Fans, sponsors and the media will have the opportunity to took their first look at the 2017 Wightlink Warriors speedway team on Saturday 8th April at the club’s Press and Practice day at the Andrew Younie Smallbrook Stadium in Ryde.
The day, which will be free to attend, will include rider introductions, photo opportunities and on track practice. The pre-season party will also take place on 8th April, tickets for which will be £5 for adults and free for children.
Wightlink Warriors’ Commercial Director, Barry Bishop said:
“We have announced this date early so that people can get it into their diaries and on their Warriors calendars now. Last season’s press day was amazing and it was from this point the Warrior Way buzz started at Smallbrook, so we want to start off the same way in 2017 too.
“We are hoping to increase the press coming along to include all media services and we hope they will join in with the party atmosphere. It will be another fun packed day and your chance to get up close and mingle with the team and get to know them better”.
The first racing of the season will be on Thursday 13th April with the Vince Mapley Memorial Meeting. The meeting is an individual competition featuring all the Warriors for 2017 and some guests from other clubs.
Last year’s meeting was won by the Warriors Skipper James Cockle and he wants to do it again. James said:
“The 2016 Vince Mapley Memorial meetings was fantastic for me and not just because I won it. It was my first real chance to hear the fans noise in a meeting as well as getting to grips with the track. It was a great opening meeting in 2016 and I really want to make it 2 in a row”.