Ben Fund Heads To Peterborough

Latest News Thursday 16th December 2021, 7:17am

by Hayley Bromley

THE Speedway Riders Benevolent Fund is delighted to announce the return of the charity's flagship event, The Ben Fund Bonanza, at Peterborough on Sunday, March 27 at 2:00pm.

This welcome news comes nearly two years after the previous event, held at Scunthorpe in March 2020, before the UK was plunged into its first national lockdown.

But with life seemingly on its way back to normal, Ben Fund Trustees are thrilled to see the Bonanza back on the British Speedway calendar for 2022.

Peterborough's East of England Arena was the setting for the Panthers' Premiership triumph over Belle Vue last year and always delivers an exciting night of racing.

Ben Fund chairman Paul Ackroyd said: "The last two seasons for us have been exceptionally challenging, so we are of course delighted to see the return of the Bonanza.

"This meeting is more than just the traditional season opener for British Speedway. This event accounts for nearly 25 percent of our annual income to help injured riders.

"And what better setting for the Bonanza in 2022 than the track where the Premiership champions were crowned only a couple of months ago.

"We are very grateful to Keith Chapman and his brilliant team at Peterborough for putting the East of England Arena at our disposal for this event.

"I think this is the first time we've had the pleasure of staging it here, after our original plans to hold the meeting there in 2018 was scuppered by the infamous 'Beast from the East'.

"Planning is already underway for March 27. There's a lot of interest from riders and from supporters alike, which is very encouraging news.

"I am hopeful that we will attract a sizeable crowd for the return of the Bonanza. We are always well attended and I'm sure that will also be the case at the East of England Arena."

Further information regarding sponsorship opportunities, rider announcements and admission details will be communicated in due course.

Please stay tuned to our official website – srbf.co.uk – and our social media channels for all the latest Ben Fund Bonanza news and updates.