Speedway News

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LEICESTER have unveiled a major team sponsorship deal with global storage and modular space company Elliott Group.The two parties formed an association ahead of the Lions’ first season back in the sport with Elliott supplying several of the facilities at Beaumont Park, and the arrangement has now been upgraded to full team backing.Promoter David Hemsley said: “We approached the company to discuss our requirements and were impressed with their extensive range of products, knowledge and in-house expertise. They understood our business needs and came up with the ideal solution which took our facilities at the Beaumont Park Stadium to a new level. “We are delighted that the directors of Elliott UK have decided to support Leicester Speedway which will provide us with a platform to take the business forward and we will work closely with their staff to deliver a return on their investment.”

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THE Midland Development League has been given official status by the BSPA and will start its second season with at least seven clubs.Coventry-Mercia, Halifax, Milton Keynes, Scunthorpe, Sheffield and Stoke have already declared their intention to join inaugural champions Long Eaton whilst King’s Lynn are exploring the possibilities of joining the league along with competing in the Anglian Junior League.League administrator Kelvin Lapworth said: “Along with the amateur meetings around the country the leagues will fill the gap between practice and the National League, and having just one league rider in the side will give the others someone to measure themselves against.“There was some uncertainty about the nomadic clubs but Long Eaton, Halifax and Milton Keynes have been approved and it is great that we will have seven or eight teams start the season. We’ve put development in the league title and the more teams that are running the more opportunities there are going to be for up and coming riders.”