Monday, 16 August 2010
A return to Foxhall
Monday 16th August - Ipswich Witches Speedway v Swindon Robins Speedway - Elite Premier League Ipswich win 56 - 37
After a gap of over 30 years, I returned to Foxhall Stadium to see the Ipswich Witches race. And what a great result it was as bottom of the league won comfortably with Scotty Nicholls on fire and only Leigh Adams racing well for the Robins.
The stadium had changed little over those 30 years, well one side had dramatically changed since my last visit! The great storm of 1987 had got rid of the old east Stand from Portman Road which used to sit on the far straight. The crash barriers now had the look of a bouncy castle but the cafes, bar and supporters hut looked the same, pity the crowds are not as high as they were in the days when John Louis raced for the team rather than owned it. If you get a chance get along to Foxhall. I will certainly try and get along more often.
Oh and the stand may have gone, crowds may be down but you still get that addictive smell on the 1st bend.