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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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Bears Face Solid Septet

The Redcar Bears speedway team face one of the most balanced sides in British Speedway when the Isle of Wight Islanders visit the South Tees Motorsport Park this evening (Thursday) with the first race at 7.30pm.   The Island club - founded by Bears' Director of Operations Gareth Rogers in 1996 - have no outstanding heat leaders but track a team whose averages are very similar and who are capable of outscoring any side's middle order.   This puts pressure on the performance of ....


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Lawson To Make Cubs Debut

Richard Lawson makes his Speedway debut for the Redcar Cubs on this coming weekend's Southern tour. Richard who is 22 and comes from Maryport in Cumbria is the Son of former Workington and Glasgow rider Steve Lawson. Richard is a very good Moto Cross rider and has recently been encouraged to take up Speedway by Workington owner Keith Denham, who is a regular watcher of Moto Cross.   I noticed Richard at a recent Workington second half just going around ....


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Cubs Rocked By Emerson Decision

  The Redcar TLS/SimpsonRacing Uk Cubs have been rocked this week by the announcement from Martin Emerson that he would like to sit out the remainder of the 2008 CL season.   Martin called me to let me know that he has had to make this decision because he was no longer enjoying his racing and doesn't want the pressures of league racing at this moment in time. He is also fed up with having to pay out for costly repairs of late, which have either resulted from his own doing by ....


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Local Derby Has Extra Edge:

Redcar 'TLS' Bears v Newcastle Diamonds   The build up to the most anticipated fixture of the Premier League season at the South Tees Motorsport Park on Thursday evening at 7.30pm - the Redcar Bears versus the Newcastle Diamonds has been given added spice after controversial statements about the South Bank circuit by Newcastle boss George English in a new book.   In Chapter 34 of 'Concrete for Breakfast' by top speedway author Jeff Scott - Geordie George states: 'The ....


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Bears Hammer Sheffield

Redcar Bears smashed Sheffield Tigers by a resounding 54-39 point margin last night at South Bank. But sadly it was victory at a cost as Dan Giffard took a horrendous tumble unable to avoid the fallen Ricky Ashworth on the first bend. Dan just back after injury had to be taken to hospital for checks on a sore neck and shoulder. We wish him a speedy return.   It was a late late finish last night well after 10 o’clock because Dan Giffard being taken for precautionary x-rays. It just ....


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Speedway Triple Treat

Speedway tonight and it’s a festival of speedway at the South Tees Motorsport Park off South Bank Road, Middlesbrough this week with speedway action on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.   This Tuesday evening the Redcar Bears stage the Premier League fixture postponed last Friday evening against the Sheffield Tigers. The Bears will be back at full strength for the first time since March 30th with Chris Kerr, Daniel Giffard and Arlo Bugeja having recovered from their various ....


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Speedway Cancelled

This evening's Redcar Bears home Speedway meeting v Sheffield has been postponed due to the persistent rain. The fixture will now be moved until next Tuesday. Redcar drew 45-45 at Sheffield last night. A very good result against a team tipped to top the table. Redcar are clearly in a hurry to go places and make up for lost time having finally returned to full strength for the first time since March. So fans will have to wait until next Tuesday evening to welcome back Chris Kerr from ....


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Bears Back At Full Strength

Speedway: Redcar Bears v Sheffield Tigers   It’s going to be a fantastic Friday tomorrow at the speedway when for the first time since March 30th the Redcar Bears speedway team will be back to their original line-up. That means returns after injury for Dan Giffard, Arlo Bugeja and long term victim Californian Chris Kerr. Not only that but skipper Gary Havelock will be saying his thank yous to all who have donated to help pay his wages. All in all it should be an emotional ....


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Bears Spike Scorpions

Redcar Bears edged ahead when it mattered right at the end of the tightest of meetings against Scunthorpe Scorpions. With storm clouds looming overhead Redcar weren’t prepared to hang about any longer and left Scunny standing in the final three decisive heats.   Oh and if we are talking about storm clouds there was a fantastic silver lining afterwards as popular California kid, Chris Kerr roared round the track in his first run out since his double leg break. It will be great to ....


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