THE British Youth Championship has attracted a new sponsor with PBHS Utilities joining an already impressive list of backers for 2015.The series, which gets underway at Scunthorpe on Sunday May 10, is run over six rounds with each meeting including four separate classes, and continues to grow with an increasing number of entrants.British Youth chief Neil Vatcher said: “Our sincere thanks to Damien Bates for agreeing to add PBHS to our current list of sponsors. We have said recently that the Championship gets bigger and better each year, and with companies such as PBHS coming on board, this certainly is proving to be the case.“We believe that the Youth Championship is a big part of the future success of British Speedway, and with the impressive list of companies supporting the events, and the ever-increasing numbers of riders wishing to take part, we believe that Britain has a very bright future. Our thanks go to the BSPA for their continued support along with all our sponsors.”2015 BRITISH YOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP SPONSORS: Mitas Tyres, Wessex Marine, Friends of Speedway, Nuneaton Speedway Supporters Club, PBHS Utilities, Duck Smart Cleaning Products, Trend Creative.


POOLE have confirmed they have been granted a new Migrant Sponsor Licence following a successful compliance inspection last week.The licence was granted on Friday February 13 and the first certificate of sponsorship, for Chris Holder, was produced on the same day.Pirates owner Matt Ford said: “My heartfelt thanks must be passed to Nigel Leahy who has acted with great haste and professionalism in this matter. I have always made clear how having the right team off-track gives us the tools to be successful on-track, and this is a clear indication of that. “We now hope that Chris’s application is seamless and we all look forward to seeing him take his place with us in March.”


SHEFFIELD are set to change their team plans for the new season with Taylor Poole now ruled out.The club have received official notification that he has failed to meet the criteria for a new work permit following a review of all non-EU riders in British racing.Promoter Damien Bates said: “I have no doubt that, but for his injury, he would have finished in the top four of his State Championship in Australia. Now I sincerely hope he can work hard throughout 2015 and we can see him back in a Sheffield race jacket in the 2016 season.“We are working closely with the authorities regarding sponsorship licences and work permits and naturally we respect and understand this outcome. Now we have to look at what alternatives there are to replace Taylor in the Sheffield team without having an impact on any other team members.”


CRADLEY are hoping to motor their way to a third successive National League championship after securing a new team sponsorship deal.The Heathens, who will be racing home meetings at Birmingham’s Perry Barr venue this year, are keeping it local with new main sponsors Motor Market stepping up from their team partnership role of the last two couple of seasons.Owners Dean and Adam Bridge said: “We were born and bred and now live and trade in Cradley Heath, and have been proud Heathens supporters since the 70’s, so we are well aware of the fantastic history the club has."We consider ourselves privileged to be involved as main sponsors this year and look forward with excitement to the new season.”

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