Scorpions’ opener moved back to Sunday

May 20th, 2021

ATTIS INSURANCE Scunthorpe Scorpions’ opening meeting of the season at the Eddie Wright Raceway against Plymouth Gladiators has been moved back to Sunday (May 23) at 3pm.

The meeting was due to take place tomorrow evening (Friday), but heavy showers today plus the forecast of more showers tomorrow – in particular, during tomorrow evening – have put paid to that.

Scunthorpe promoter Rob Godfrey says: “I’d like to say a huge thank you to the Plymouth promotion for their full co-operation on agreeing to move our meeting to Sunday afternoon, when it became apparent that we wouldn’t be able to get a meeting on tomorrow (Friday) evening.

“I didn’t want our supporters to have to wait another whole week to see some speedway, after such a long break. We know from very encouraging online ticket sales how many fans are keen to see some action. To be honest, I didn’t want to wait for another week either – I can’t wait to see a league match at the Eddie Wright Raceway featuring the 2021 Attis Insurance Scunthorpe Scorpions!

“The new date and time might even tempt a few fans along from the Plymouth area.”

The mouth-watering clash pits Scorpions, led by No 1 Josh Auty and skippered by Simon Lambert, and also featuring Thomas Jorgensen, Tero Aarnio, Theo Pijper, Josh MacDonald and Jordan Palin, action against a Gladiators side led by three-time World Champion Jason Crump and Danish World Cup winner Bjarne Pedersen.

NOTE REGARDING ONLINE TICKETS: Please note any tickets for Friday’s planned staging will be automatically accepted on Sunday. For those of you who have purchased a ticket and cannot make it on Sunday, please note that your ticket will be valid for ANY one meeting later in the season of your choosing. If you cannot make it back to the Eddie Wright Raceway at all this season, then please contact the club for a refund.

Tickets are still on sale for Sunday’s meeting (it will still show the original Friday date at this moment in time, but as explained above, it is valid for Sunday):

Adult: £17.00 (including programme)
Student/OAP: £15.00 (including programme)
Child (10 – 17): £5.00 (not including programme)
Child (0 – 9) Free (accompanied by paying adult – not including programme)

There is a 3% handling fee for online sales – please note this handing fee goes to the ticketing provider, not the club.

On the day, officials and riders will enter and leave via the pits entrance, while members of the public will enter via the turnstiles.

Members of the public are expected to respect the safe distancing advice given. If they do not, or show signs of Covid-19, they may be asked to leave. Any individual already showing signs of Covid-19 must not visit the venue. Scunthorpe Speedway have listed Covid-19 measures on the club website.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the maximum capacity at the Eddie Wright Raceway is 1000.

Tickets are available under the Ticket Office menu on the club website at:

When you click on the link you will be taken to the following URL:

Click on the “buy tickets” tab which will take you a list of meetings and when you have finished, please click on “my basket” tab to complete the transaction.

NOTE REGARDING TICKETS: Please bring your ticket with you – either a physical copy or on your phone. The QR code (the matrix barcode) will be scanned to allow you entry to the stadium – please present to the staff at the entry point at the Eddie Wright Raceway. Please note there is a 3% handling fee for each ticket ordered – this goes to the ticketing provider, not the club. If you have any problems when ordering your tickets, please contact the club (email and we will assist you. Please note that cash admission is also available – we will have one of the turnstile booths open for cash transactions. But those opting for cash payment will have to write down their address and details when they pay, so the quicker and preferred option is online payment.

* Full preview of Sunday’s big clash on this website later this evening.

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