New British Speedway Promoters Association (BSPA) and King’s Lynn Stars owner Keith ‘Buster’ Chapman this afternoon (Wednesday) launched a Twitter takeover of the BSPA website.
Fans were encouraged to fire off their queries to the @SpeedwayGB address using the hashtag #askbuster
Here are some of the questions the Lynn chief and BSPA supremo answered.
Mark S: Is it time used squad system in GB speedway? To help bring the stars back to these shores, and avoid guests so often?
Keith Chapman (KC): “As ideal as it may be, logistically & financially would not be possible as things stand - maybe in future.”
Martin Haynes: Is your appointment going to effect your commitment to the King’s Lynn Stars and when are you making your no 1 rider announcement?
KC: “No.1 will be announced if and when we find one! Commitment will never change at all.”
Theresa Carman: “Any chance of all SKY matches being cheaper entry this year?
KC: “Down to the individual promoter but it doesn’t help clubs as outgoings are more due to extra hard work.”
Phil Allen: With such a weak EL (Elite League) & the external vexed issue of guests, why not amalgamate, regionalise & launch with 6 man teams?
KC: “This is something that we will be looking at if things stay how they are.”
Ben Hewitt: What are you going to do to reduce the cost for young riders?
KC: “I would love to introduce standardised equipment which will be part of our Fans Forum on Feb 21.”
‘Wozza’: A highlights package on You Tube would help promote the sport. Any chance of this?
KC: “I think it could help - this is something for us to discuss with Sky.” SpeedwayGB added,
Alan Boon: Sport is primarily a weekend pursuit - why do speedway bosses think they can buck that trend purely to assuage BSI?
KC: “This isn’t always a fact - when KL went from Sat to Wed crowds actually increased!”