Speedway set for May return
Speedway set for May return

After the huge frustration of having to abandon their 2020 campaign after the Covid pandemic effectively wiped out the British Speedway season last year, it’s with great optimism and anticipation that the Kent TouchTec Kings announce their fixtures for an inaugural season in the sport’s second tier.

In a big week for all spectator sport in England following the Government announcement of the ‘Roadmap’ away from Lockdown restrictions and return to normal life, there’s a change to the initial fixtures and a new date for the opening meeting at Central Park.

Kent Speedway co-promoter, Len Silver reveals the changes,

“The dust has settled and we are now in a far better position to know where we are going.  All subject to any changes made by the government, we now expect to stage our opening meeting against a very tough Leicester Lions side on TUESDAY May 18th at 6.30pm with the TouchTec Kings lining up as expected with Scott Nicholls and Cameron Heeps leading the charge, aided by Paul Starke and Paul Hurry plus track specialist, Tom Bacon. Two excellent reserves with Daniel Gilkes and Ben Morley gives us a real fighting chance.”

The East Midlands’ side are the reigning champions of the SGB Championship, so for the TouchTec Kings it’s a real baptism of fire as they make their debut in the sport’s second tier.  First away match for the Kings was due to be up in Birmingham in the first week of May and that of course will now need to be rearranged – a new date for that match will be announced soon.

In terms of the National League side, the Kent Iwade Garage Royals, they were due to debut at Central Park on the May Day Bank Holiday but now this is to change to the Whitsun Bank Holiday at the end of the month.

The fixtures listing on the official Kent Speedway website (www.kent-speedway.com) reflects these changes to the fixtures, with now all systems go for the 2021 Speedway season.