DRAWS: Rod Witham Memorial 4’s

HETHERSETT HAWKS / YELLOW BRICK MORTGAGES are staging a tournament on Friday June 3rd as a tribute to Rod Witham who passed away in 2020 and who had such an influence on the sport of cycle-speedway locally, nationally and internationally with his drive and foresight in promotional and sponsorship areas plus establishing international links for the first time.

Rod staged a Fours Tournament, one of the first of its kind, at Sloughbottom Park in Norwich in 1977 as part of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee weekend and 16 teams took part. It seemed fitting to try and repeat that exercise for Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee.

Unfortunately we were not able to attract the same number of teams as Rod did in 1977 but the Club is looking forward to staging a fitting tribute to someone who had such an influence on the sport we know today.

The arrangements for the racing, sponsored by Yellow Brick Mortgages, are as follows –

12.00 Semi-Final 1
1 Ipswich B 2 Horspath 3 Gt Blakenham 4 Hethersett

13.30 Semi-Final 2
1 Ipswich A 2 Birmingham 3 Norwich 4 Birmingham B

15.00 Consolation Final
Teams finishing 3rd and 4th in Semi-Finals

16.30 Grand Final
Teams finishing 1st and 2nd in Semi-Finals

Members of Rod’s family will be in attendance and it is hoped that many in the sport, past and present, will attend and support this tribute to Rod.