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Neil Fry

Member Since 28 Sep 2003
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In Topic: Couple of dozen BriSCA F1 DVDs

16 September 2018 - 10:24 PM

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In Topic: Another track under threat

11 September 2018 - 05:23 PM

Saw rugby match on freesports last week from Derwent park workington, and the track around the perimter is still there. Not sure if speedway still run up there. It's a bit of a trek to get there but a track is a track and it is shale.

The V8 Hotstox held a meeting there a number of years ago with Steve Rees promoting. There were a few "guest" drivers too....FWJ, John Lund and Richard Thornton spring to mind. I have heard elsewhere that the locals are opposed to the running of car meetings there, not sure how true that is or if it was the nail in the coffin as far as further meetings went?? Steve Rees will surely be able to shed further light on the possibilities or otherwise of a Workington return.


In Topic: What is wrong with racing?

30 July 2018 - 06:45 PM

Why keyboard warriors? My opinion, Im FULLY entitled to it! Obviously not worth posting a non-offensive opinion to get shot down is it! JUST MY OPINION which last time I checked was what this forum is for!!

I think the "keyboard warriors" comment was aimed at the title of the thread...…"What's wrong with Racing"......rather than it's unfortunate position just under your post. Some very thought provoking points in retired fans large post, but as ever, we will see no change. Too many are of the opinion that it ain't broke......so don't fix it.....those with their eyes open are struggling to see a long term future.

 

Neil


In Topic: National Point's 2018 Update For this year's Shootout

27 July 2018 - 05:05 PM

 

Close battle between 21,220,94 for last place in shoutout

I would say 25 is far from safe in 11th with those 3 chasing him down.

 

Agreed......last 2 places are far from determined yet!!


In Topic: Belle Vue future

10 July 2018 - 07:50 PM

Its location does indeed make it very attractive to developers, and as Linky says, its financial worth is certainly not as a stadium. When financial/investment companies get hold of these places there is only ever going to be one outcome, and the trend has been going in one direction for a very long time now......many have gone, but not much has come on the scene by way of replacement. For almost 40 years this has been the case, and I find it astonishing that the sport has repeatedly failed to take stock (no pun intended) and broaden its horizons in the way the Dutch have done. As much as we love the iconic stadiums the sport has graced over its history, we have been spoiled by the facilities some have provided and it is way past time that we started to embrace what is likely to be the future of loose surface racing and look seriously at field racing.

I genuinely hope Belle Vue has a future (it's a bit special, as I won my first race there!), but even if it has, I suggest it will be on borrowed time. Very few stadiums are without someone with an eye on them with a view to develop and make some money.....we need to make some moves in the right direction, it's hardly proactive as it should have happened years ago, but lets get reactive before we have nothing left to transfer to the fields!