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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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Bears And Diamonds Scrap To Draw Thriller

  It was about as tense and exciting as local derbies go as Redcar Bears crucial Premier League clash with Newcastle Diamonds went into the final heat dead level. Staring at defeat after 10 heats Bears manager Jitendra Duffill confessed later he would have gladly taken that position. In the end the final heat was shared as Newcastle's Richie Worrall headed home Bears Summers and Dyer. It was a thriller of a night and a fitting result to finish on really. But without an almost super human ....


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North East Rivals In League Clash

  The Redcar Bear's keenest rivals the Newcastle Diamonds are the Premier League opposition at the South Tees Motorsports Park this Thursday evening with tapes up from 7.30pm. The Diamonds have two matches in hand with only three points separating the teams so the home side will want to keep their noses in front. Missing from the Diamonds septet will be Australian Christian Henry who suffered two broken vertabrae in a crash at Leicester Speedway recently and so the Diamonds will operate ....


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League's Top Rider At The Motorpark

Great Britain international and Premier League Riders Champion Craig Cook will lead a strong Edinburgh Monarchs side into action against the Redcar Bears at the South Tees Motorsport Park this Thursday evening. Tapes up from 7.30pm. This Premier League fixture is followed by a Northern Junior League match between the Redcar Cubs and the Northside Stars from near Workington. Cook rode for the national side on Monday evening in a World Team Cup qualifier but will not be joining his ....


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Bears Battle To Semi Final Lead Against All Odds

  In a thrilling night of speedway Redcar Bears were dealt a cruel hand in the KO Cup semi final, reduced to just five fit riders and yet still built a lead against an in form Rye House. Redcar will now defend a six point lead in the second leg. Walking wounded Micky Dyer flew round the final heat of the night to give Redcar a real chance of making a first Knock Out Cup final. There were two significant changes to the respective line ups before the start of last night's racing. Matej ....


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Bears Aim To Reach Cup Final

The Redcar Bears take on the Rye House Rockets in the first leg of the speedway Knock Out Cup Semi-Final at the South Tees Motorsports Park this (Thursday) evening. Tapes up from 7.30pm. The second leg is at the Hertfordshire home circuit of the Rockets on Saturday July 27th. The visitors will track the Somerset Rebel rider Josh Grajczonek as a guest number one in place of the injured Olly Allen and he will receive support at the top end of the scoring from two flying Swedish riders ....


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On Form Witches Fly Into The Motorpark

  The Redcar Bears face the Ipswich Witches in Premier League action at the South Tees Motorsports Park this evening with tapes up from 7.30pm. The Witches visit on the back of an away victory at Workington last Saturday with the Comets having defeated the Bears a week ago. The visitors boast of the best riders in the division at number one in young Englishman Ben Barker and he receives strong backing from veteran skipper Leigh Lanham, rising Australian star Rohun Tungate and ....


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Top Of The Table Clash At The Motorpark

The Redcar Bears take on close rivals the Workington Comets in a Premier League fixture at the South Tees Motorsports Park this (Thursday) evening. Both teams have been swapping second place in the division in recent weeks and so excitement is guaranteed with tapes up from 7.30pm. In a double bill the Redcar Cubs will race the Workington Meteors in a Northern Junior League match after the main event. The Comets are back to full strength with the return of Tero Aarnio and Chris ....


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Big Win For Redcar Bears

  Redcar Bears ambushed Berwick Bandits this evening to go into second place in the Premier League. But a shadow has been cast over the home of Redcar Bears with new safety fence regulation demands meaning Redcar and many other tracks face an onerous financial cost to continue. Hats off to all 13 riders tonight who produced some fabulous racing in terrible conditions. As the rain continued throughout race times slowed from 55 seconds for Berwick's Edward Kennett's runaway Heat One win ....


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Gb Star In Action Against The Bears

  The Redcar Bears face the Berwick Bandits and their outstanding new number one rider Edward Kennett in a Premier League fixture at the South Tees Motorsports Park this (Thursday) evening. Tapes up from 7.30 pm. There is also the added bonus of a Northern Junior League match between the Redcar Cubs and the Border Raiders. Kennett has already been named in the Great Britain squad for the World Team Cup tournament in July with every likelihood that he will make the final cut for actual ....


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Cup Fever On Teesside

After the excitement of last week's thrilling home league win Redcar Bears face two nights of exciting KO Cup action starting this evening at the South Tees Motorsports Park. For it is the first leg of the quarter-finals against reigning Premier League Champions the Scunthorpe Scorpions with tapes up from 7.30pm. The second leg is on Friday away in Lincolnshire. The visitors are spearheaded by two Great Britain internationals who have an interesting record at the Motorpark's 271-metre ....


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Bears Put Down Rebellion

  Redcar Bears won a thrilling Premier League tussle against the highly fancied Somerset Rebels last night at a sunny South Tees Motor Sports Park. The highlight of the meeting was the final heat in which three riders Bears Ulrich Oostergaard and Aaron Summers battled it out with Nick Morris of the Rebels, switching inside, outside and swapping places before Summers finally came out on top. Breath taking stuff.   Redcar raced into an early start when Ulrich Ostergaard and Hugh ....


