY SET TO
September 30 -
After several months of speculation most of which was initiated by
the promoters themselves it has been confirmed today that the
Mallett family will continue to support Newport Speedway in 2010.
"People will have a rough idea of a few of the riders who will be riding for us in 2010. We plan on announcing the team pretty quickly as we don’t agree with holding your fans out until a fortnight until the season is upon us!"
Newport Wasps finished bottom of the Premier League after a disappointing season. The promotion got off to an unlucky start with the immediate loss of Craig Watson, their star rider. Although on paper Newport assembled a reasonable side, they flattered to deceive, losing a string of home fixtures by narrow margins and only managing one draw away from home in the League.
A number of internal wrangles and poor communications left the promotion on the wrong end of publicity following the departure of Nick Simmonds and Mark Lemon. Fans with short memories were too quick to criticise the Malletts forgetting that they had stepped in to save Newport Speedway. The speedway at Queensway Meadows was fair and competitive but particularly as the season progressed there was far too much track grading and not enough meeting management.
The promotion has made some inspired signings in the latter of the season for the Hornets and in Kim Nilsson they have found a possible star of the season for next year.
Left - top - Jordan Frampton leading against Redcar middle - Paul Fry chases Chris Neath bottom - Jonas Andersson and Chris Holder, Sundstrom (Rye House) in green