King's Lynn Stars co-promoter Dale Allitt hails fellow speedway chiefs across the country
King's Lynn co-promoter Dale Allitt has hailed promoters throughout the country for keeping the sport alive during the pandemic.
And he has special words of praise for Stars owner Keith Chapman who faced up to the challenge of continuing to meet the overheads at the Adrian Flux Arena with no income for months.
Speedway and car racing has returned to the popular venue with Lynn back in Premiership action with restricted capacity. Crowds have flocked back to see the sport they love.
Only Swindon and Somerset have failed to come back to the tapes for 2021 – and there are strong hopes that both will return next year – as the rest of the sport gets back on its feet.
Said Allitt: “It’s been a massive effort to get the sport back up and running in the UK. Every club has different guidelines set down by their local council and we are all hoping that by June 21 the restrictions will be a lot less.
“I want to credit Buster for keeping this venue going. Last year thousands of pounds went down the drain because we couldn’t run events here at the Arena but Buster still had overheads to pay with no income.
“Those clubs who don’t own their own venue were better off because they didn’t have those overheads and they didn’t need to pay their stadium rent.
“Buster has not only kept the venue alive and kicking now, he revived the fortunes of this club all those years ago and I believe that should never be forgotten.”