Published: April 29, 2009
Sky televises live speedway action from Burnham track for first time

Millions of TV viewers got the chance to watch live speedway racing from Burnham-On-Sea's Oak Tree Arena for the first time on Tuesday evening (April 28th).

A huge crowd of supporters flocked to the track to watch the first televised clash at the track, which was shown live on Sky Sports 1.

The crowd was delighted to see the Somerset Rebels narrowly beat King's Lynn Stars by 46-44.

Mike Manning of the team sponsors Mike Manning Audio said: "A bumper crowd watched a fantastic night of speedway - a terrific advert for our beloved sport!"

Somerset Rebels General Manager David Croucher told "I know that on previous occasions, Sky have expressed an interest in broadcasting from the Oak Tree Arena, and for various reasons, it hasn't happened. I hope the TV viewing public enjoyed a thrilling meeting."

"It is always a great privilege to get on the TV and I sincerely hope that this meeting is not only a great advert for Somerset and the set up here at the Oak Tree Arena, but also a great advert for the Premier League."


Gallery of photos from Tuesday night's Sky broadcast


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