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Bears Left Out To Dry After The Rain

    Redcar Bears fell to their first home defeat of the season against last season’s Premier league champions Edinburgh Monarchs. But it might have been so different if the heavens hadn’t opened. Until the rain brought an early interval after Heat 9 Redcar looked well on top but the Scottish team coped so much better with the trickier conditions to win 47-41 after the last heat.   Redcar Bears will be licking their wounds today wondering quite how this one got ....

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Bears Aim To Dethrone The Monarchs:

  Premier League reigning champions the Edinburgh Monarchs are at the South Tees Motorsport Park on Thursday evening when the Redcar Bears face them in the Premier Trophy Northern Group with tapes up at 7.30pm.   The Bears are strong contenders for a semi-final spot when the competition merges with the top Southern clubs but have to keep up their points momentum against formidable opposition whom they also meet away in Scotland on Friday evening.   The champions are a solid ....

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Redcar Bears Tame The Tigers

  Redcar Bears roared back to the top of the Premier Trophy north mini league with a comprehensive victory over Glasgow Tigers. Returning former Bears hero James Grieves tamed the track once more with a final heat win but on the night the Bears proved far too strong for him and his teammates.   Redcar got off to the perfect maximum points start with Gary Havelock and Robbie Kessler continuing their impressive form. Reserves Arlo and Benji were pegged back though as the Tigers ....

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James Grieves Back At The Motorpark

The 2007 Bear of the Year James Grieves returns to the South Tees Motorsport Park on Thursday evening to spearhead the Glasgow Tigers alongside another former Bear Shane Parker in the Premier Trophy North clash with tapes up at 7.30pm.   James was a consistent performer for the Bears in 2007 and 2008 at the South Bank circuit but opted to finish his long and glorious career with his original club in his native Scotland. James won league winners medals with Glasgow in the 1990s and with ....

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Bears Beat Comets In Night Of Drama

  Redcar Bears 48:42 Workington Comets   It was always likely to be competitive this A66 derby what with a big crowd making their way east from Workington and the Comets including 3 very strong heat leaders in their side. Fortunately Gary Havelock was right on song and Boro packed more punch lower down the order. But it was a night packed with incident and controversy along the way to a Redcar Bears victory.   Redcar came into the week ahead in the Northern section of the ....

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Comets In Powerful Collision

  The Workington Comets land at the South Tees Motorsport Park on Thursday evening in Premier Trophy at 7.30pm with one of the powerful heat leader trios in the Premier League. Australian Kevin Doolan is the official number one but Adrian Rymel and Andre Compton held that status at their previous clubs.   Doolan was a major factor in the success of the Kings Lynn Stars in recent seasons and was a quality close season signing for the Cumbrian side. Czech Republic international ....

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A Very Good Friday For Bears

  Redcar Bears 53-40 Sheffield Tigers   It was an excellent night’s work for Redcar Bears as they tamed the Tigers and the weather recording an emphatic Premier Trophy victory over Sheffield for the second time in two days.   It chucked it down just before this Good Friday evening meeting and as the drizzle continued the organisers pushed the event through as quickly as possible in case the spits and spots became a downpour. Credit to the riders though despite the ....

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Bears Pride At Stake In Easter Battle

    The Redcar Bears race a rare off night when they entertain the Sheffield Tigers in Premier Trophy action on GOOD FRIDAY from 7.30pm at the South Tees Motorsport Park off South Bank Road, Middlesbrough.   Four of the Bears' septet are former Sheffield riders with Ben Wilson having moved to the Teesside club this season after having been at the Yorkshire club since he was 15-years-old. This augurs well for the away visit to Sheffield on Thursday evening as Carl Stonehewer, ....

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Bears Beat Off The Bandits

  A gripping night’s speedway at South Bank went down to the very last (nominated) heat and a thrilling finale to a neck a neck Premier Trophy meeting. It was impossible to separate the two teams all night long. Redcar burned off into an early 4 point lead with a back on form Havvy and Robbie Kessler starting with maximum returns. Then Berwick Bandits pegged us back the very next heat and right up until the final few heats there was no more than 2 points in it.   Another big ....

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Bears Plan To Ambush Bandits

A competitive looking Berwick Bandits storm the South Tees Motorsport Park on Thursday evening at 7.30pm planning to plunder more Premier Trophy points from the Redcar Bears speedway team following a 53-40 victory over the Teessiders in the Borders last Saturday evening.   However, the Bears are themselves bursting with confidence after their away victory by 49 points to 44 at Newcastle Speedway on Sunday evening and a battle royal at the shale oval off South Bank Road, Middlesbrough is ....

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Bears Beat The Geordies

    It’s always nice to see Teesside defeating Tyneside and there can be no better way to launch a new speedway season than with a 51/40 scoreline to our favourite Redcar Bears.   The blend of youth and experience got off to a flier at South Tees Motor Sports Park. New signings Robbie Kessler, Carl Stonehewer and Ben Wilson all made an immediate impact weighing in with points a plenty. Thus ensuring Redcar take a very healthy 11 point lead up to Newcastle for the second ....

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Redcar Bears: Tapes Up On New Season

    The counting of days for local speedway fans will be over at 7.30pm on Thursday evening when the Redcar Bears face their North-East rivals the Newcastle Diamonds in a Challenge fixture at the South Tees Motorsport Park, off South Bank Road, Middlesbrough.      Both clubs have revamped their teams during the winter with more radical changes on Tyneside than Teesside. Both teams have received positive previews of their prospects for a successful season from the ....

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Proctor Rides On

    Ty Proctor has declared himself fit for the Bears Press and Practice session at the South Tees Motorsport Park on Thursday 1pm) despite being involved in a massive pile up in Heat 14 of the Prince of Wales at Newport Speedway on Sunday afternoon.   Poole's Jason Doyle fell directly in front of Proctor after the riders entered the first bend of the second lap with the young Bear having no chance of avoiding his fellow Australian and both riders cart-wheeled into Newport's ....

