Workington Comets have announced early this morning that they are withdrawing from the 2019 Speedway Championship.
Owner Laura Morgan was 'forced to admit defeat' due to financial problems.
The Comets have been a part of the second tier for over twenty years and aim to return to the track in 2020, but for now will apply to the BSPA to have their license 'put on ice'.
For so many reasons this is one of the hardest decisions I have ever had to make in my life."
Reactions of the news are coming in on Twitter.