Much has been said, written and discussed about Newcastle Speedway's future, so on Sunday, team manager and co-promoter took the centre green mic and addressed the crowd directly, as he had in his magazine notes as well.
"The financial situation regarding this club falls totally on Alan Hedley and Joan English who have to keep this club going.
"At the present time is seems that Alan and Sapphire Engineering will not be continuing past this season so at the moment I cannot categorically state that we will be operating in 2018.
"I am not saying we will not be running but I'm not saying we will be, however no doubt that will be misquoted in the forums!
"At the moment Steve Brock and I are working to make sure we do continue but those plans are being worked on and we have until the declaration time at the BSPA AGM in mid-November to declare our hand one way or another.
"Alan Hedley has done an excellent job with this club for such a long period starting as a team sponsor that it is not easy for him to leave and we can only thank him for all his superb efforts.
"So for the next few weeks we continue to work to make sure we run in 2018, and if anyone knows of any leads to sponsorship please get in touch with Steve or myself."