Plymouth Speedway have announced that they will be running two Speedway Teams in 2022; with the newly formed Plymouth Centurions entering the third tier National Development League (NDL).
They will join the Plymouth Gladiators; who have already announced their full 7 man Team to participate in the Championship League, the second Tier of British Speedway for a second season after a hugely successful return to that Level in 2021.
Club Director and Promoter Mark Phillips is delighted that the Clubs application has been approved and explained the opportunities it will create for the Club.
“We enjoyed a very successful season in The Championship in 2021 with both excellent Crowds, which grew week by week and some very exciting Racing with a succession of last Heat deciders and some of the most fast and furious competitive action for our wonderful support to enjoy every week.
With the Championship League being 11 strong in 2022 with the exciting addition of Oxford who return to the Sport after more than two decades we will feature a minimum of 14 matches including League, Knock Out Cup and Summer Shield Fixtures, and we genuinely believe that we can reach the Play Offs and be in contention for all Competitions.
The increased focus on Youth and Development in British Speedway gives us the opportunity to re-enter the NDL as a far more vibrant Club in a more competitive Development League format than we left; and we are excited about the opportunities it will give us to develop young new talent from both Devon and Cornwall and the wider South West Areas and also from other forms of two-wheel Sport like Grass Track and MX both of which are well established in the area, via our regular and very well attended Practice and Training Programme.
The increased activity will also open up numerous new Marketing and Advertising Opportunities and will also be a boost to our plans to reach out to wider Communities and Community and Youth sectors in the South West who may not yet be aware of how exciting our Sport is.
We want to develop the next Chris Harris and Ben Barker and to find more exciting talent like our own Henry Atkins who is one of the most exciting young talents in British Speedway; and also local riders like Ben Trigger the current British 500cc Youth Champion.
We will be announcing our Season Ticket Pricing in the next couple of days and putting Season Tickets on sale by the weekend with options for the first time to book specific seats in The NHS Stand for the season.