Panthers will look after their season ticket holders, owner to take a back seat and riders gaining some valuable practice

Peterborough Panthers are keen to assure season ticket holders they won’t be left out of pocket with two fewer league fixtures this season.

Thursday, 29th April 2021, 6:00 am
Panthers star Scott Nicholls has been getting some valuable practice.

Club owner Keith Chapman is currently in talks to finalise how race nights will work at the East of England Arena in a covid secure environment.

Ticket arrangements, prices and season ticket details will be updated as soon as final decisions are made.

But Chapman said: “We want our loyal season ticket holders to know how much we appreciate them and thank them for their continued support of the club.

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“They have stood by us throughout the shutdown and we really can’t wait to get back racing. It’s been too long and we can almost smell the methanol now.”

Chapman has also hinted he is looking to spend more time with his family and rely more on the staff around him at Alwalton.

“It’s important to surround yourself with good people and there are a lot of very good people at Peterborough.

“It’s a great club. Colin Pratt has seen everything in speedway down the years and it’s exciting to see Rob Lyon back in the sport as team manager.

“We had great times together at King’s Lynn when Rob established himself in the history books when we were in the second tier with trophy after trophy and I would love him to win a trophy with Peterborough.

“The season is almost here and I can’t wait for it. I agree with Chris Louis at Ipswich when he says it will be a competitive league.

“It’s a shame it’s down to six clubs for this season but hopefully we’ll be back up to seven for next year. We should see some superb meetings at the Showground.”

Meanwhile Panthers star Scott Nicholls was back on a bike for the first time in over a year at a private practice at King’s Lynn on Monday (April 26).

Hans Andersen and Bjarne Pedersen have already had some competitive meetings in Denmark and youngster Jordan Palin has already enjoyed several laps at practice sessions around the country.

Panthers are due to start their Premiership campaign at Sheffield on Thursday, May 20 with the first home meeting scheduled for Monday, May 24, also against Sheffield.