RACEDAY UPDATE

Wednesday July 18, 2018
OWNER David Mason insists Birmingham will be back with a bang tonight (Wednesday) as they celebrate their 90th Anniversary (7.30).

The Edwards Plumbing Brummies return to Perry Barr for the first time in a month for a mouthwatering head-to-head with in-form Mildenhall.

And while they’d love to maintain their unbeaten home record in the process, Mason says it will be a night of celebration all round regardless.

“Of course we’d love to get another win in front of our home supporters, especially on such a big occasion for the club,” Mason said.

“It feels like ages since we were last at home with a few enforced gaps in our calendar but I can’t think of a greater way to return to action than celebrating Birmingham’s 90th Anniversary, particularly with such strong opposition like Mildenhall are.

“I said it before when we faced them in the Knockout Cup earlier in the season, I believe we are the two strongest teams in the league and we’re both built very similarly.

“Obviously it’s a big blow for us to now be without Danyon (Hume – dislocated shoulder) but rider replacement gives James (Shanes) and Leon (Flint) and extra ride and then we just need a couple of the other boys to contribute as well.

“We’ve both got the privilege of having one of the brightest young British talents in our teams and that’s a battle we can’t wait to see now they’ve got a bit more experience under their belts.

“Leon has been a revelation, as we were always quietly confident he would be for us, and the whole country is talking about Drew Kemp for them right now.

“So I think it promises to be one hell of a speedway meeting and who knows it could go right down to the wire.

“I’m hoping to see a lot of the old supporters come back for such a special occasion. We’ve invited a whole host of former riders and management members back for one night only and we’ve got a few treats for them along the way as well.”

Owners Peter and David Mason have confirmed former Birmingham riders Andy and Alan Grahame, Paul Evitts, Brent Werner, John Hart, Archie Wilkinson and Arthur Browning are just some of the names to accept invitations so far - some of whom will be available for autographs between 6.15 and 6.45. And if that isn't enough, there'll be a track walk with the ex-Brummies from 6.50 - 7pm.

There will also be some vintage demonstration races plus Midland Development League action between the Birmingham Ductair Electrics Bulls and Peterborough.

Admission is £13 adults, £12 concessions, £3 juniors (12-16) while kids 11 and under go FREE.

BIRMINGHAM: Tom Bacon, Callum Walker, Danyon Hume R/R, Leon Flint, James Shanes, Arran Butcher, Sheldon Davies.

MILDENHALL: Ryan Kinsley, Drew Kemp, Josh Bailey, Danny Halsey, Danny Ayres, Matt Marson, Sam Woods.

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