Taking to the track for the first time this winter during Friday night's practice session was new Wildcats signing and Taunton based Paul Candy. "That was my first aggressive outing on a bike since the end of October, I now feel very confident with the bikes and with my fitness. I am happy now and really looking forward to the start of the season."

Paul recently had some bad news on the sponsorship side of things. The final piece of the jigsaw to set his all round package up for the season took a huge knock with the withdrawal at the eleventh hour of a major sponsor due to personal problems. "This came right out of the blue, I thought I was all set then one of my sponsors had some business problems that now prevents them sponsoring me this season, I really want to start the season with everything in place so that I can concentrate on racing for the Wildcats."

After testing the water last season Paul has set his aims for the coming months very high, "The bikes are flying, Lew Coffin has sorted out my engines, we are both very happy with them, I can't thank Lew enough for his help and input." The Friday night training sessions have attracted riders from all over the country on a regular basis, Lew can usually be spotted passing on some of his considerable advice to the stars of the future.

The Wildcats will shortly have their own Club Call Hotline number going live with the latest team and fixture information as well as the latest local weather updates. "This is the ideal way for supporters to keep up to date with the Wildcats, especially at the away fixtures and for the supporters who can't access our website this could be a way of saving them a trip when the weather is uncertain. Our webmaster can't always update the website on race days as he is also our press officer and presenter, so the Club Call line fills that void," commented Wildcats boss Brian White.

There is much hard work needed to be carried out at the track in preparation for opening night "helpers at weekends would be more than welcome from 9.30am on both Saturday and Sundays helping with general maintenance, either just turn up or give me a call," was the message from Brian.