Castleford Kings back in action

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CASTLEFORD Kings speedway team return to track action tomorrow (Friday) for the first time in 32 years.

A team representing the town will travel to the Brandon Stadium to race against the Coventry Mercia Vikings in a challenge match.

Representing the Kings will be Chris Widman, Adam Sheppard, Max Clegg and Niall Strudwick.

Team manager Pete Hibberd, who was involved with the orginal Castleford Kings team that raced at the former Whitwood Greyhound Stadium in 1979 and 1980, said: “We are to apply to the Midland Junior Development League over the close season to have the Kings included in that competition for the 2013 season.

“As we are still seeking the help of Wakefield Council to secure us a plot of land to construct our own stadium, we will be running our home fixtures at Scunthorpe speedway.”