ALL SYSTEMS GO AS THE WARRIORS UNVEIL THEIR 2022 FIXTURE LIST

WarriorsshaleFollowing a highly successful 2021 season of varied on-track activity, the Wightlink Warriors Shale Track Racing Club has announced their NORA Motorsport race programme for 2022 with 11 consecutive weeks of racing over the peak summer months, starting on 23rd June.

In fact, 13 meetings are currently planned with 2 events taking place in the weeks commencing 1st August and 15th August.

Commenting on the programme of events, co-owner Barry Bishop said:

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“We had a fantastic summer of racing at Smallbrook last year and the feedback from those who visited us endorsed our vision of providing exciting racing alongside non-stop family entertainment.

“The format of our meetings was ideal and so when Martin [Widman – co-owner] and myself sat down to prepare for 2022 it was right that we replicate what went well, but with some new innovations for our supporters to enjoy. In addition to conventional speedway featuring our Warriors and Wizards, we had no hesitation in including the Grass Track solo’s to do battle for the Island Masters series title and a brand new Open Championship event to round off our season in September.

“Sidecar speedway has always been well supported when it been staged on the Island and so in response to both rider and supporter input, we will be giving the ‘chairs’ a meeting in July.

“We also want to give more track time to the female speedway riders and have agreed to stage a Ladies British Final in August that we hope will bring together the top riders from up and down the country and that will sit alongside the NORA British Open Championship that was so dramatic last year and whilst mentioning Championships we are delighted to be hosting the NORA British Upright Championship for the first time in August.

“Additionally, we have been working with our friends in the UK Flat Track community. A couple of the Flat Track riders have been practicing at Smallbrook and have really enjoyed our big, fast circuit and their impressive laps have encouraged us to include Flat Track as part of our race night offering this year.

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“We will be unveiling our Wightlink Warrior team members shortly. They will be operating at a level equivalent National Development League standard. We are also actively engaged in building the Wightlink Wizards team and will provide the names in due course”.

2022 Fixtures:  

23rd June

Warriors Three Team Tournament – Round 1
Wizards Team Challenge (opposition to be confirmed)
Pee Wee bike and Youth Development races (bikes up to 160 cc)

30th June

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Island Masters Series – Round 1
Upright Engine Speedway Challenge
Pee Wee bike and Youth Development races (bikes up to 160 cc)

7th July
Sidecar Speedway
Flat Track Racing
Pee Wee bike and Youth Development races (bikes up to 160 cc)

14th July
US Style Handicap Speedway – Individual Meeting
Ladies Individual Speedway Challenge – 1
Pee Wee bike and Youth Development races (bikes up to 160 cc)

21st July
Island Masters Series – Round 2
Upright Engine Speedway Challenge
Pee Wee bike and Youth Development races (bikes up to 160 cc)

28th July
Warriors Three Team Tournament – Round 2
Ladies Individual Speedway Challenge – 2
Pee Wee bike and Youth Development races (bikes up to 160 cc)

2nd Aug
NORA British Open Championship – Individual Meeting
NORA Womens British Open Championship – Individual Meeting
Pee Wee bike and Youth Development races (bikes up to 160 cc)

4th Aug
US Style Handicap Speedway – Individual Meeting
Wizards Team Challenge (opposition to be confirmed)
Pee Wee bike and Youth Development (bikes up to 160 cc)

11th Aug
NORA British Open Upright Championship – Individual Meeting
Flat Track Racing
Pee Wee bike and Youth Development races (bikes up to 160 cc)

16th Aug
Warriors Three Team Tournament – Round 3
Blast From The Past
Pee Wee bike and Youth Development races (bikes up to 160 cc)

18th Aug
Island Masters Round 3 (Individual Meeting)
Wizards Team Challenge (opposition to be confirmed)
Pee Wee bike and Youth Development races (bikes up to 160 cc)

25th Aug
Speedway Best Pairs
Flat Track Racing
Pee Wee bike and Youth Development races (bikes up to 160 cc)

1st Sep
NORA British Open Championship (Grass Track)
Blast From The Past
Pee Wee and Youth Development races (bikes up to 160 cc)

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