BERWICK Bandits Speedway are hoping to secure planning permission for extra practice sessions on the Shielfield Park track when staging national and international meetings.
The club has submitted an application requesting permission for practice sessions for a maximum of two hours between 11.30am and 2.30pm on the Saturday of such a fixture.
However, its application to Northumberland County Council states that it would be for a maximum of two times per season.
The club held its first ever FIM (Grand Prix Qualifier) event last July which attracted a crowd of nearly 3,000 despite dreadful weather.
Visitors and the speedway governing bodies were so impressed with the event that Shielfield has been awarded another international event in August and the possibility of a future national event.
The club says that competitors in a national or international meeting must be given the chance to practise beforehand, especially as the majority will not have raced at Shielfield before.
The club also stresses that the normal Saturday evening restrictions will be adhered to and that strictly no racing will be permitted during the practice session.
Its application also points out that the event will bring business for accommodation providers.