Heathens Director Nigel Pearson adds to last night’s statement:

Having read some strong criticism of the management regarding our decision to race in the Trophy next year, here’s a few points to consider:

🚨 Maximum of 6 Mondays available at Monmore.
🚨 Greyhound racing schedule means only one night maximum per week for Speedway racing at Monmore. This has been the case since 2015 when we ran a full season at Birmingham and suffered heavy losses.
🚨 Double header option on Bank Holidays is no longer available. Only one meeting and Wolves take priority.
🚨 Perry Barr no longer viable with poor crowd levels for Heathens matches and heavy financial losses as a consequence.
🚨 Personal and business issues on all three (CVS, Gary and myself) made it harder to run the club as we would like.
🚨 First decision was to close down and walk away after 8 (mostly) enjoyable years.
🚨 No progress on site search. This has been well documented.
🚨 Trophy and Golden Hammer idea at least keeps the Heathens on track.
🚨 Several Riders already in contact wanting to do all our meetings.
🚨 Happy to listen to suggestions of how we can return to the league in 2019 with perhaps a fans / businesses consortium to underpin a return to Perry Barr for some meetings.
🚨 Let’s WIN the trophy 🏆
🚨Ommer Um Cradley 🔨
Best wishes, Nigel.