SPEEDWAY returns to Smallbrook Stadium today (Thursday).

The Wightlink Warriors speedway team are prepared for a renewed challenge from the Cradley Heathens and Oxford Cheetahs this evening.

Opening the show at 6.15pm will be three heats of PeeWee racing and at least three races for female riders as the Island’s own Steph Whitlock and Anastasia Sallee will go wheel to wheel with two opponents from Kent.

The main three-team tournament event will be under way at 7pm.

In total, 27 races are planned, with the stadium opening at 5.15pm with the Premier Lounge, Retreat Snack Bar, track shop, sweet stall and pits area ready to welcome spectators.