smallbrooktrackinspectionMartin Widman and the Smallbrook team of helpers have started on the vital repairs required to bring the Isle of Wight’s only speedway track up to scratch for Speedway Control Bureau approval.

An initial inspection, aided by advice from SCBs Track Inspectors Colin Meredith, identified most of the work required to be done and including repairing the whole of the back straight fencing, which was blown down in the last few days of speedway action in the 2013 National League campaign.

It has been decided that it would be better to rebuild the fencing from scratch and, with the support of Sydenhams Builders Merchants, work has already begun.

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Martin Widman said:

“This is a huge step forward for our track return this year. We initially thought of salvaging part of the fence and posts but in consultation with all parties, it was agreed that the best option was to start all over again so all the old fence and posts have been removed ahead of holes being dug to fit new posts.

“New fencing material will be supplied by Sydenhams but any material that can be salvaged will be used elsewhere around the track.

“Barry Bishop and I cannot thank the helpers enough as we make good progress and to Sydenhams for their generous support, and the additional advice on which materials to use”.

Island Speedway will be contacting all who offered their services at the recent Fans Forum held at the Ryde Superbowl and will be organising working parties in the coming weeks to refresh the stadium and make the repairs needed for full SCB certification.

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