Tonight (Thursday) speedway will come together at The Andrew Younie Smallbrook Stadium to celebrate the life of Bryn Williams – the Wightlink Warriors former stadium announcer and press officer who died last year.

Admission to the meeting is free, thanks to generous local and national sponsorship. Any surplus funds will be donated to the Speedway Riders Benevolent Fund Charity.

The main event will see the Wightlink Warriors take on the nomadic Weymouth Wildcats in a 15 heat challenge fixture which will be supported by demonstration races by ‘The Men In Black’ on their vintage bikes.

There will also be flying lap record attempts and lots of off track activities for the whole family.

Co-Promoter Barry Bishop said:

Bryn was a speedway legend having held nearly ever post imaginable at one time or another. I felt that we must pay tribute to him and recognise the huge amount of time he devoted to the sport, not only here on the Island , but at other tracks where he had an involvement.

“It is an honour and privilege to be able to stage this event and in doing so I am especially delighted to be able to welcome Bryn’s daughter Carys and her husband as our Guests of Honour. Making this a free event will, I hope, draw many new faces to Smallbrook.

“The Warriors are big on community, inclusiveness and fun and I will be going out of my way to ensure that everyone has a great time and will want to return.”

Gates open at 5.30pm with the rider parade at 6.45pm and the first race at 7pm.