A long Way To Go 30/01/06
Wildcats chairman Phil Bartlett admits he'll have his work
cut out to get the Wessex Stadium up and ready for the start
of the 2006 speedway season. But despite the amount of graft
needed at the Radipole lane venue, the resort-based businessman
says the club will be ready to roar come the end of March.
Wizard Brown Eyeing A Premier Place 30/01/06
Speedway get the green light from the planners to run at
Weymouth this season, fans favourite Tom Brown is hoping
not to be involved. Not that the Welsh Wizard has anything
against the club, far from it. Last season's Wildcats Team
Rider of the Year says he's ready for a move up the speedway
ladder and is hoping to land a Premier League spot for 2006.
Secures Wildcats License 27/01/06
Paul Baker - Dorset Echo
Phil Bartlett is the new owner of Weymouth speedway. Bartlett
yesterday assumed control of the Conference League club
after completing a deal with former promoter Brian White
for the British Speedway Promotersí Association operating
licence. White, who reformed the Wildcats in 2003, was evicted
by landlords Weymouth Football Club following disputes over
planning and finances before Christmas.
Dan May Return For Cats 24/01/06
fans may not have seen the last of Dan Giffard despite his
move into the Premier League. The Great Britain under 21
international who helped the Wildcats to the Conference
Fours and Knockout Cup double last season has signed for
newcomers, Redcar Bears.
For Cats 24/01/06
Bartlett is set to become the new owner of Weymouth speedway.
The resort based businessman, who co-promoted the club last
season, says he is 'on the verge' of a deal to buy-out former
Wildcats boss Brian White, who was evicted from the Wessex
Stadium just before Christmas.
Bartlett originally had a £10,000 bid for White's British
Speedway Promoters Association (BSPA) operating license
turned down earlier this month, but an increased offer has
now been accepted. "Brian and I are on the verge of completing
a deal," explained Bartlett, " and I'm very pleased.
Wait For Wildcats Decision 23/01/06
Pirates co-promoter Matt Ford claims he will run Conference
League speedway at Wimbourne Road this season, unless Weymouth
find a new owner today.
The Wildcats were evicted from their Wessex stadium track
in December following disputes over finances and planning
with the landlords Weymouth Football Club. But if Wildcats
co-chairman Brian White finds a buyer for his BSPA license,
bikes could roar again at Radipole Lane under new management.
Two prospective promotions have stated an interest in buying
the club with brothers Mick and Colin Horton - who run Mildenhall
and Peterborough respectively - rumoured to be in the running.
However, Ford claims Wildcats must decide today whether
they will participate in this years Conference League, otherwise
their application to run will be rejected.
Councillors Back Speedway 21/01/06
town councillors have given their backing to Weymouth Speedway.
Despite previously refusing to support the application Chickerell
Town Council will now recommend that West Dorset District
Council approve the application.
But assistant town clerk Vanessa Ricketts said the town
council would like to see several conditions imposed.
For Cats ? 16/01/06
racing in Weymouth is set for a dramatic reprieve. Former
Wildcats promoter Brian White, who was evicted from the
Wessex Stadium in November, has today agreed to sell his
exclusive British Speedway Promoters Association (BSPA)
rights to run the sport in the town. White, who is now hoping
to build a new track in Yeovil, revealed he has reached
an agreement with two potential unnamed buyers, one of whom
is believed to be a successful Elite League promoter. And
subject to planning permission and approval from landlords
Weymouth Football Club, a deal should be completed this
It Out Now 14/01/06
Mason has urged Weymouth Football Club chiefs and Wildcats
promoter Brian White to settle their differences and save
speedway in the town. The Wildcats skipper says the sport
can not afford to lose another team following the recent
collapse of sides such as Wimbledon, Sittingbourne and Armadale.
Got Two Weeks 07/01/06
White has given Weymouth Football Club a fortnight to decide
the future of speedway in the town. Terras officials are
believed to want to promote the sport themselves, after
evicting the Wildcats boss from the Wessex Stadium last
month. However, they canít do so without acquiring the British
Speedway Promotersí Association licence, allowing the holder
exclusive rights to operate racing within a 30-mile radius
of the resort.
Chief Says Racing Can Take Place 06/01/06
promoter Brian White has raised hopes that racing will take
place in 2006 after he applied for permanent permission
to use the track at Weymouth Football Club. Although the
local promoter has been evicted from the Wessex Stadium
he has applied to West Dorset District Council for permanent
permission to use the venue as a speedway track and retrospective
permission for the grandstand and bar. Mr White, who owns
the exclusive rights to run speedway within 30-miles of
Weymouth, said he was making the application in the hope
that the sport could continue next season while he looked
to sell his promoters licence.
Consider Cats Takeover 03/01/06
Football Club could be the next promoters of speedway in
the resort. Terras representatives have met with the sportís
governing body the British speedway Promotersí Association
(BSPA) and are believed to be interested in taking over
the Wildcatsí licence from former operator Brian White.