Cornish based riders Jason Prynne and Wayne Barrett are among the first riders to join the new Plymouth Conference League speedway side. They have been joined by David Mason, the former skipper of Premier League Rye House, and Australian Corey Blackman, who rode for Exeter last season.

Mike Bowden, chairman of the GT Motorcycles Devils, has identified his three remaining targets and expects to announce the completion of his complete side shortly.
Prynne (parent club Exeter) and Barrett (Trelawny) have opted for to race for Plymouth this season rather than continue the long haul to Wimbledon.

Barrett rode regularly for Wimbledon in the Conference League last season, scoring nearly nine points a match, while Prynne was averaging nearly eight points for the South London outfit before his season came to a premature end through injury in June.

Mason travelled from his home in Eastbourne to visit the new Plymouth track at Deep Lane, Plympton, this week.
"I have known David for a long time, having ridden with him at Sittingbourne and the Isle of Wight," said Bowden.

"He travelled down after lengthy negotiations over the telephone and also took the opportunity of visiting some local business people who have shown an interest in sponsorship."

Blackman, who remains a Sheffield asset, is based at Exeter where he became popular with West Country speedway followers while racing for the Falcons until being injured in July.

Bowden has arranged a public meeting at the Novotel Hotel at Marsh Mills, Plymouth, on Friday, February 13 at 7.30 pm, when he will outline his plans to supporters.
It will also provide the opportunity to recruit race night staff and attract potential sponsors.

"We will welcome anyone who can help us on race nights to attend the meeting," said Bowden. "We would be pleased to see anyone who is interested in sponsorship opportunities and we will also be looking for race night staff such as marshals and track rakers."

Admission prices for the new season have been announced at ?6 for adults and ?4 for OAPs and children. There will also be a ?16 family ticket which will provide admission for two adults and two children.

The GT Motorcycles Devils are due to open their home programme on Friday, May 7, but the team will be in action on their travels before then. Plymouth have already been invited to race in a challenge match away to fellow Conference League newcomers Weymouth.

 

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