Telford Ice Speedway chiefs have reluctantly cancelled their plans for February’s big event. An upgrade of plant machinery at the venue has meant there’s a strong chance the ice rink will not be ready in time for the February 24 date, but ice speedway will be back at Telford for its 25th anniversary year in 2010.
Co-promoter, Graham Drury said: “We have a wonderful relationship with the management at Telford Ice Rink and they have told us it’s only 80% likely the upgrade work will be completed.
“If we were to press ahead with the Speedway it would be a big gamble. Over the years we have developed a great reputation for entertainment and there is no way we would jeopardise that.
“So it is with great reluctance that Telford 2009 will not be going ahead, but it must be emphasised that we will be back in February 2010 for our 25th anniversary meetings. That will be some occasion.
“I felt a statement was necessary because a lot of fans plan their weekend around Telford and many stay overnight in hotels throughout the area. I apologise to all those who are disappointed and look forward to welcoming everyone back in 2010.”