SOLO TEAMS RACING IS BACK THIS WINTER
Mildura Motorcycle Club and Gillman Speedway Team up for solo teams action during the winter!
Riders and spectators in Adelaide and Mildura will get a winter fix of Speedway racing this year with the Gillman and Mildura Clubs announcing a series of Solo Team racing events at both venues.
Two 7 rider teams will race against each other on the first Saturday and Sunday of each month, Saturday at Gillman and Sunday in Mildura, starting in May.
Mildura’s international rider, Justin Sedgmen said today “When Dave Parker first suggested the idea, we thought it just had to happen and we have done a lot of work behind the scenes to make sure it does.
“It’s a great way to get our local lads use to team racing which is the standard form of racing in the UK and Europe”.
Team racing is usually over just 15 races, but both Gillman and Mildura will have “double header” meetings, with 30 races on each day.
In another initiative, the teams will have an overseas flavour with links to two of the biggest clubs in Poland and UK.
“The Leszno Bulls (Poland) and the Swindon Robins (England) both have strong ties with Australian riders and they are allowing us to use their names” said Parker.
In the past Gillman has staged practice meetings on the first Sunday of each month during the winter and Dave Parker added, “We will still be having our monthly practice meetings but we will be moving them to the Saturday and combining them with the teams meetings”.
Justin Sedgmen finished by saying “we are so happy this has been well received by both clubs, the riders, and the overseas clubs. All we need now is for the supporters to get behind us all and who knows where this will lead to the future?”
More details of dates and times will be available over the next few days on the Gillman and Mildura websites and Facebook pages.