LAST LAP FOR CURRENT ABBEY TRACK

Tuesday September 25, 2018
SWINDON'S current Abbey Stadium track will be raced on for the last time this Thursday.

Club chairman Terry Russell has revealed how revised plans for the new stadium mean the track itself will be on the existing site.

Russell understands from the stadium landlords they are confident the required permissions from the Council will arrive shortly and allow the work to start.

CFS Filtration Robins face Belle Vue in their final meeting of the season after narrowly missing out on a play-off place.

And Russell said: "I understand all those cynics who say they'll believe it when they see it, there have been several false dawns.

"But with the track staying on the site where it is, we can work on it through the winter and have a new 300-metre circuit in place for next season.

“The back straight and home straight buildings will come down and the pits will need to be moved, but whenever that happens we know we can press on and change the track as soon as this season is over.

“We have all the plans in place so obviously the straights will become a lot shorter and I’m hoping the new shape will enable us to provide more entertainment value.

“Like everyone else, I’ve been through false dawns but can only work on the information supplied to me and I do believe there is genuine light at the end of the tunnel."

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