Oaktree Arena

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Oak Tree Arena

The Oaktree Arena is a speedway racing track located near Highbridge, Somerset, England,[1] and is built alongside the M5 motorway.[2] The track, which was constructed by Australian rider Glyn Taylor, is 300 metres (330 yd) in length, with banking around the edge for spectators. There is also a restaurant which can be hired for weddings and events.[3] It is also used for property auctions,[4] and car boot sales.[5] The site also hosts a golf driving range.[6]

Speedway[edit]

Speedway was introduced in 2000. The team were founded by promoter Andy Hewlett and named the Somerset Rebels, entering the Conference League.[7] 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.[8][9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bamford, R & Jarvis J.(2001). Homes of British Speedway. ISBN 0-7524-2210-3
  2. ^ "Contact and how to find us". Somerset Rebels. Retrieved 30 September 2016. 
  3. ^ "The Oaktree". Burnham on Sea. Retrieved 30 September 2016. 
  4. ^ "Property & Land Auctions". Tamlyns Professional. Retrieved 30 September 2016. 
  5. ^ "Oak Tree Arena Car Boot Sale". UK Car Boots. Retrieved 30 September 2016. 
  6. ^ "The Oaktree". What's On Bristol. Retrieved 30 September 2016. 
  7. ^ Lethbridge, T (January 2004). Speedway in the South West. NPI Media Group. ISBN 0-7524-2915-9. 
  8. ^ "Somerset: Dickson to Remain at Oak Tree Arena". Speedway Great Britain. Retrieved 30 September 2016. 
  9. ^ "Hancock gains promoter's licence". Somerset Live. 26 February 2009. Retrieved 30 September 2016. 
  10. ^ "Speedway's Newest Promoter - The Girl with a Track in her Back Garden". Retrieved 30 September 2016. 

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