Sunday May 01, 2022
BIRMINGHAM Speedway can confirm they will have additional racenight medical cover at Perry Barr starting from this Wednesday (May 4, 7.30) when they host Scunthorpe.

It comes after their previous home attempt against Berwick was abandoned following a crash for Curtis Sport Brummies’ racer Josh Auty, which required extra attention by paramedics.

It’s a situation which was explained in full last week by the club’s paramedic team leader Marc Dodds.

And the club’s new consortium have done all they can to ensure they minimise the risk of anything similar happening again in the future.

Team boss Laurence Rogers said: “From this Wednesday, we will have two ambulances and two paramedics on duty.

“What the consortium are doing is brilliant. “It is extra outlay for the club but we do not want to be in the position we were in at the Berwick meeting again.

“Very few clubs have this facility despite what some of the keyboard warriors have been writing on forums.

“Some are lucky to have sponsored second ambulances and some have bought old ambulances to give them cover but this is only a handful of tracks.

“What Birmingham are doing now is to ensure that we have this level of cover, which hopefully will never be used, but we have this insurance that if needed, we can continue with racing.

“I cannot praise the club owners enough for all they have done and this extra was something that was not planned on but they have reacted in this positive manner.”

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