Oaktree Arena

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The Oaktree Arena is a speedway racing track located near Highbridge, Somerset, England,[1] and is built alongside the M5 motorway. The track, which was constructed by Australian rider Glyn Taylor, is 300 metres (330 yd) in length, with banking around the edge for spectators.

Speedway[edit]

Speedway was introduced in 2000. The team were founded by promoter Andy Hewlett and named the Somerset Rebels, entering the Conference League.[2] Hewlett had been searching for a venue in Somerset to host speedway for some time, when he was offered the site by a local farmer who had hosted banger meetings (cars) there a couple of times.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bamford, R & Jarvis J.(2001). Homes of British Speedway. ISBN 0-7524-2210-3
  2. ^ Lethbridge, T (January 2004). Speedway in the South West. NPI Media Group. ISBN 0-7524-2915-9. 

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Coordinates: 51°13′49″N 2°57′21″W / 51.23028°N 2.95583°W / 51.23028; -2.95583