WELCOME RACE FANS, SPONSORS AND VOLUNTEERS
Speedway is not an easy sport to make happen in any normal year, and this year has definitely thrown a spanner in the works! It takes a lot of support financially from a lot of businesses in our community and even with the grim start to 2020 we have been overwhelmed with the support that we have received from them again.
It takes a lot of personnel on the ground, both visible and behind the scenes to make this happen before and on a race night. And these people are volunteers that don’t do it for money but for the love of our sport and the community that it creates. Working constantly well before and throughout the season is a small group of people that make up our committee. This year has put up new challenges in navigating our way forward to get to where we are now and their passion and persistence has been the best that I have ever worked with. So to all of these businesses and individuals I say a massive thank you!
The drivers and teams putting on a show tonight have also worked extremely hard to get here as they do every year. Some had pulled cars apart completely thinking this was not going to be possible this year and thought that it would be a year to sit back and tinker on their machines, but have made a big push to get everything back together and ready to race tonight and I am sure their families have felt the brunt of all that extra work that takes. So sit back, grab a drink from our very reasonably priced bar, one of the best burgers in town from the canteen and enjoy watching these passionate men, women and children do what they love and pour so much of their time into.
Please have respect for fellow spectators and be mindful this is a family event. Please respect the venue that has been built by the local speedway community over 50 or more years. And most of all, respect the social distancing and hygiene measures in place at this time. The last thing everyone needs is for our states extremely good work in preventing the spread of COVID-19 to be undone.
Lets go racing!
Tom Oliver, Broome Speedway Club President.