It’s been a testing time for the co-owners of the Wight Warriors, however the excellent news today is that Shale Track action will be returning to the Smallbrook Stadium in Ryde as Martin Widman, Barry Bishop and former Wightlink Wizard Ben Ilsley supported by their dedicated team of volunteers are delighted to announce there will be a magnificent SEVEN meetings taking place during the Isle of Wight Summer Spectacular shale racing season – almost all in the major holiday weeks.

The seven amateur meetings outlined in the fixture programme below – some of which will be in a team format featuring sides from across the UK – will include other motorcycle disciplines including a three round Island Masters individual competition.

The action kicks off on Thursday July 22nd with Round One of the Island Masters that will feature 12 riders in a Grand Prix style meeting, along with Pee Wee bike action and 125cc youth races plus Category B 500cc speedway team racing with the Wightlink Wizards.

The Wightlink Warriors have planned a bumper action-packed kick-off meeting and there will be no shortage of great entertainment. The programme for the whole season is designed to be as entertaining as possible with every meeting filled to the brim with motorcycle action, fun, and family entertainment.

Co-owner Martin Widman said, “We are absolutely delighted to finally announce the seasons’ entertainment for summer 2021. It’s been a real struggle as we faced up to new challenges almost every day, but we have navigated a way through them and we are confident of providing “top drawer” entertainment for all the family. Barry and I would like to thank Ben for coming onboard to help with the Island Masters Series which features some top-class riders from the world of grass and long track racing, and we could not have done that without him, but we also want to pay a special tribute to our volunteers who, despite all the problems going on behind the scenes, have been steadfast in getting the stadium perfect and ready for the season. We hope that their efforts will be well rewarded with the action we have prepared for everyone, and we cannot wait to see all our old friends and lots of new ones.”
Here is the fixture list and the Club hope to add more fun motorcycle disciplines too such as the infamous ‘Chicken Chasing’ mopeds:

July 22nd Island Masters Round 1, plus a Wizards team match, Pee Wee bikes and 125cc youth races

July 29th Warriors V Oxford V Cradley team challenge also featuring Uprights GM v Weslake, Pee Wee bikes and 125cc youth races

Aug 5th Island Masters Round 2, plus a Wizards team match, Pee Wee bikes and 125cc youth races

Aug 12th Warriors V Oxford V Cradley revenge challenge also featuring Uprights Jawa v Weslake, Ladies Match Race, Pee Wee bikes and 125cc youth races

Aug 19th Individual Handicap Speedway plus ‘The Old Boys On Track’, Pee Wee bikes and 125 youth races

Aug 24th Warriors V Oxford V Cradley ‘Final Showdown’ team challenge also featuring Uprights Jawa v GM, Pee Wee bikes and 125cc youth races

Sept 9th Island Masters Round 3 plus a Wizards team match, Pee Wee bikes and 125cc youth races

Admission pricing will be announced shortly and the co-owners will be happy to answer any other enquiries or questions by email addressed to speedwayontheisland@yahoo.co.uk

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