SPEEDWAY: By Alan Goodman

Alan Goodman
Alan Goodman

News from Coventry Bees and Storm

Coventry Bees are now facing a desperate race against time to get their Elite League fixtures completed before the cut-off date of September 19th. The latest cancellation, at Belle Vue on Monday night came as a big disappointment as they had finally got their full first team squad available. This latest setback came after a weekend of disappointment.

Friday’s home match against Wolverhampton had been postponed earlier in the week due to a lack of available riders on both sides.

Storm’s National League match at Plymouth on Saturday was called off for a second time due to planning difficulties and one now wonders whether this match will ever take place.

Sunday’s big showpiece meeting, The National League Fours, not surprisingly, was another victim of Sunday’s atrocious weather.

Monday’s however was the biggest disappointment and leaves Bees with the unenviable task of riding 14 matches in a maximum of 40 days.


Weather permitting; it will be wall to wall Speedway this weekend with Bees riding three matches.

On Friday they host Eastbourne before making the return trip to the tricky Arlington raceway on Saturday.

On Monday Swindon, led by former Bees manager Alun Rossiter, are the visitors in a rearranged match.

With almost a month having passed since their last Elite League match Bees will be hoping to get back into gear quickly as both Eastbourne and Swindon are in the race with Bees for the last two play-off places as King’s Lynn and Poole appear to have the top two tied up.

Both Coventry matches start at 7.30pm.

Alan Goodman