I'm still in charge, Louis senior

UNDERFIRE Ipswich speedway promoter John Louis today stressed: "I am staying in charge."He is to run the Evening Star Witches in 2004 whatever the future holds for his son Chris.

By Elvin King

UNDERFIRE Ipswich speedway promoter John Louis today stressed: "I am staying in charge."

He is to run the Evening Star Witches in 2004 whatever the future holds for his son Chris.

Louis junior is now a promoter in his own right and working on forward planning issues concerning the Foxhall Stadium-based club that finished 12 points adrift at the foot of the Sky Sports Elite League table.

It was the worse campaign for the Witches for over 40 years – with just six league wins. They failed to gain one aggregate bonus point and lost every one of their away matches.

Louis senior said: "Chris is doing some forward planning for us. To be a promoter next year he will have to be voted in again and I know he has other aspects in his life that he is looking to pursue.

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"Whatever happens I will remain in charge, as I have since I took over the reins at Foxhall Stadium in 1989.

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