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Redcar Bears Are Back In Action Tonight

  Redcar Bears start their 2015 season this evening with a challenge meeting against our friends just across the A66, the Workington Comets. This meeting starts at 7:30pm. It is a new look Redcar \'Ecco Finishing Supplies\' Bears team this year, with only 3 members of last year’s team returning. 2013 and 2014 rider of the year Hugh Skidmore, 2014 Silver Helmet winner Jan Graversen and popular Pole Rafal Konopka are the returnees to the newly renamed Media Prima Arena. Redcar ....


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Dubai-based Firm Takes Naming Rights For The Redcar Bears’ Home

Redcar Bears will ride the 2015 season at the newly christened Media Prima Arena after a company based in the United Arab Emirates today confirmed that it has acquired naming rights for the club’s South Tees Motorsport Park base.  In one of the few such deals in speedway, and certainly the first with a foreign firm, a Dubai based media firm has agreed a one year deal with Promoter Brian Havelock, with a rolling option to extend the arrangement into the future. Media Prima ....


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South Tees Silver Helmet

The curtain falls on the Redcar\'s speedway season on Thursday for the Redcar \'Ecco Finishing Supplies\' Bears. The sport\'s oldest and longest-running individual speedway competition which was first held at the Cleveland Park Stadium in 1928 - the Teesside Silver Helmet - is staged again at the South Tees Motorsport Park with tapes up at 7.30pm. Twelve riders are pencilled in to contest the twelve heat format with two semi finals and a final to find the winner. The seven Bears team members ....


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Can Redcar Finish By Giving Rye House The Rocket?

It only seems like yesterday that the speedway season began, but here we are, with the last Premier League meeting at the South Tees Motorsports Park this evening (first race 7:30). Redcar \'Ecco Finishing Supplies\' Bears v Rye House \'Silver Ski\' Rockets - Thursday 4th September - Premier League - 7:30pm start The Redcar \'Ecco Finishing Supplies\' Bears lock horns with one of the best known teams in the sport, the Rye House Rockets. It’s been one of the worst ....


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Redcar Racing For Pride V Scunny Scorpions

After Monday’s unfortunate postponement of the Bears meeting at Scunthorpe and the rearranged date for Wednesday, tonight’s meeting now makes this a two day double header for the Redcar \'Ecco Finishing Supplies\' Bears against a solid looking \'Fluid Air Power\' Scunthorpe Scorpions. Redcar \'Ecco Finishing Supplies\' Bears v Scunthorpe \'Fluid Air Power\' Scorpions - Premier League - Thursday 28th August - 7:30pm start This is the second time these two sides meet in a league ....


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Redcar Aiming For Sheffield Double Header

The Redcar \'Ecco Finishing Supplies\' Bears return from a week’s break last week to host the now customary, back to back, meetings with Yorkshire rivals the Sheffield \'Window Centre\' Tigers. Firstly the Bears travel to Owlerton park for the away match on their usual Thursday evening (7:30pm start) and so host them at the South Tees Motorsports Park on Friday @ 7.30. Redcar Bears v Sheffield Tigers - Premier League - Thursday 21st August @ ....


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Can Bears Bite Back At Bandits?

A new fixture system is being tried out this season to give teams extra meetings. On top of the usual home and away meetings, four further meetings have been added (two home and two away) against pre chosen teams. At home the Bears have been drawn with Scunthorpe and Berwick, and it’s the Berwick \' New Holland\' Bandits who return to the South Tees Motorsports Park this Thursday to take on the Redcar \'Ecco Finishing Supplies\' Bears. Redcar ‘Ecco Finishing Supplies’ Bears ....


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Tees Tyne Battle Tonight At Speedway

Tonight the Redcar \'Ecco Finishing Supplies\' Bears welcome to the South Tees Motorsports Park, our favourite enemy, the Newcastle Diamonds in this seasons league encounter (7:30pm start). Two home wins on the run for the Bears and a hat-trick would be nice for the Bears fans with the Diamonds in town. Redcar ‘Ecco Finishing Supplies’ Bears v Newcastle ‘Sapphire Engineering’ Diamonds – Premier League – 31st July – 7:30pm start Back in ....


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Can Bears Hit Back V Comets?

