July 17, 2024
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Chad Wirtzfield ready to kickstart his Speedway comeback with the Belle Vue Colts!

CHAD Wirtzfeld is ready to have another crack at the shale after nearly three years away, and says his choice of racing for Belle Vue in 2024 was a “no-brainer” to kickstart his comeback.

The 20-year-old from Poole has quite the commute to the National Speedway Stadium but is far from phased at the prospect of a 10-hour round trip to race in Manchester.

A familiar face on the Grasstrack and Long Track scene, Wirtzfeld last appeared in British Speedway in 2021 with the Eastbourne Eagles before the club sadly folded mid-season.

Since then, he has taken advantage of a few laps on the Isle of Wight and is now serious about reigniting his shale career and is excited at the prospect of starring for the Colts.

He said: “I’ve only raced the National Speedway Stadium once, many years ago and it didn’t perhaps go as well as I was hoping it would, but at that time I was still getting used to racing.

“I feel I’ve got a lot more experience now than I had then. My Grasstrack racing is going very well and I’ve spent the last couple of years doing everything I can in the UK and Europe to get my name out.

“When Mark [Lemon] called me about coming to Belle Vue, I feel it was a sign that now was a good time to come back into Speedway because I did enjoy it.

“And there’s no way anyone would pass up an opportunity to race on probably the best track in the country, and for me it’s a chance to really work hard on my skills.

“With the support network at Belle Vue, I know I’m in one of the best places I could possibly be to further my career, and I will try to do the best I can.

“I know I’m capable of scoring good points and I’d love to have a go, maybe, in the Championship, get some guest bookings there if I’m good enough but we’ll see where we get.”

2024 Season Tickets applications are now available online at BELLEVUE-SPEEDWAY.COM/SEASON-TICKETS, with the club offering a Premiership package or combined Premiership/NDL package.

Words: Hayley Bromley – Images: Mike Hinves/Ian Charles

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