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Kids go free as Tigers lead the charge

By on August 7, 2015

Glasgow Tigers’ new owners have issued an invite to every child in Scotland to come and enjoy the Ashfield revolution for free, writes Bryan Copland.

Gerry and Michael Facenna, of Allied Vehicles – who completed a £1.5 million takeover of the club in the winter – want to introduce a new generation of fans to speedway on Sunday.

The table-topping Tigers face Redcar Bears in a crucial Premier League encounter, as the home side power towards the dramatic end-of-season play-offs.

Michael Facenna said: “We’re working hard to build interest in Scottish speedway. Already we’ve had some bumper turnouts and it’s great to see people who’ve come back to speedway in Glasgow for the first time in years.

“We also want to make sure we’re building the next generation of speedway fans, which is why we’re happy to run this special kids go free promotion.

“I remember going to speedway and car racing with my dad when I was a boy and I’ve still got the bug to this day. Let’s hope some of today’s youngsters will catch the speedway bug at Ashfield on Sunday.”

The Tigers’ charge will be led by Josh Grajczonek at No.1, who guests for Nick Morris. With Kauko Nieminen now out for three to four weeks with a broken collarbone, Glasgow will operate rider replacement for their No.4.

The Bears will have former Tiger Kevin Doolan at No.1 as a guest for long-term injury victim Lasse Bjerre, with Arthur Sissis replacing Adam Roynon at No 7.

The meeting will also see Dimitri Berge making a swift return to Glasgow after he signed for Redcar, following his departure from the Peugeot Ashfield Stadium last month.

Berwick’s Richard Hall stood in for Victor Palovaara and was paid for 12 points as Tigers’ 51-42 victory took them four points clear of Edinburgh at the Premier League summit on Thursday night.

Tigers scorers: Richard Lawson 14, Aaron Summers 14, Richard Hall (guest) 10+2, Hynek Stichauer 5+2, Stevie Worrall (guest) 5+1, James Sarjeant 3+3, Kauko Nieminen R/R.

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