Crowds flock to televised
fixture at the Oaktree Arena
crowds flocked to the Oaktree Arena near Burnham-On-Sea on Tuesday
(May 22nd) when Sky Sports broadcast a live coverage of the speedway
clash between the Somerset Rebels and the Ipswich Witches.
and spectators were treated to a closely-fought Premier League
encounter, which ended with the home side winning 50 points to
visitors from Suffolk were in a sound position to at least pick
up a bonus point when they led 26-22 after heat eight and 37-35
after heat 12.
maximum 5-1 scores from the home side in heats 13, 14 and 15 turned
the meeting on its head. The Rebels took their third maximum heat
win on the bounce and all 3 match points.
Rebels promoter Debbie Hancock said she was delighted with how
the night had gone, both for the Rebels and as a televised event.