Thursday May 28, 2020
SHEFFIELD’S testimonial man Todd Kurtz says joining the club was the best move of his career.

Aussie ace Kurtz won the Championship with Tigers in 2017 and was lined up for another season with the club this year.

But on the eve of his celebration meeting the plug was pulled on the start of the season – and he’s now hoping his big night can go ahead next year.

Kurtz and brother Brady are based in Poole during the season. There’s no denying it’s a fine part of the UK but a long drive to South Yorkshire.

He said: “It seems silly to live in Poole and ride for Sheffield but Bailie House is my home away from home. We have a good set up there, we get looked after well and we can just do our own thing, we have loads of fun.

“Poole may be home to me but Sheffield has felt like home to me on the track.

“It was the best move I ever made. I’m not saying I haven’t enjoyed my time at any of the other clubs I’ve rode for but I have always felt comfortable and enjoyed every meeting at Owlerton.

“Maybe some more so than others, but I look forward to racing here every week. So a big thank you to the promotion and all the Tigers fans for giving me such enjoyable experiences here.”

Sheffield, like all other clubs, are awaiting the announcement expected by Boris Johnson at the start of July which will determine whether racing will be possible from August.

British Speedway bosses are continuing to look at different permutations for a fixture list and Sheffield are also keeping a close eye on the quarantine situation for people arriving in the UK with Spain dropping their quarantine policy on July 1. Nicki Pedersen, Jack Holder and Josh Grajczonek would be commuting throughout Europe racing in different leagues.

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