SHEFFIELD supremo Neil Machin has urged the public to support speedway in the city as Owlerton plays host to two prestigious national meetings this month.
The Tigers have what is widely regarded as the most impressive speedway facility in the country thanks to an investment in excess of £3m from the A&L Leisure Group.
Speaking ahead of the forthcoming British Under-19 Championship, which takes place tomorrow, and the Premier League Riders‘ Championship on September 23, Machin said: “We are so, so lucky at Sheffield to have such fantastic facilities. Our race arena is the best in the country by a long shot and it’d be great to see more people come and enjoy what we have.
“The investment that the A&L Leisure Group have put in to Owlerton Stadium is something that really shouldn’t be overlooked and they have done such a brilliant job of making it a place Sheffield can be proud of.
“We are lucky in this city that we have some fantastic sporting venues, places such as Ponds Forge, the Motorpoint Arena and Owlerton is one of them.”
Machin added: “Our next two meetings are set to be absolutely cracking and it would be great to see more of the Sheffield public there because that’s what the stadium deserves.
“On Thursday we have the cream of British talent at our track battling to become the British Under-19 Champion and if people haven’t been to speedway before, I urge them to check it out.
“Our stadium is the best in the country.”