It will feature the past to the future with a complete range of bikes, ages and riders.
With the club awaiting a planning application to add one extra race to the current allowance of 20 races to accommodate the new junior league , The Southern Development League, to bring on youngsters and give them a structured set up , they will use this date for these fixtures.
The opposition will be the Exeter Falcons, who are hoping to be back on track one day soon at a new venue . With Plymouth also offering a home to the Weymouth Wildcats junior team whilst they too search for land to build a new stadium, there will be two Southern Development League clashes against the Falcons.
The SDL consists of two teams of four riders contesting six heats . The Demons representing Plymouth will include the two Devils reserves Henry Atkins and Rob Parker along with No. 8 Saul Bulley with one team spot to fill. 16 year old Atkins will captain the side in their inaugural SDL clash.
The meeting will also feature the “Men In Black” …”Blast From the Past “ riding old machines which will be on display prior to the night’s racing for fans to look at and take pictures of and talk to the veteran riders racing them . Additionally there will be a few demonstration rides from youngsters mounted on 125cc machines including Devils mascot Ben Trigger, Zak Bates and Weymouth mascot Sam Peters.
So it is a night of contrast from new to old as the fans can enjoy the youngsters riding from age 8 upwards to a few more mature in terms of years …and all for free.
Co-Promoter Mark Phillips sees this as a way of encouraging newcomers along, “These boys get no points or travel money but are just so keen to get track time under a team basis . We thought this was an ideal opportunity to offer our regular fans a free speedway night but also to get newcomers along to watch some racing and hopefully they will like what they see and want to keep coming back and watch the Devils. We have some expenses to cover so will hold a bucket collection through the night for fans who want to contribute.”
Team Manager and Co-Promoter Laurence Rogers can’t wait for the meeting, “ This will be a good night with these young lads taking the centre stage along with a few more mature ones. These youngsters are the future of the sport and mixing them with the veterans will be good for them I am sure. Offering a free night at the speedway will hopefully interest a lot of people and we will advertising the meeting in as many ways as we can. Having Henry, Rob and Saul in the team will be good for them as well as keeping the Devils fans happy.”