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Glyn Taylor In Takeover Talks

 Redcar Bears club owner Glyn Taylor has confirmed that talks are taking place with two interested parties for the acquisition of the Speedway rights at the South Tees Motorsport Park from season 2009. One is a consortium led by Bears team boss Brian Havelock and involves several local commercial contacts. The other is a credible figure in the sport at national level who has declared that he would plan to retain the current management team under all circumstances. There has been ....


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Crump Is Silver Champ

  Two times Aussie world champ Jason Crump turned on the class to race away with the Redcar Speedway Silver Helmet. The trophy that dates back to the very first year of UK speedway in 1928 had a worthy champion tonight and it was a phenomenal way to bring down the curtain on the speedway season.   Jason Crump took one look at the South Bank track and left everyone else for dust. It was an awesome display and such a privilege to watch one of the greatest riders of the modern era at ....


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Silver Helmet All Star Cast

Two World Champions top the bill as the prestigious South Tees Silver Helmet brings the 2008 Speedway season to a climax at the South Tees Motorsport Park off South Bank Road, Middlesbrough on Thursday evening with the rider parade at 7.20pm and tapes up for the first of 20 heats of individual racing at 7.30pm. Jason Crump of Belle Vue Aces and Australia plus Teesside's own Gary Havelock of Redcar Bears and England have achieved the sport's ultimate prize in their respective racing careers. ....


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Bears Nose Ahead In Cup Thriller

Half time in the Jack Young Shield and holders Redcar Bears are making a real fight of it to defend the national trophy. Redcar Bears take a slender 5 point lead into the second leg at Derwent Park, Workington on Saturday evening after a thrilling 48:43 point 1st leg victory.   It was a victory earned through real graft and the genius of exciting young Aussie flyer Ty Proctor whose 5 race 15 point maximum was an exceptional performance. With Havvy and James Grieves both for once ....


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Semi-final Week For The Bears

It's the tension and the glory of cup semi final action at Redcar Bears on Thursday. Can we defend our national trophy, the Jack Young Shield. Don't miss it.   The Redcar 'TLS' Bears face the Workington Comets in the first leg of the Jack Young Shield Semi-Final at the South Tees Motorsport Park, South Bank Road, Middlesbrough this Thursday evening with tapes up at 7.30pm. The second leg is at the Derwent Park Stadium on Saturday evening October 18th.   The Bears are defending the ....


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Stars Of Tomorrow

As the Redcar Bears management catch their breath after the Bears' stunning 60-33 away victory over Reading in the Jack Young Shield Quarter-Finals on Monday evening and the senior team prepares for the Semi-Finals with a provisional trip to opponents Berwick in the Borders on Saturday evening and the home leg against the Bandits on Thursday October 16th - the Cubs management of Jason Pipe and Steve Harland spring into action to organise a 'Stars of Tomorrow' individual meeting at the South ....


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Bears Strive For Double Success

The Redcar Bears start the defence of the Jack Young Shield - which they won at the climax of season 2007 - when they take on the Reading Racers at the South Tees Motorsport Park, off South Bank Road, Middlesbrough on Thursday evening from 7.30pm.   This is the first leg of the Quarter-Finals with the second leg at the Smallmead Stadium, Reading on Sunday October 5th from 6pm.   The Racers beat the Bears by 48 points to 42 at the Motorpark on June 19th in a Premier League fixture ....


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Redcar Cub Wins National Title

Redcar Cub Benji Compton won the Conference League Riders' Championship at Rye House Speedway on Saturday evening with a 14 point tally. Runner-up was Byron Bekker of Scunthorpe Saints on 13 points.   Benji follows in the tyre tracks of Andy Howe who won the inaugural Championship at this Divisional level for the Cleveland Bays in 1994.   It’s a fantastic achievement for Benji who almost quit the sport earlier in the season. He was talked out of retirement by Redcar Bears ....


