SUNDAY SERVICE

Thursday October 13, 2020
PETERBOROUGH can announce they will race home meeting almost exclusively on Sundays during the 2017 season.

'T Balfe Construction' Panthers promoter Ged Rathbone has revealed the popular 5pm slot will be used whenever possible.

Rathbone said: "We'll be racing on Sundays as often as we possibly can.

"Crowd figures during the past couple of seasons tell us that is the popular slot with supporters - and I also feel we attract more away fans on Sundays than when racing in the evening.

"The traditional Friday-night slot just doesn't seem to have worked for us."

And Rathbone is also hopeful of securing a more consistent fixture list in 2017 after holding talks with the club's East of England Showground landlords.

He added: "There is such a busy schedule of events at the Showground and we appreciate it can often be difficult for them to accommodate us.

"But we've had some very positives discussions regarding dates for 2017 and it looks like we'll be able to race much more regularly in the past couple of seasons.

"We have at least two home meetings pencilled in for all except one month as things stand."

Rathbone will also be seeking permission from the British Speedway Promoters' Association (BSPA) to change the club's back-up racenight from a Tuesday to another night.

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