Thursday January 10, 2019
BIRMINGHAM have appointed Terry Chrabaszcz as their new track curator for the 2019 season.

He takes over from the outgoing duo of John Priest and Arthur Browning who will both be enjoying retirement.

Chrabaszcz already has experience of working on the Perry Barr circuit having been a member of the track team during the Brummies’ previous senior league racing days.

Co-owner David Mason said: “First and foremost we would like to wish John and Arthur all the best for the future.

“They’ve spent many, many hours over the past few years ensuring Birmingham have had a quality racing surface on racenights; they’ve done a great job and we hope they come and visit us at points throughout the season.

“Once we knew they wouldn’t be with us for the 2019 season we wanted to get someone with equal amounts of, if not more, experience than them.

“Terry ticks all the boxes; he’s worked on the Perry Barr track before, he’s local which is a big bonus, and he’s got so much knowledge and expertise when it comes to track preparation.

“He’s worked on numerous tracks up and down the country over the years and the way he turned Stoke around last season was unbelievable from what I’m told.

“Obviously we’re moving up into the Championship this year and this calibre of rider prefer a totally different surface to the National League boys.

“So we’re going to be putting some more shale down before the start of the new season and there’ll be plenty more dirt out there if the boys want it.

“With the team of battlers and entertainers we’ve got plus the fact we’re going to have a new approach to track preparation, I really do believe we’re in for some breathtaking racing and some fantastic meetings this year.”

Extra track staff and volunteers are required for the 2019 campaign to help out on racedays at Perry Barr.

The club are also on the look-out for volunteers to help out with various work around the stadium on the following dates: January 26/27, February 9/10, February 16/17.

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