Monday September 27, 2021
BIRMINGHAM are gearing up for an emotional night at Perry Barr in what could be the last ever meeting at the venue on Wednesday (7.30).

The Brummies face Edinburgh in the Knockout Cup and are 18-points down from the first leg.

And while boss Laurence Rogers and his riders refuse to give up on the tie and have vowed to give it their all, club owners David and Peter Mason are preparing for an emotional farewell to the club.

With no firm offers on the table to take over the proud club to head into the 2022 season it could be the end of the road for the sport in Birmingham after a long and proud history.

They made a stunning comeback in 2007 after a long fight for the sport to return to the city following g the loss of the former stadium at the current One Stop site and the collapse of racing at Bordesley Green in the mid 80s.

Now the outgoing owners are preparing for a night of emotion and sadness.

David Mason, a former rider, said: “It’s been so tough for us this year and we are deeply saddned that the situation has come to this where it looks like the chequered flag will fall for the last time on racing in Birmingham.

“We have given our all and at times my father has been badly affected with his health because of the stress we have been under this season with everything that has been thrown at us.

“I would urge everyone to come along and there will be an opportunity to walk the track after the final race to say farewell.

“Naturally this will be delayed if the team can pull off the comeback of all comebacks and I really hope they can, but there’s also a sense of reality in our preparation.

“With no firm offer on the table to take on the club, this is a very sad situation.”

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