photos: 3,000 speedway fans flock to TV fixture at Oaktree Arena
huge crowd of 3,000 speedway fans converged on Highbridge's Oaktree
Arena last night (Friday) when Sky TV broadcast a top live meeting
from the track.
Premier League Pairs Championship fixture, widely seen as one
of the highlights of the British speedway calendar, was shown
live on Sky Sports and drew crowds of spectators.
Oaktree's Bill Hancock, pictured with Sky's Charlie Webster, told
Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We're delighted to have seen such a
big turnout for this special fixture and we're honoured that it
was broadcast live to millions of viewers on Sky."
The night saw the Edinburgh Monarchs crowned the 2014 Premier
League Pairs Champions with the Somerset Rebels the runners-up.
like this is great for the Burnham and Highbridge area in terms
of publicity alone but it is also brings in extra trade into the
area with local guesthouses and B&Bs busier than normal,"
The Premier League Pairs Championship brings together two
out of the top three riders from 10 of the 13 clubs which comprise
The Premier League.