Last Sunday’s speedway meeting was described as a “success” by Buxton Hitmen, after the club laid on a special fundraising extravaganza.
The event was organised by former Hitman captain Dean Felton with the aim to raise as much money as possible in order for the club to purchase a mandatory airfence, as per new incoming rules for the 2014 season.
Without the fence in place, the club will be unable to compete during what it hopes will be a 20th anniversary season.
Felton approached a number of riders with regards to their interest in participating in the event.
Riders were permitted to ride any ride of their choice with all cash received through tickets and sponsorship going straight into the airfence fund.
Hitmen boss Jayne Moss said: “It was a great day for everyone. Some of the riders hadn’t ridden for a number of years but they all put on a show for the spectators and enjoyed themselves in what was our last meeting of the season.
“Our thanks go to everyone who helped make the day such a success. A special thanks must go to Dean who spent a lot of time and effort in organising the whole event which swelled the fund considerably.
“We still need to continue the fund raising as we will be looking to cover the total cost of the airfence in instalments but we now have enough for a good deposit and can move forwards.”
Anyone who is interested in sponsoring a panel of the fence can do so for £450.
Interested parties are asked to contact Richard or Jayne through the official website or on 07979 640198.
Visit the club’s website www.buxtonhitmen.co for more information.