Scorpions with massive clash ahead on Friday

Jul 27th, 2021


WITH virtually all their Covid measures relaxed, third-placed Attis Insurance Scunthorpe Scorpions are looking forward to getting back to ‘normal’ for their home match against Poole Pirates at the Eddie Wright Raceway on Friday (July 30th) at 7.30pm.

However, there is one thing that isn’t normal at all – the opposition! Friday will mark Poole’s first-ever visit to Scunthorpe in the 50-year history of the North Lincolnshire track.

Scunthorpe promoter Rob Godfrey says: “I’ve been reliably informed that Poole have never once visited Scunthorpe Speedway since 1971.

“Poole Pirates have been a huge name in speedway over the years – the biggest name in recent times with multiple league championships in the top-flight. It’s a real honour that such an illustrious club are now competing in the Championship.

“It’s a massive clash on Friday for both clubs for our respective play-offs aspirations. We will be out to maintain our 100% home league record, while Pirates will be chasing valuable away points.

“Poole have a quality line-up led by former Scorpion Steve Worrall, Danny King and Rory Schlein, while another old friend of ours Stefan Nielsen in also in their line-up. It promises to be an absolute belting evening of speedway and one that should appeal massively to the supporters of both clubs.”

Godfrey also explained that things would largely be back to ‘normal’ for Friday, in the first home meeting since the UK government ended most of their restrictions in England on July 19.

“It’s 99% back to normal”, says Godfrey. “We will keep the same queueing system in the clubhouse, with entry via the small viewing area outside the clubhouse and the exit through the main entrance, and hand sanitiser will still be provided.

“There’s no longer a requirement to wear facemasks in the clubhouse when ordering food, but we ask people to respect others who wish to wear facemasks or practice social distancing. I think most of us now naturally socially distance without even thinking about it in any case.

“We’ll continue to offer tickets in advance online, although of course, people can pay at the turnstiles on the day. There’s no longer a restriction to capacity.

“It will be great to largely get back to normal. We are planning to re-start having our riders in the clubhouse after the meeting, something which was very popular with our supporters.”

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.

Almost all our Covid-19 restrictions have now been relaxed, although we will keep the same queueing system in the clubhouse for food/drink and the bar, with entry via the small viewing area outside the clubhouse and the exit through the main entrance. Hand sanitiser will still be provided. Please respect others who still wish to practice social distancing and/or wear facemasks.

Any individual already showing signs of Covid-19 must not visit the venue.

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 on the day is also available.

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