Isle of Man News - POSTED Thu 11-01-2007

Stock Cars to stay at Onchan Stadium

by Manx Radio

The Isle of Man Cycling Association says it's extremely disappointed at Onchan Commissioners' rejection of plans for a velodrome at the Nivison Stadium.

Instead, members have granted a 7 year lease to Onchan Raceway and it will remain a venue for go-karting and stock car racing.

According to the association, the decision is surprising, given its plans to invest half a million pounds into the facility.

In a strongly worded statement, it accused the commissioners of 'snubbing health based activities', but spokesman Steve Shimmin, says their reaction could have been even stronger:

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