Eye on Social Media
With very little speedway action to look forward to in 2020, many clubs have been forced to look back the way and quite often we see the themes of #WheelieWednesday and #ThrobackThursday making regular appearances.
Well our friends at Sheffield are no exceptions to this giving us this epic throwback from around 20 years ago with a young Simon Stead in what has to be one of his earlier outings for the Tigers. Of course he would go on to have a very successful career beyond this with league medals at all levels of the sport as well as individual honours along the way.
Who would have thought that this fresh faced young lad would not only age in reverse, but would also go on to be in charge of Team GB?
Elsewhere on Twitter, Spotted at Speedway posted this incredible picture of a crash at what looks like a Polish league meeting.
A scene that wouldn’t have looked out of place in any action movie or episode of the A Team, the photographer was in the right place at the right time to capture this incredible shot.
Hopefully all the riders involved were able to escape relatively unscathed amidst the carnage. Safe to say though, there would be a few hefty repair bills to sort the bikes out once the dust had settled here.
Over to Facebook now and the countdown to the Speedway Grand Prix is officially on with the revised series getting underway this coming weekend.
Will Bartosz Zmarzlik reign supreme once more?
Will Leon Madsen go one better in 2020?
Or will we see a surprise winner in a year already full of them?
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Until next time, and there will be a next time.