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Narrow Defeat But Still In It

  The young Redcar Cubs were defeated in the very last heat of a thrilling national semi final at South Tees Motor Sports Park last night but are still very much in it for the second away leg.   A big crowd turned out to support the Redcar Cubs bid for Conference League glory last night against Boston Barracudas. The Cubs qualified for the play offs by winning their last four meetings including a last heat victory against Boston. Last night it went down to the wire again but ....


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Cubs Play Off Tonight

REDCAR CUBS V BOSTON BARRACUDAS   It's a significant night in the recent history of the return of Speedway to Teesside this evening at the South Tees Motorsport Park, off South Bank Road, Middlesbrough when the Redcar 'TLS/Simpson Racing UK' Cubs face the Boston Barracudas in the first leg of the Conference League Play-Off Semi-Finals from 7.30pm.   For with the senior team winning the Premier League Young Shield play-offs in 2007 then the Cubs will be seeking to bring their own ....


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Bears Bow Out On A Win And A High

Redcar Bears finished their final home league fixture with 51-40 point win over Stoke Potters. The scoreline sounds emphatic enough but it was a hard fought victory with excellent racing throughout. The near flawless excellence of Redcar’s big three Havvy, James Grieves and Ty Proctor saw the Teessiders home but they were pushed all the way by the side from the Potteries.   It was tight for so long Havvy winning the first heat by Stoke guest heat leader Shane Parker and Buzz ....


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Bears Final Premier Fling

Redcar Bears v Stoke Potters   The Redcar Bears look forward to wrapping up their home Premier League campaign in style when they entertain the Stoke Potters at the South Tees Motorsport Park on Thursday (tomorrow) evening from 7.30pm. The Bears have been in good form since the return of their top five although several ended the 48-41away victory at Stoke on Sunday among the walking wounded.   Ty Proctor suffered ligament damage to his right foot in a bizarre accident as he rode ....


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Cubs Reach Play Offs

REDCAR CUBS are through to the Conference League play offs following comprehensive victories against Weymouth and Sittingbourne on Saturday afternoon at South Tees Motorsport Park.  The Cubs now join Boston Barracudas, Plymouth Devils and Weymouth Wildcats, having jumped above reigning champions Scunthorpe and currently lying second in the table. It is an amazing achievement when you consider the Cubs had to win their last four home meetings to cross the line.   The Cubs will ....


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Bears Maul League Leaders

  A superb victory last night for Redcar Bears defeating league leaders Edinburgh in front of a big noisy crowd. It was a night of exceptional speedway when the consistency of the Bears top guns shot proved too much for the team from north of the border.   Last time Edinburgh arrived at South Bank the Bears took a real hammering in the Cup. Since Chris Kerr has returned to fitness there has been a real transformation of fortunes at Redcar and last night showed exactly what might ....


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Can Bears Beat League Leaders?

Redcar Bears v Edinburgh Monarchs etc   LEAGUE LEADERS ON RAMPAGE   Premier League leaders the Edinburgh Monarchs are the exciting opposition for the Redcar Bears at the South Tees Motorsport Park this evening (Thursday) with tapes up at 7.30pm.   Although the Scottish septet beat a Bears team in the Knockout Cup in May the home side is now back to full strength after a series of injuries across the season. They will need to be on top form however against a team that has ....


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Dramatic Win For Cubs

  It was the turn of Redcar Cubs to entertain the speedway crowd at South Bank tonight and they didn’t disappoint. Needing to win the last four meetings to qualify for the play offs the Conference side easily won the first of two matches tonight. But could they do the double? It would take a last heat decider to decide their fate.   Everyone got their moneys worth tonight in a double meeting at Redcar speedway. The young Cubs of the Conference League had to win both matches ....


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Early Start For The Cubs:

It's a 6.30pm start for Speedway fans at the South Tees Motorsport Park, South Bank, Middlesbrough this Thursday evening when the Redcar 'TLS/Simpson Racing UK' Cubs take on both the Rye House Cobras and the Boston Barracudas in a Conference League double-header.   Cubs team manager Jason Pipe has clearly outlined to his squad that they must win both these matches and the forthcoming home fixtures against the Weymouth Wildcats and the Sittingbourne Crusaders in order to qualify for the ....