Another Thursday comes around and this week the Redcar \'Ecco Finishing Supplies\' Bears welcome to the South Tees Motorsports Park the Workington Comets (7:30pm start). Redcar ‘Ecco Finishing Supplies’ Bears v Workington Comets – Premier League – Thursday 17th July – 7:30pm start Workington so far have had a blighted season, with injuries to key riders and more than their fair share of abandoned meetings. Redcar so far have completed fifteen fixtures, with ....


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Can Bears Bounce Back And Beat Berwick Bandits?

This evening the Redcar \'Ecco Finishing Supplies\' Bears will be hoping to bounce back from last week’s defeat against the runaway league leaders, Edinburgh Monarchs. The Bears welcome to the South Tees Motorsports Park, local rivals, Berwick \'New Holland\' Bandits who will be making the short trip down the Motorway for the meeting. Redcar \'Ecco Finishing Supplies\' Bears v Berwick \'New Holland\' Bandits - Premier League - Thursday 10th July - 7:30pm start A pretty successful ....


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Can The Bears Shoot Down Unbeaten Monarchs?

The summer days are flying by and another Thursday comes along with the Redcar \'Ecco Finishing Supplies\' Bears biggest challenge to date, a speedway meeting against the runaway, and so far unbeaten, league leaders... the Edinburgh \'Scotwaste\' Monarchs. And on Friday evening, Redcar make the return trip up to Scotland to Armadale stadium (both 7:30pm starts). Redcar Bears vs Edinburgh Monarchs - Premier League - Thursday 3rd July and Friday 4th July - 7:30pm starts Published 1st July ....


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Can The Bears Upset The Plymouth Devils

  After a gap of 3 weeks, speedway returns to the South Tees Motorsports Park, this evening (Thursday 12th) with a 7-30pm start. The Redcar ‘Ecco Finishing Supplies’ Bears welcome the Plymouth ‘Skills Group’ Devils, in a league encounter. Redcar ‘Ecco Finishing Supplies’ Bears v Plymouth ‘Skills Group’ Devils – Premier League – Thursday 12th June – 7:30pm start Back in early May, the Bears beat a stubborn ....


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Can Bears Be-witch Ipswich?

This week the Redcar 'Ecco Finishing Supplies' Bears have back to back meetings verses the Ipswich 'Sackers' Witches. Firstly the Bears travelled away to the Witches Foxhall Stadium on Wednesday evening, and then host Ipswich at the South Tees Motorsports Park the following evening on Thursday. Tapes up 7-30pm. Redcar ‘Ecco Finishing Supplies’ Bears v Ipswich ‘Sackers’ Witches – Premier League Wednesday 21st May at Ipswich/Thursday 22nd May at Redcar – ....


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Bears Hope To Claw Back Tees- Tweed Trophy From The Bandits

  Way back in March, the Redcar 'Ecco Finishing Supplies' Bears double postponement against the Berwick ' New Holland' Bandits was pencilled in for this Thursday, tapes-up 7-30. Up for grabs is the Tees/Tweed Trophy where the Bandits hold a healthy twenty point lead from their legs 57-37 victory over the Bears. Redcar ‘Ecco Finishing Supplies’ Bears v Berwick ‘New Holland’ Bandits – Tees Tweed Trophy – 15th May – 7:30pm start Boss Jitendra ....


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Bears Lose Brave Battle In The Rain

  With the rain teeming down Redcar Bears looked on the brink of levelling up the aggregate scores in this two-legged KO Cup tie. Trailing 8 points from the first encounter down in Plymouth Jan Graversen was ahead in the penultimate heat and Bears team mate Rafal Konopka only needed to stay on his bike to cut that lead back to just 2 points. Sadly he couldn't stay upright in the rain and Plymouth Devil Ben Barker saw the away team through in the final heat. There was a break in the rain ....


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Redcar Bears Up For The Cup V Plymouth

Tonight it is Cup action at the South Tees Motor Sports Park with the Redcar Bears looking to progress to round 2 as they host the second leg of their tie with the Plymouth Devils. Having lost 49-41 in the first leg back in late April the Bears will need to win by 9 points to keep the cup dream alive for 2014. Redcar ‘Ecco Finishing Supplies’ Bears v Plymouth ‘Skills Group’ Devils – KO Cup – Thursday 8th May – 7.30pm start Following ....


