Weymouth Wildcats Award Night
It was that time of the year to bring an official close to the 2018 Speedway Season for the Weymouth Wildcats.
This year the celebrations were a meal at The Old Spa in Weymouth and it was well attended by the team, management and sponsors.
Chesil Radio as always was by their side and started the presentations off with two awards: Chesil Radio's Rider Of The Year awarded to Bailey Fellows and then Chesil Radio's Commitment To Speedway awarded to James Jessop.
Nikki Latham who is the Chesil Radio track side commentator says: " The decision for rider of the year was hard, throughout the season it swung one way then another but finally fell to Bailey. The second award was an easy choice, James Jessop or as I call him "JJ", is always there with a smile on his face, always available and eager to chat on the radio so it had to be him to win this award."
Chesil Radio did give out some daft little gifts to everyone who attended and didn't forget the hard working dads too.
Jordan Bull, the Wildcats Captain, who has sadly been sidelined after an early season injury came along and gave an inspiring end of season speech, even though he was suffering with his voice on the night.
It was then over to the two main men, the management of the Wildcats, Martin Peters and James Tresadern to end the evening with their own awards. Their awards included Race of the Year: Weymouth V Birmingham SDL/MDL challenge - Jake & Bailey Fellows (although we do note that Bailey on that occasion was riding for Birmingham, tut tut!). Rider Of The Night: (chosen by selecting one rider at each meeting who was outstanding in one way or another and totally those votes): Jake Fellows. Rider's Rider Of Year: Bailey Fellows and finally Wildcats Manager's Rider Of The Year: Jake Fellows.
The Rider Of The Night was a tight result throughout the season and was discussed immediately after the meeting so it was fresh in the mind, but Chesil Radio thanks the Wildcats management for including us into this decision.
Chesil Radio would like to take this opportunity to thank the Weymouth Wildcats for their support as their official media partners during the season and all those other riders and management in the SDL teams who have taken time to speak to us. We would also like to thank the tracks for their hospitality at the away meetings but most of all Connor Dugard at Eastbourne's Arlington Stadium who has allowed us access all areas to continue our coverage of the Weymouth Wildcats.
We can announce that in 2019, the team is to get a little bigger with an extra pair of hands helping with the commentary, when available and also that the meetings themselves will be available as podcasts a few days after the meetings via the Chesil Radio and Weymouth Wildcats websites. We are also at early days of looking at how we may bring those National League meetings that preceed the SDL meetings to you too.
But for Chesil Radio the season never ends, so join us on the 24th November at 7pm, for our The First Bend, initially scheduled for one hour but as you always know if lots of people want to contribute we will extend it. The topic to lead the conversation this first show will be looking back at the Wildcats 2018 season, but also we will be chatting about curfews and how they affect the SDL meetings.
As always to keep up to date with the breaking news of the Weymouth Wildcats tune into Chesil Radio: http://www.chesilradio.com