Cobra's Garage Mahal to the Warriors for 2017
The Wight Warriors can now formally proudly announce that the backing of the club from Cobra's Garage Mahal will continue for the 2017 speedway season.
Warrior fans will recall that Steve Luxton AKA Cobra in the American version of Gladiators was a very early sponsor to throw his weight behind the efforts of Barry Bishop and Martin Widman that resulted in return of speedway to the Isle of Wight this year and has been with them from the start.
Warriors co-Promoter Barry Bishop said, "We are delighted to have the backing of Cobra's Garage Mahal for a second season. We knew that from our first fans forum when he did the live interview via FaceTime from the USA that it was the beginning of something special and it is in part thanks to his enthusiasm, commitment, passion, and belief in The Warrior Way that we achieved so much.
"Thank you Cobra and Cobras Garage Mahal for your continued support, belief and trust in the Warriors to represent your brand at team level and we look forward to a stonking 2017. I personally look forward to seeing you and the International Team Warrior in April when I hope to deliver a surprise or two of my own."
Cobra said of the sponsorship, "This year started with a huge commitment from Cobra's Garage Mahal and in doing so taking our sponsorship in the sport to a new level. With the growth of the collection from wonderful donations worldwide I have always tried to give back and that has mostly been in the way of helping young riders whenever possible but that changed in this last off season when Cobra's Garage Mahal was asked to be one of the main sponsors of the newly formed Isle of Wight WARRIORS."
"Pledging support for a team that was still being built and a stadium that had not been used in years was a little nerve-racking to say the least but any fears I may have had were put to rest when Chief Warrior Barry Bishop came to the Mahal to close our deal. Now as the season has come to an end on the Island and the shale dust has settled on an amazing comeback season I am here to say that Cobra's Garage Mahal wants to be first to renew its partnership and expand its support for the 2017 season! Thank you Warrior "family" for flying the Mahal flag so high this year. See you all next summer."
BACKGROUND INFORMATION: Cobra’s Garage Mahal in Florida, USA is owned by lifelong British speedway fan Steve Luxton, and he is a quite a character in that he is a former American Gladiator having appeared in TV series across the Atlantic as ‘Cobra,' and is well known within speedway circles for his love of the sport. His Garage Mahal premises in Florida is home to one of the largest speedway museums in the world.