Hackney Speedway Fixtures for August
Hackney Hawks are still top of the National League, but have raced more fixtures than all of the other teams, they need a top four finish to race in the play offs to win the National Speedway League.14th Newport (NL) Away L 39 – 54 (B. Morley 13)27th Mildenhall (NL) @ Rye House L 42 – 48 (B. Morley 16+1)31st Belle Vue (NL) Away L 44 – 46 (M. Owen 13+1) National League Table“
@traxcitement Thanks for the update, its always good to hear how they are doing. Lets hope they take the title!
I didn’t realise there was speedway in Hackney!
@marty21 there is a bit of history about the over here: http://www.yeahhackney.com/hackney-wick-stadium/
@marty21 there hasn’t been any speedway in Hackney since 1996, the stadium in Waterden Road was demolished circa 2000 and is now under the olympic site. I doubt if there will be another speedway stadium built in Hackney due to the noise restrictions, the old stadium in Waterden Road was on an industrial area so it wasn’t so much of a problem there. The Hackney Hawks team has been revived this year and are racing their home fixtures at Rye House and Lakeside, they are doing quite well, but the biggest challenge will be for them to continue next season as crowds at speedway are generally on the decline. Speedway was once the second largest spectator sport in the country next to football. I for one hope they will continue and be better promoted than they have been this year.