Vandals have caused more than £100,000 worth of damage to a Speedway training track in Workington.
A fire in the club house and slashes to the safety barriers have meant the team of volunteers have cancelled the Under 16 British Youth Championship, the biggest meeting on their calendar.
Paul Bickley, a volunteer a the track, said:
Workington lost another meeting to the weather when last night's fixture against Scunthorpe was scrapped.
The Comets now face a remarkable fixture crisis with 18 fixtures in the space of 28 days.
Berwick did get the action on against Sheffield on Saturday evening, and the Bandits won comfortably, which sets them up for tomorrow night's crucial fixture against Edinburgh.
George Hepburn is the Director of Berwick Bandits:
Simon O'Rourke looks ahead at the upcoming Speedway season for our regions teams, and what changes have been made since last year.
It's a case of out with the old, in with the new for Queen of the South. Workington have a double header in Speedway and Great Britain's ladies begin their quest to win the water polo world championships.
The speedway season is reaching a crescendo and the Comets are still alive in three competitions after they beat Edinburgh to stay afloat in the play-offs.
Workington were then leading Ipswich in the League Cup semi-final before that was abandoned.
They're still involved in the Knock-out cup, but they lost Saturday night's semi-final first leg at Newcastle by 18 points. Berwick Bandits still have the chance to salvage something from their frustrating season.
The win over Redcar Bears on Saturday means they're well placed to make progress in the Premier Clubs Trophy. The Bandits can make the final as long as they evade a big defeat when they go to Glasgow next Sunday.
Workington Comets had their home fixture against newcastle rained off at the weekend.
Track staff worked hard to clear the track but the incessant drizzle meant it wasn't in a fit state to race and safety would be an issue.
A re-arranged date hasn't been fixed yet.
In the Friday meeting Workington Comets lost to Edinburgh.
Berwick Bandits lost to Newcastle on Sunday in the league cup, after a disastrous start they finished well but ultimately lost.
The Comets could book their place in the knock-out stages of Speedway's League Cup this weekend. Workington are in Edinburgh tonight and host Newcastle on Saturday. Win both and the job's done.
Berwick Bandits could also progress, but they need a good weekend. They're home to Sheffield on Saturday and away in Newcastle on Sunday.
Hundreds of speedway fans are expected at Derwent Park today as Workington Comets host their open day.
Fans can meet the team and management and watch them complete some practice laps.
The season starts on Thursday with an away game to Sheffield before a home game against Redcar on Saturday. The VIP guest at that first home match has ben confirmed as Boyzone's Shane Lynch.