SPEEDWAY: TEENAGER Jack Parkinson-Blackburn revealed he is ‘devastated’ after being left out of Birmingham Brummies’ plans for next season.
The 17-year-old, who skippered the Brummies during last year’s National League campaign, vowed to bounce back though and wished the Perry Bar outfit his very best for the forthcoming season.
Based in Ossett, Parkinson-Blackburn already has one contract tied up for next season – in the Championship with Glasgow – but he’ll have to wait a little longer to find out if he’ll line up in the National League.
“It came as a shock when I discovered I wasn’t in Birmingham’s team plans,” said Parkinson-Blackburn.
“I’m really sad to be leaving a great club and want to stress there has been no falling out.
“I wish him and the team every success.
“I love everything about Birmingham – the track, team and the supporters.
“But I do take away some great memories and being part of the 2017 team was unbelievable.
“I must also thank Denise and Graham Drury, who looked after me so well.
“Being made captain last year was a huge privilege – I was so desperate to win something but we fell just short.”
Despite the setback, the former Brummies skipper is now eyeing a positive year in the Championship and revealed he’s still keen to race in the National League next year.
He said: “I’m really looking forward to riding for Glasgow.
“Hopefully I can get a spot in the National League too. Birmingham will always have a special place in my heart though.”