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Can Redcar Bears Sink The Rebels?

The month of May is here and the speedway season is kicking on with meetings coming thick and fast. Last week the Bears won their opening league meeting against a dogged Glasgow side and also held Plymouth to eight points away in the first leg of the knock out cup. If Redcar have any plans of emulating last season’s race to the play-offs, then home wins are a must.Redcar ‘Ecco Finishing Supplies’ Bears v Somerset ’Cases’ Rebels – Premier League – ....


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Bears Smash Newcastle Diamonds In Play Off Win

  Redcar Bears raced away to a crushing victory over local rivals Newcastle Diamonds in last night's Premier League play off semi final. It was an incredible evening of racing where the Bears dug themselves out of a deficit to eventually rocket past the team from Tyneside and finish with a really impressive 53:37 point victory. It was a big night at the South Tees Motorsports Park as Redcar had reached the Premier League play offs. Drawn in a pool against Newcastle and Somerset home ....


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Speedway Play Off Action At The Motorpark

Speedway racing resumes at the South Tees Motorsports Park after a month's gap when the Redcar Bears take on the Newcastle Diamonds in the first contest of a play-off triangle also involving the Somerset Rebels who visit the following Thursday. Tapes up at 7.30pm The Bears have had to wait on results elsewhere to know their play-off destiny but the whole club are champing at the bit to get back into race action as Bears team boss Jitendra Duffill explains: 'Luckily most of the team have been ....


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Speedway's Oldest Individual Tournament Is Staged

Tonight sees the staging of the annual South Tees Silver Helmet - a competition first held at the former Cleveland Park Stadium in 1928. This makes it the oldest individual tournament in the history of the sport. Tapes up at the South Tees Motorsports Park from 7.30pm.     Current holder Carl Wilkinson of the Redcar Bears will find some stiff competition to hand onto the title not only from his team mates but a selection of riders from home and abroad. Bears boss Brian ....


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Redcar Bears Romp Home

  A crushing victory for Redcar Bears last night led by a rampant Micky Dyer. But it was a sad night for Glasgow's retiring former Grand Prix star Joe Screen who left the track in an ambulance with a bad hand injury. It was the final home Premier League meeting for Redcar Bears last night. A big crowd turned out to see if the local speedway seven could stop the recent rot that has seen the Bears fall from top of the tree down to sixth in the table. It was also a chance to give an ....


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Final Appearance Of Two Great Riders At Speedway Tonight

  The Redcar Bears take on the Glasgow Tigers in a Premier League fixture at the South Tees Motorsports Park this Thursday evening from 7.30pm and for two of the visitors it will be their final appearance at the venue. Both Joe Screen (Aged 40) and James Grieves (Aged 38) have announced their retirement from the sport having both started at the tender age of 16. At his peak Screen was one of the outstanding British riders of his generation having been World Under-21 Champion, British ....


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Lions Tame Redcar Bears In The Rain

  Redcar Bears rushed through their meeting with Leicester Lions but were eventually defeated by their opponents and the weather. The racing was abandoned in the pouring rain after 14 heats but the results and points had already been settled and Redcar fans shuffled off to get dry and recover from a damaging home defeat. Bears boss Brian Havelock had really laid into his troops in advance of this meeting. After briefly going top of the table with a home win last week, two one sided ....


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Havelock Blasts His Troops

Redcar Bears boss Brian Havelock has issued a strong public warning about future performances prior to this Thursday evening's Premier League clash with the Leicester Lions at the South Tees Motorsports Park (Tapes up from 7.30pm. Despite topping the table at one juncture in the past few weeks and still being in the top six - former rider Havelock was more than disappointed with two heavy away defeats for the Bears last weekend and has stated: 'If the team performs like that over ....


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Bumper Night Of Speedway At The Motorpark

  There will be 22 heats of speedway racing at the South Tees Motorsports Park this Thursday evening from 7.30pm. First up is the Premier League fixture between the Redcar Bears and the reigning champions the Scunthorpe Scorpions and that is followed by the Northern Junior League Riders Championship. Scunthorpe have made a top class signing since their previous unsuccessful appearance at the Motorpark in June in the Knock Out Cup competition. Dane Nicolai Klindt has previous ....


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