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Bears Win Tyne Tees Trophy

Redcar Bears 98-73 Newcastle Diamonds (cumulative score at time of abandoned 2nd leg)   Redcar Bears recorded an emphatic victory over old enemies Newcastle Diamonds to hold onto the Tyne Tees Trophy. Redcar had already won the away leg in Newcastle 48-42 and dominated from the start of tonight’s 2nd leg. Sadly the meeting had to be abandoned early after Newcastle rider Mitchel Davey needed hospital treatment following a 3 bike pile up. With two races still to race Redcar were ....


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Bears To Rub Salt In Wound

Redcar Bears v Newcastle Diamonds   The Redcar Bears face the Newcastle Diamonds in the second leg of the Tyne- Tees Trophy this evening (Thursday) at the South Tees Motorsport Park, South Bank, Middlesbrough with tapes up at 7.30pm. The Bears lead 48-42 following their away victory at the Newcastle Stadium last Sunday evening.   The Diamonds are spearheaded by young Englishman Jason King who has been one of the success stories of the Tynesiders' season and who has accepted an ....


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Bears Shoot Down Tigers

Redcar Bears 55-38 Glasgow Tigers   There was an emphatic victory tonight for Redcar Bears at South Bank tonight, overpowering Glasgow Tigers by 55 points to 38. After looking dead and buried early on the Scottish based team gave us a scare midway through the meeting with a spirited revival. In the end Gary Havelock’s troops were far too strong. A great way to go into the Tyne Tees trophy against the old enemy.   It was a night of nostalgia at Redcar Bears with the golden ....


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Parker Back To Add Teeth To Tigers

A return to Thursday Premier League action this evening for Redcar Bears speedway. Just a mile east along the A66 from the Riverside get along and cheer on our local heroes who crushed Newcastle Diamonds last week.   One of the Premier League's leading stars Shane Parker has returned to the Glasgow Tigers line-up in time for this evening's Premier League visit to the South Tees Motorsport Park, South Bank, Middlesbrough to take on the Redcar Bears from 7.30pm.   Australian ....


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All Change For Cubs

PIPE RINGS THE CHANGES FOR CUBS’ PLAY-OFF HOPES   REDCAR CUBS team manager Jason Pipe has been forced into making changes to his squad following disappointing defeats in Dorset and Derbyshire last weekend. Pipe has signed three new riders in a bid to get the Cubs play-off title hopes back on track.  Former Glasgow rider James Cockle, former Newcastle & Berwick rider Adam McKinna and an unknown Australian called Lee Berjos have all agreed terms.   Cockle, based in ....


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Tyne Tees Showdown Tomorrow

Redcar Bears v Newcastle Diamonds - Tomorrow SPARKLING LINE UP FOR THE DIAMONDS:   The Newcastle Diamonds are back at full strength for their visit to the South Tees Motorsport Park, South Bank, Middlesbrough now tomorrow (night) Friday at 7.30pm.   The twice postponed meeting was moved back from tonight to give the track chance to dry out after a week of heavy rainfall. Touch wood that the dreaded wet stuff doesn’t return.   When the original staging was scheduled ....


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Cubs On The Road

Redcar Cubs have been on the road in their Conference League campaign. Short on top riders they crashed to a defeat but then bounced back to cruise it against the Crusaders. v PLYMOUTH DEVILS:   A predictable 24pt defeat (34-58pts) for the Cubs down in deepest Devon who were minus Aaron Summers, put on a determined display and gave debuts to Benji Compton, Mick Mitchell & Richard Lawson.  The R/R facility was utilised and Richard Lawson, the son of former Workington ....


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Bears Defeat Islanders

Redcar Bears 52-41 Isle of Wight Islanders   A big win for Redcar Bears and some superb speedway enthralled the crowd tonight at South Bank. Fortunately the wet weather stayed away to allow everyone to enjoy a top night’s entertainment and an emphatic victory.   With rain expected at any time the organisers raced through the match programme but that only added to the thrills and fortunately no spills. Fresh from battering the old enemy Newcastle away on Sunday night Redcar ....


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