Thursday 14 March, 2019
STOKE promoter Dave Tattum is looking forward to resurrecting former local rivals from Cheshire Crewe Kings for one night only in the Potters schedule.

The Potters boss has scheduled a date in April which will see the Kings take to the track in a three-team tournament which will also see the return of the Buxton Hitmen to racing after pulling out of the 2019 campaign and the Potters promoter said “both Crewe and Buxton are our neighbours and we cannot afford to keep losing these neighbours.”

Tattum commented “I’ve been thinking of doing something like this for a couple of years and I’ve decided to go for it. Crewe is the first place I actually saw speedway at the old Earle Street Stadium and I’m looking to make people aware there is still a lot of activity within the Crewe and Cheshire area for speedway. We will sort all the teams out here at Stoke and I really do think it will be good to get the Kings supporters out and able to shout for their team in a full competitive meeting. I know there are regular supporters’ meetings in the Cheshire area where supporters meet up and they are very active with the likes of Kevin Tew in keeping the name of Crewe Speedway alive and I also believe Gail Bottomley who is the former Mrs. Parry is keen on it also and they have some real good reunion nights and I hope that they will be pleased to see the Crewe Kings back on track.

Tattum continued “We also want to keep Buxton alive they have decided to put their licence on ice for 2019. We will use a couple of former riders of the Hitmen like their skipper Tom Woolley who I know is very keen to do the meeting and of course we can possibly use Shelby Rutherford in the side also, and we are also looking to have some other activities happening on the day.”