Motor Sport News - - Sporting Scene - By Matt James

The Milden­hall short oval track in Suf­folk has been saved from clo­sure as race pro­moter Spede­worth is on the verge of tak­ing over the venue.

The track has been un­der threat of clo­sure for over a year as a lo­cal res­i­dent filed a noise nui­sance com­plaint and left the venue’s own­ers with a £1.7 mil­lion le­gal bill, which put the track’s fu­ture in jeop­ardy.

Cur­rent op­er­a­tor, RDC Pro­mo­tions boss Dave Coven­try, told the East Anglian Daily Times that he was now op­ti­mistic over the cir­cuit’s fu­ture now talks on a deal with Spede­worth head Deane Wood were reach­ing their con­clu­sion.

Coven­try said: “Deane is keen to keep it how it is, we have carved out the mar­ket and he recog­nises that. What he brings is the show­man­ship, he likes to keep ev­ery­thing clean and smooth. Sim­ple things like match­ing over­alls and a more cor­po­rate ap­proach. I think it will be a good com­bi­na­tion [to work with Spede­worth].

“Deane has al­ways shown re­spect for what RDC have achieved and is buy­ing into what we do, not look­ing to change ev­ery­thing. The deal is just what Milden­hall Sta­dium needed.”

Wood has bought the prop­erty from where the res­i­dents had launched the noise com­plaint, which is 800 yards from the venue, to re­move that prob­lem.

Coven­try added: “We have been able to put our staff ’s minds at rest, their fu­tures are now se­cure. It will be busi­ness as usual at first, but go­ing for­ward it will be even more busi­ness than usual.”

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