speedway track prepares for live Sky TV fixture tonight
will be a case of lights, camera, action! at Highbridge's
Oaktree Arena tonight (Tuesday) when the Somerset Rebels speedway
team play host to top of the table Edinburgh Monarchs on live
match will be broadcast live in front of the Sky Sports cameras
and will see reduced admission prices for spectators.
past two seasons have seen Somerset and Edinburgh go head-to-head
in the Premier League Championship Grand Final with Somerset winning
out to claim their maiden League Championship title in 2013, and
Edinburgh turning the tables to win last seasons Grand Final
by just a single race point over the Rebels.
Somerset Rebels have slashed their admission prices for this match
with both adults and concession categories being admitted for
just £10.00, while all fans aged 18 and under will be admitted
fixture will start promptly at 7.30pm.
of the speedway stars will be outside Burnham's tourist information
centre this afternoon for photos with young fans.
Edinburgh may have had their colours lowered on home shale on
two occasions this year, the most recent being a one-point home
defeat to Peterborough, the Monarchs have more than made up for
that on their travels, to the extent that they have picked up
at least a point from each of their nine away league matches ridden
so far this year, and will come to the Oaktree Arena on the back
of successive away wins at Rye House on Saturday and at Peterborough
have no injury concerns ahead of Tuesday nights match and
so will unveil their full 1-7, with team manager Garry May looking
forward to locking horns with the Monarchs once again.
past few seasons have seen us have some epic battles against Edinburgh
and I am sure that Tuesday nights match will prove to be
no different," he said.
am sure that many people are looking forward to watching Brady
Kurtz's races with Craig Cook which promises to be something special."
come to the Oaktree Arena in a rich vein of form, but the Somerset
boys are well up for this meeting, they know that it will quite
probably be our toughest match to date this year, but I am sure
that we will rise to the occasion to take the win and the 3 league
points on offer."
well as battling for precious Premier League points, our two league
matches against Edinburgh will also decide the destiny of the
Premier Shield, of which Somerset are the current holders, with
the Shield going to the side who wins on aggregate over the course
of the two matches concerned."
The Somerset Rebels in action on Friday (photos Colin Burnett)