LEE Kilby was delighted by the entertainment value on offer to speedway supporters at the Abbey Stadium on Sunday, but accepts business decisions will need to be made regarding Swindon Sprockets’ future.

Five hundred people were required to pass through the turnstiles for the Sprockets management to break even for Sunday’s meeting.

And while no official attendance is yet to be confirmed, the Robins co-promoter admitted he expected more people to attend when glancing at the crowd on the main grandstand terraces.

Kilby and Sprockets boss Dale Curson have made no secret of their intention to run a team either at third tier level or development league level next season.

But it would seem support from the Swindon faithful would have to increase if additional meetings outside of Swindon Robins’ fixture list are to be hosted.

Kilby said: “We will look at the numbers. It looks okay, but it doesn’t look as good as I thought.

“People are crying out for more speedway, but for one reason or another you sometimes don’t get the gates you want when you put those extra meetings on.

“But the afternoon has been really enjoyable, and Dale (Curson) did a fantastic job as manager.

“At the end of the day, the sport is business. I’m all for youth speedway, we want to offer that opportunity to ride for the next generation.

“But running the Sprockets cannot in anyway be detrimental to the success of the Robins.

“If people turn out to support the Sprockets, great. But if they don’t, we might have to re-think it.”

Yesterday’s meeting produced a series of thrilling races, including an eye-catching display from teenage reserves Dan and Joe Thompson.

The brothers scored 14+5 between them, and appear to be destined for a bright future in the sport.

Kilby added: “It was a brilliant meeting, it really was.

“There were certainly a couple of standout races and all the boys proved why we wanted them in the team.”