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League Pairs Champions Face The Bears

An enthralling contest is in prospect at the South Tees Motorsports Park this Thursday evening when the Somerset Rebels race the Redcar Bears in Premier League action. Tapes up from 7.30pm. For the visitors have been tipped by pundits throughout the sport as the likely league champions and they are spearheaded by Jason Doyle and Josh Grajczonek who won the Premier League Pairs Championship last Friday. They are supported by another lively Australian Nick Morris who has an outstanding record ....


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Heathens Invade The Motorpark

  Top National League team the Dudley Heathens will visit the South Tees Motorsport Park this Thursday to race a Redcar Select team in the Julie Lewis Challenge with the top two scorers from each side meeting in a special final race for the Julie Lewis Memorial Trophy. Tapes up from 7.30pm. Julie was the club's office manager at the former Cleveland Park Stadium from the 1960s and at the new track at the Motorpark from 2006. Explained Bears boss Brian Havelock: 'For the past two ....


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Rampant Redcar Look To Consolidate Top Of The Table Performance

  With the Redcar Bears having reached the giddy height of being top of the Premier League table last week then they are keen to continue to maintain the momentum when they face the Rye House Rockets this Thursday evening at the South Tees Motorsports Park. Tapes up from 7.30pm. The Hertfordshire side have a youthful look about them as the majority were born in the 1990s with number one Olly Allen the exception. Allen has extensive Elite League experience and a high ....


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Friday Night Speedway This Week For The Bears

The Redcar Bears race the Sheffield Tigers in a Premier League fixture this Friday evening at the South Tees Motorsport Park with tapes up at 7.30. The Bears will be away at Sheffield's Owlerton Stadium the previous evening which is their normal home racenight. The Tigers have introduced four new faces into their team this campaign. Number one Simon Stead is a recent Great Britain international who rode for Elite League Champions last season while Argentinian Facundo Albin, Aussie Damien Koppe ....


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The Bears Look To Progress In Cup

  The Redcar Bears stage the second leg of their KO Cup round with the Berwick Bandits this (Thursday) evening at the South Tees Motorsport Park with a two-point advantage from the first leg away last Saturday. Tapes up from 7.30pm. Micky Dyer was the hero up in the Borders with a last heat victory and a top score of fifteen and one bonus point. The score finished Berwick 44 - Redcar 46. Commented Bears team manager Jitendra Duffill: 'We were very pleased but will remember that ....


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Bears V Comets In A66 Cup Derby

  Redcar Bears take on Workington Comets in the League Cup tonight with a new rider in the home ranks. With Max Dilger having suffered a broken leg when his bike lifted and he hit the fence during Heat 14 of last week's home match against Newcastle - the Bears management have applied to the British Speedway Promoters Association for permission to redeclare their team and bring in a new rider for the short term. 23-year-old Australian Mitchell Davey has joined the ....


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Aussie Davey Joins The Bears:

23-year-old Australian Mitchell Davey has joined the Redcar Bears speedway team on a temporary contract to cover Max Dilger who broke a leg during last Thursday's home match against Newcastle. Mitchell, from Townsville Queensland, rode for the Glasgow Tigers from 2008 to 2010 and then for the Berwick Bandits in season 2011. He will make his debut in this Thursday evening's League Cup fixture against Workington at the South Tees Motorsport Park. Commented Bears boss Brian Havelock: 'Mitchell ....


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Redcar Bears Second Best To Old Enemy In Season Opener

  Redcar Bears were soundly beaten last night by the old enemy Newcastle Diamonds who led all the way before finishing up resounding 57-38 points winners. The Diamonds had only 6 riders as well so will be delighted by the margin of victory. Not the start to the season the Bears were looking for but after a couple of awful looking crashes it could have been even worse. Sunday's second leg of this Tyne Tees trophy looks like a forgone conclusion at this point.   There was a really ....


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Bumper Opening Evening On Thursday For Redcar Bears

  It's a double bill of speedway action at the South Tees Motorsport Park TS6 6XH on Thursday evening as the Redcar Bears take on the Newcastle Diamonds in the first leg of the Tyne-Tees Trophy followed by the Redcar Cubs facing the Stoke Spitfires in their first leg of the MDL Cup. Tapes up at 7.30pm. This is the first home fixture for Teesside speedway fans and the news that the Bears management have retained five of the team who made a late surge up the 2012 Premier League table ....


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Gary Havelock Retirement Statement

Gary Havelock, former World Speedway champion and valiant captain of Redcar Bears has announced his retirement from Speedway. Gary issued the following statement. "It is with mixed emotions that I announce my retirement from the sport of speedway racing with immediate effect. My battle with the nerve injuries in my arm has just been one bad injury too far. At the moment it is a daily struggle to try and restore full feeling back into my arm, so riding a bike would be impossible. This was never ....


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