The Oxford Silver Machine management are working at full steam to put together the team for the 2004 Elite League season following a hugely successful British Speedway PromotersAssociation AGM which was held last week.

Promoter Nigel Wagstaff was delighted with the main outcomes: "I am delighted that as well as keeping the existing eight teams in the Elite League we have increased our numbers to ten and I am confident that this number will increase further in 2005". The changes to the rules for next season have also been greeted with enthusiasm by the Oxford supremo: "The new grading system will ensure parity across all of the teams, including our newest members, and will also open up opportunities for younger riders to make the step up".

Wagstaff was also pleased with the changes to the tactical options open to the team manager: "The tactical changes will protect the reserves and second strings whilst the greater flexibility of where to place the middle three riders in the team will give the team managers a greater amount of flexibility".

Season ticket prices have been announced. An adult season ticket will cost ?250 and will include 18 League matches, 1 Knockout Cup and 1 Challenge (20 meetings), a matchday magazine and, new for next season, fast track entry via the restaurant entrance. The tickets will not be applicable for shared events or farewells/testimonials. Further matches will be subject to a ?1 reduction in normal admission prices with a complimentary matchday magazine. Concession price is ?160. These prices are only valid to application prior to January 1st, 2004. Anyone who wishes to apply should contact Oxford Speedway on 01604 670461.

The pricing structure for 2004 is Adults ?13, Concessions ?8, Children ?4. Children under 11 are invited to apply for an identity pass. To apply you should send a passport photo and a copy of their birth certificate to Oxford Silver Machine Speedway, 58 - 60 Tenter Road , Moulton Park Ind Est, Northampton NN3 6AX. Passholders will be admitted for just ?1.

 

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