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Speedway - Costcutters Free Child Admission

  REDCAR Bears speedway have joined forces with an independent supermarket chain to promote FREE child admission as long as they are accompanied by an adult instore for the entire season.   Costcutters of Fabian Court, Eston, will be displaying an A3 size poster instore which will publicise that week's visitors to South Tees Motorsport Park.  The company has 1,200 customers passing through its doors each day and a brochure will be given to children requesting them.  As ....

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Redcar Bears Tyre Fund 2009

  LONG time Bears supporter Ed Sturman has come up with an idea to help raise funding for those riders in the Redcar Bears team that don’t have a sponsor paying for their tyres.  It was Ed’s idea to have a tyre fund for the Redcar Cubs last season and 21 people contributed £10 a month over seven months of the speedway season helping raise the magnificent sum of £1,470.  Ed is hoping that more people will be encouraged to support the Redcar Bears riders in ....

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Bears Buck The Trend

  The Redcar Bears speedway team are to enjoy a co-sponsorship for their 2009 Premier League campaign with the announcement that the Middlesbrough-based North East Bearings & Transmission Ltd of Riverside Industrial Park have agreed to supply the following: An undisclosed four figure amount. A product placement deal for every Redcar Bear to provide over a thousand pounds worth of bearings during the season. The provision of Ty Proctor's tyres.   The deal with see the ....

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Redcar Bears Take To The Airwaves

  The Redcar Bears speedway team will again enjoy co-promotion and coverage with two local radio stations for the 2009 Premier League campaign.   Commercial station Magic AM and BBC Tees will again support publicity and coverage of the Bears with some pre-season boosts on the agenda too.   For the week commencing March 16th each breakfast show presented by Alan Ross on Magic AM that weekday will have a competition with two free admission tickets per day as the prizes. This ....

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More Cubs In The Pipeline

  Despite the recent withdrawal of the Redcar Cubs from the third tier of professional speedway racing the policy of junior development will continue at the South Tees Motorsport Park under the direction of Cubs team manager Jason Pipe.   Jason will be organising a series of junior events embracing mini-matches after the Redcar Bears' Premier League meetings on a Thursday evening. These will be staged over five or six heats and are likely to be against teams from other areas of the ....

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Budgie Is Back But No Cubs

  22-year-old Arlo Bugeja has been invited back for his second full season as a Redcar Bear after agreeing terms with club boss Brian Havelock for the 2009 season.   The popular reserve who is based near Adelaide, Australia in the close season is contesting the Australian Championship series at present.   Commented Brian: 'Arlo and the team should benefit from re-visiting many tracks that were new to him last season but he knows he must perform to justify his ....

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Barry Is The Complete Deal

  Simpson Racing UK have been confirmed as the new Redcar Bears team sponsors for season 2009. Last season the company owned by former Middlesbrough, Newcastle and Hull speedway rider Barry Simpson were co-sponsors of the Redcar Cubs Third Division team. Barry remains active himself in the motorcycle world having changed from grasstrack racing to Enduro in recent years.   Now in a multi-thousand pound sponsorship Simpson Racing Uk will be the headline sponsors for both the Premier ....

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Havvy New Year!

    Redcar Bears' iconic captain Gary Havelock will again lead his local side into Premier League action in 2009 after finally agreeing terms with his own Dad!   Former World Champion Havelock Junior has been the Bears number one since the sport was relaunched on Teesside in 2006 and returned to his own roots - having started his career as a 16-year-old at the defunct Cleveland Park Stadium in Middlesbrough during the mid-1980s.   Commented Bears' boss Brian Havelock: ....

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Redcar Bears Re-sign Aussie Ace

PROCTOR TYS UP NEW CONTRACT:   2008 'Bear of the Year' Ty Proctor has agreed terms with new Redcar Bears promoter Brian Havelock and becomes the fifth rider to sign on the dotted line for the 2009 Premier League campaign which begins at the South Tees Motorsport Park, South Bank, Middlesbrough on Thursday March 26th with a challenge match against the Newcastle Diamonds.   The 21-year-old Australian not only won the fans vote as the outstanding rider last season but scooped the ....

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Bears Blend Youth And Experience In Season 2009

 New Redcar Bears Speedway promoter Brian Havelock has not let the grass grow under his feet since officially taking over the South Tees Motorsport Park outfit on Friday. Premier League legend Carl Stonehewer; popular ex-Bear Robbie Kessler; up and coming British youngster Ben Wilson and 2008 Conference League Riders' Champion Benji Compton have been unveiled as lined up to sign on the dotted line for the 2009 Bears after a busy weekend of negotiation with other Premier League ....

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Redcar Bears Future Secure

COUNCIL HAPPY TO HEAR BEARS' FUTURE IS SECURE   REDCAR and Cleveland Council is delighted that a new consortium is poised to take over speedway's ten year lease at the South Tees Motorsports Park to ensure the sport can continue next summer.   Redcar Bears outgoing promoter Glyn Taylor has confirmed: "I am the current leaseholder and I have now sold the company to Brian Havelock and his consortium. Upon the completion of that sale, which is now imminent, the Council will be paid ....

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Speedway Sponsor Appeal

Would you be interested in advertising on the new hospitality cabin at Redcar Bears? Steve Harland would like to hear from you. We have made a provisional agreement this morning to purchase in March 2009 a 32 ft portable cabin from a local company based over the road from the track through G.E.R Cabins, it will be fully refurbished with a sink unit to host hospitality at the track for £2,000 including delivery charges.  We previously hired one but having paid nearly £9,000 in ....

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