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Thomas Armstrong to sponsor 2016 Comets
Wed 17 Feb 2016 by Comets Press Office
Thomas Armstrong are to continue as the Comets main team sponsor in 2016.
Workington Speedway are delighted to announce that long-time sponsors of the club; Thomas Armstrong Limited, will be continuing in their role as the Comets main team sponsor for an incredible tenth successive year; making it one of the longest-running team sponsorships in the sport.

Thomas Armstrong Limited is a local firm, based at Flimby just outside Workington, that was established back in 1830 and, not only are they one of the biggest local employers they are also a nationally recognised brand within the construction sector; with their core business of construction services, the supply of aggregates and the manufacture of quality building products including bespoke joinery, timber frames, pre-cast concrete and concrete blocks.

Club owner Laura Morgan said: “It is fantastic news to have Thomas Armstrong back on board as our main sponsor for 2016.

“Their CEO, Keith Denham, who has been one-hundred-percent behind us since selling the club to us at the end of 2012, has yet again shown his love for his local speedway club; and we are hugely grateful for his, and for Thomas Armstrong's, valued support.

“The backing of such a high profile and well respected Cumbrian-based businesses is invaluable to us and we are very appreciative of their continued support of the Comets as we embark on what we hope will be a successful season for all parties.

“Additionally, as we have stated previously, the assistance we have gained from Keith Denham and Thomas Armstrong with regard to the track and equipment is fundamental to the great racetrack we have at Derwent Park, all of which was instrumental in us being named as the ‘Premier League Track of the Year' last season.”

Thomas Armstrong's first involvement with the Comets came in 1999 when they became the main sponsor of club legend Carl Stonehewer – and their involvement helped save the day for ‘Stoney' when his van and equipment were stolen just days before his appearance at the Grand Prix Challenge at Lonigo in Italy.

Having qualified for the Grand Prix series from that meeting they became Carl Stonehewer's main sponsor for most of his time with the club, which of course included the three years he appeared on the world stage as a Grand Prix rider from 2000 to 2002, with Thomas Armstrong's name and logo displayed to a global tv audience.

During that time they also sponsored Swedish rider Peter I Karlsson when he was with the club, with ‘Stoney' and ‘PK' becoming successful regular riding partners in heats 13 and 15 in their matching Thomas Armstrong kevlar race-suits.

Thomas Armstrong then became the Comets main team sponsor in 2004 and 2005 and, after a one season break, they returned as main team sponsor in 2007 and they have continued to be so ever since; making them the Comets main team sponsor for twelve seasons in total. During this period they have also sponsored several other Comets riders in some form, in what has proved to be a very successful partnership for both parties.

Further details of the Thomas Armstrong Group can be found at:
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