Season Tickets & Mince Pies on Saturday!
A reminder that Christine Ellis will be at Foxhall Stadium on Saturday,20th December between 10:00am & 13:00pm if anyone wants to buy a season ticket (after this they will only be available by post or onine). Coffee & mince pies will be served & some of the management team will be available for a chat. The 400 club draw for December will also take place.
Final Two Named
Ipswich Speedway are pleased to announce their 2015 line-up is completed with the signings of Italian international Nico Covatti & former British U21 Champion Stefan Nielsen.
Nico, 26, was born in Argentina but rides under an Italian Licence. His first UK club was Birmingham, which he joined in 2012 and was recalled to Perry Barr in 2013. However he lost his place after breaking a wrist when riding as a wildcard in the Italian Grand Prix. He was then brought back as a replacement for Edward Kennett during the 2014 season and later joined Sheffield in the Premier League when Birmingham folded. A highlight in this season was being given a wildcard entry in the Grand Prix Challenge at Lonigo where he finished 5th, narrowly missing out on a qualification for the 2015 GP series. He has already ridden at Foxhall taking part in the 16 Lap Classic in 2013 where he finished a creditable 4th overall.
Co-promoter Chris is very pleased to bring Nico to Foxhall: “I am delighted to be working with Nico, a rider that I have kept a close eye on for a couple of seasons. I feel the timing is right for him to come to Ipswich as I just know that the 4.19 average that brings him in at reserve will be smashed after a few meetings to settle in. The demise of Birmingham unsettled Nico’s season last year but it has handed a golden opportunity to both Nico and Ipswich. He is as excited about it as I am and his inclusion complements the team balance perfectly. It is an added bonus that our new number one Danny King knows him well so that will help him settle in quickly”.
New Team Manager Is...
Ipswich Speedway are pleased to announce the appointment of Phil Hilton as their new team manager; he will take over from Brian Messenger who did such an excellent job after Chris Louis stepped down during the 2014 season. Phil is a very familiar figure at Foxhall having been a track photographer there for at least 20 years and already has a good relationship with management, staff & riders. He is a retired traffic police officer from nearby Felixstowe and already has experience of trying to manage an Ipswich rider; on more than one occasion during his patrols along the A12 he remembers having to catch & then signal that perhaps John Louis should remember he was in his car on a public highway as opposed to flat out on a speedway track!