SPEEDWAY - Birmingham Brummies co-owner Tolley urges fans to be "patient" - The Solihull Observer
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15th Aug, 2022

SPEEDWAY - Birmingham Brummies co-owner Tolley urges fans to be "patient"

BIRMINGHAM co-owner Nigel Tolley has urged fans to be “patient” as the club tries to add three more riders to complete their lineup for the season.

Tolley, who heads up a new consortium which saved the sport in the city in December, is staying calm with talks ongoing with riders as the Brummies look to sign their final three riders.

With the new season now just four weeks away – they head to Leicester on Saturday March 26 in a cup tie – boss Laurence Rogers remains in talks with a number of riders.

Tolley said: “I know many of the fans have been getting worried that there have been no further announcements regarding the signing of riders.

“Yes, we still have three further riders to sign. We are in no rush.

“We want to make sure we have the best possible team for them this season. I ask everyone to please be patient. Before too long, we will make an announcement.”

Meanwhile Tolley is delighted with work on the Perry Barr track aimed at providing more entertainment for fans – but they need volunteers to help.

Tolley added: “Work on the track has been coming along very nicely and is on target to be completed for the press and practice day on March 23.”

“I’m very pleased with the way the track is looking, to carry out work on the track, we need to sheet and unsheet the greyhound track.

“Sheeting takes place on a Tuesday afternoon into the early evening, and un-sheeting takes place on Wednesday late afternoon into the evening.

“If you think you can help us with this, get in touch. We desperately need more volunteers, further work at the stadium takes place on a Sunday.

“We have an absolutely fantastic team of volunteers and I would like to thank them for their very hard work. They are an absolutely brilliant team.

“If you can help us on a Sunday, please get in touch again. There’s plenty to do.”

Anyone interested in offering help or would like details on ticket books for meeting should email laurencerogers@birmingham-speedway.com in the first instance.

The club are also searching for sponsorship and have produced a brochure for businesses or individuals who would like to support the new era.

Car parking will once again be available at the One Stop Shopping Centre free of charge for speedway fans between 6-10pm on race nights.

The Brummies will race home meetings regularly on Wednesday nights at Perry Barr from March to September and are hoping to attract a new generation of fans to the spectacle of motorsport with bikes and no brakes. They start on March 30 against Coventry Bees Select.

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