May 31, 2011
photos: Sky broadcasts live speedway from Highbridge track
Millions of TV viewers watched live speedway racing from Highbridge's
Oak Tree Arena on Monday evening (May 31st).
League match between the Somerset
and Sheffield Tigers
was broadcast live on Sky Sports 1 - and was only the third event
to ever be televised from the track.
big crowd turned out to watch the contest, and while the spectators
got to see some exciting action it all ended in disappointment
for the home crowd with Sheffield winning 40-53.
reporters interviewed the riders at trackside, while the presenters
commentated on the action from a gantry overlooking the track.
Several miles of cables and a field full of satellite trucks were
also located outside the entrance to the track.
promoter Debbie Hancock told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
the disappointing result, it's been a great evening and it was
fantastic to have Sky here again to add to the excitement."
commentors were perched in a gantry overlooking the track
promoter Debbie Hancock said it was great
to have Sky at the track
Oaktree Arena attracted a big crowd for the fixture
the track, a steely performance by Sheffield won the night
National Autistic Society was the official charity for the evening