Newcastle Speedway
2020-2029 Part 1
 
 
2020
 
The new decade has dawned with a new owner: Rob Grant.  Rob rode for us 2001-2002.  Rob's father and grandfather were also speedway riders (pictures follow below) : -
 
 
Rob rode for Newcastle 2001-2002.
 
 
 
Father and son Rob Grant senior and Rob Grant junior.  Rob senior never joined his local club and is best known as an accomplished Berwick rider and young Rob's grandad Alec started the family's interest in speedway.
 
Alec Grant
 
 
 
Alec Grant aka "Farmer Grant" had his first rides before the war and rode for Newcastle 1946-1948
 

 
 
Rob Grant & Max Clegg
 
 
Rob loses no time in making Max his first signing for 2020
 
 
Matthew Wethers
 
 
Matthew became Rob's second signing
 
Claus Vissing    James Wright Connor Mountain
     
 
Rob announced signing these 3 on BBCTV Look North.  Vissing is capable of leading the team from the number 1 slot.  The other two will start the season in the reserve berths.  James is making a comeback and starting as a reserve is just what the doctor ordered.  Connor needs to be happy with Brough Parks tight turns, if he can master the track he should do really well

Diamonds supporters had to wait until the Christmas Party on 20th December 2019 to hear who the final two riders are. 

They are as follows: -
 
Ondřej Smetana             Nick Škorja
   
                          
   
   
 
Ondřej is the elder of the two.  He is a Czech and Nick is a Slovenian beyond this I know very little about them. We hope that they can hit the ground running and get amongst the points home and away
 

 
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