Just one night remains in the Western Springs race schedule for the 2019/20 season to be contested March 7th. We were hoping to have Super Saloons complementing our programme but our application has been declined. Instead fireworks will light up the sky to send our season off in style after our drivers vie one last time for feature spoils.
As many readers will be aware our lease to promote speedway at Western Springs concludes on 31 March 2020. On 12th December 2019, Regional Facilities Auckland announced its intention to issue tender invitations in early 2020 to run speedway for two years with the option of a limited extension pending the development of a new facility.
To date no information has been received detailing under what terms the lease will operate nor how to lodge an application.
We are thus faced with the possibility March 7th could be the last SPL promoted speedway show at Western Springs. It would be pleasing to see a strong attendance in recognition of Bill Buckley’s contribution to the sport, the many promoters, volunteers, drivers and crew who have given countless hours during the SPL era.