Published: May 31, 2011
In 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).

The Premier League match between the Somerset Rebels and Sheffield Tigers was broadcast live on Sky Sports 1 - and was only the third event to ever be televised from the track.

A 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.

Sky's 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.

Rebels promoter Debbie Hancock told "Despite the disappointing result, it's been a great evening and it was fantastic to have Sky here again to add to the excitement."

The commentors were perched in a gantry overlooking the track

Rebels promoter Debbie Hancock said it was great to have Sky at the track

The Oaktree Arena attracted a big crowd for the fixture

On the track, a steely performance by Sheffield won the night

The National Autistic Society was the official charity for the evening


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