THE Isle of Wight Shale Track Racing Club has been given the green light to push ahead with its summer of two-wheeled sport.

Wightlink Warriors bosses Martin Widman and Barry Bishop are celebrating after the British Speedway Promoters’ Limited (BSPL) backed their plans for a full programme of events at Ryde’s Smallbrook Stadium.

Barry said: “We are absolutely delighted to have secured the support of the BSPL for 2021 which goes some way to easing the pain of the last months.

“In my view this is a huge step forward for the Island and the sport in general.

“We fully look forward to opening on June 24 with an excellent season ahead, and wish everyone involved in speedway and shale track racing the most wonderful of seasons.”

The Island club withdrew from the National Development League (NDL) and the BSPL earlier this year after a fallout regarding decisions made over the NDL’s future.

The Warriors subsequently announced an 11-meeting season, racing every Thursday – with one Tuesday exception – between June 24 and September 2.

Events will include five National League level challenge matches; three rounds of the Island Masters Championship; two American-style handicap meetings and a best pairs.

Also in the pipeline are Formula 2 speedway, youth events for riders aged from 5 to 16, and challenges between riders on a variety of different engines, both lay-down and upright.