Fresh from an encouraging victory over Newcastle Diamonds last Saturday, Berwick’s speedway Bandits – sponsored in 2015 by K. Dixon Building Services – now face Glasgow Tigers, reputedly “the richest team in speedway”, on Saturday night.
The result was spot on, the atmosphere and racing – great, but as is always a fear with early season friendlies, the entire night was marred with an injury to the Berwick “Dixon Building” Bandits new top man, Ben Barker.
After all the practice sessions, after the testimonial events and after a long winter of discontent because there was no speedway happening, here we go -- the tapes go up again at Shielfield Park this Saturday night!
Fears that Berwick’s Dixon Building Bandits might be forced into their big opening meeting without new Slovenian signing Matic Voldrih were eased last night, after a successful spot of inter-club co-operation between the speedway club and their Shielfield Park co-tenants Berwick Rangers FC.
The Dixon Building Bandits have launched their VIP Club, offering free or reduced-price deals on a number of varied projects to members. All income from VIP membership goes directly to the speedway organisation's coffers, helping to maintain the club's cashflow in the face of the ever-increasing cost of bringing speedway to their spectators on a Saturday evening.
Gordon Inglis has been appointed Co-ordinator for VIPs, and will be the 'go-to guy' on race-nights on matters concerning the Club.