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Bears To Take The Sting Out Of The Scorpions

Redcar Bears race the Scunthorpe Scorpions in Premier League action on Thursday evening from 7.30pm at the South Tees Motorsport Park knowing that they must get their play-off aspirations back on track. Commented Bears boss Brian Havelock: 'Recent results at home have been disappointing but there is still plenty to play for starting this Thursday. Scunthorpe are lively opposition especially with ex-Bear Josh Auty on good form but their number one David Howe is still not fit and so we must ....


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Bears Take On Title Contenders Tonight

  The Redcar Bears face Premier League title contenders the Somerset Rebels this evening from 7.30pm at the South Tees Motorsport Park with a rocket applied to their rear ends by tough-talking club boss Brian Havelock. Former rider Havelock was less than impressed by the performance of certain riders over the previous weekend when the Bears lost a league fixture at Workington and then limped out of the semi-finals of the PL Fours at Peterborough with a miserly six points. Brian ....


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Witches Cast Spell Over Bears

  Ipswich Witches took all the points but Bears fought them all the way to the finishing line tonight at South Bank. Ipswich Witches ran out 47-43 points winners in this hotly contested Premier League fixture but there was some exciting riding and close results in a meeting that wasn’t decided until the final heats. A strong Ipswich side built an early lead when impressive young Aussie Rohan Tungate took the first heat, the first of three successive victories. This was hard to ....


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Revamped Bears Face The Witches

The Redcar Bears face the Ipswich Witches in Premier League action from 7.30pm this evening at the South Tees Motorsport Park with a new look to their line-up. Mark Jones was expected to make his return after recovering from a broken collarbone but announced his retirement from the sport on the weekend with the Bears management moving quickly to sign Polish rider Michal Rajkowski. This also allows Carl Wilkinson to move to a reserve berth. Commented Bears boss Brian Havelock: 'There ....


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Redcar V Newcastle - Speedway Rivalry Tonight

Any fixture against the Newcastle Diamonds is keenly anticipated by Teesside speedway fans and this evening (Thursday 21st) sees the Redcar Bears take on their Tyneside rivals in a League Cup encounter at the South Tees Motorsport Park with tapes up from 7.30pm. What adds a dimension is that the respective promoters at the clubs are genuine local boys in the shape of Teessider Brian Havelock and Geordie George English who appreciate what such fixtures mean to their fanbase. The Bears boss is ....


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Redcar Bears Topple The Monarchs

  Redcar Bears chalked up an emphatic victory against Edinburgh Monarchs last night and took all 3 points in front of a delighted home crowd at the STMP speedway arena. For once there wasn't a need for raincoats and hats and although it got a bit nippy by the end Redcar speedway fans enjoyed themselves watching an excellent night's riding. Redcar Bears were on top from the very start with heat leader Ulrich Ostergard making an impressive return from injury by combining behind his number ....


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Double Speedway Bill Tonight

It's a double bill of speedway racing at the South Tees Motorsports Park this (Thursday) evening when the Redcar Bears face the Edinburgh Monarchs in Premier League action from 7.30pm with the Redcar Cubs to follow in a Northern Junior League fixture against the Edinburgh Kings. The Bears welcome back number one Ulrich Ostergaard into the ranks plus reserve Max Dilger who was away racing on the continent when the Bears were held to a draw by the Rye House Rockets at home last ....


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Bears Act Smart To Cover Injury Loss

One familiar face returns and a new face appears as the Redcar Bears prepare for their Premier League fixture against the Rye House Rockets at the South Tees Motorsport Park on Thursday evening with tapes up from 7.30pm.   Ulrich Ostergaard is scheduled to return to the fold after breaking a shoulder blade in a massive pile-up at Sheffield Speedway on May 17th. With the Dane also suffering extensive and expensive damage to his machinery in an incident of which he was the innocent victim ....


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Bears Back To Full Strength For Friday Home Clash

It's Friday night Speedway at the South Tees Motorsport Park this week with the Redcar Bears taking on the Sheffield Tigers in a Premier League fixture with tapes up from 7.30pm. It is hopefully quick revenge for last night's narrow defeat in the away fixture. It is also a double dose of action with the Redcar Cubs facing the Workington Meteors in a Junior Challenge following the main match. Matej Kus and Max Dilger return from their international commitments while Carl Wilkinson is more than ....


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Workington Comets Rise Above Redcar Bears

Redcar Bears were narrowly defeated by Workington Comets in the A66 derby at the South Tees Motor Park last night but they made a real fight of it. At the interval the powerful visitors side looked well in control, 6 points ahead and having winners in all but one of the first 8 heats. Yet Redcar stormed back after the break and in the end the meeting was only settled on a thrilling last heat decider. After all the rain it was great to finally get some speedway again on Teesside and ....


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Roynon Back At Stmp As 'secret Weapon'!

The Redcar Bears fans are guaranteed strong opposition at the South Tees Motorsport Park this evening from 7.30pm as the group leaders in the Northern section of the League Cup come visiting. The Workington Comets also track several riders who have shown a liking for the Bears 271-metre shale oval including Adam Roynon who was part of the 2011 Redcar team. Besides the on-form Roynon the Comets include Richard Lawson who started his racing career at the Motorpark as a Redcar Cub and Gary Irving ....


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Strong Rivals In Derby Clash

A fascinating clash is in prospect for North-East speedway fans on Thursday evening when the Redcar Bears face the Newcastle Diamonds in a League Cup encounter at the South Tees Motorsport Park with tapes up from 7.30pm. Both managements have put together competitive sides and are tipped by the sport's pundits to reach the end-of-season play-offs for the Premier League title. Commented Bears team boss Jitendra Duffill: 'Newcastle have an experienced top two in Mark Lemon and Stuart ....


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Bears Strengthen Up

Redcar Bears fans will be delighted that the team roster for Good Friday's home League Cup match with the Sheffield Tigers is back to seven with the return of Matej Kus from injury while they also welcome a new signing in Australian Mark Jones. The match at the South Tees Motorsport Park off South Bank Road, Middlesbrough sees tapes up from 7.30pm. Czech International Kus suffered a hairline fracture of his left wrist after a crash in the final heat of the opening home fixture for the Bears on ....


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Bears Bring In Wilko

With the multiple injuries suffered by Gary Havelock during last Thursday's League Cup fixture against Edinburgh the Redcar Bears management have signed the experienced Carl Wilkinson on loan from Scunthorpe with Wilko making his debut against his parent club this Thursday. The League Cup encounter at the South Tees Motorsport Park off South Bank Road, Middlesbrough will have its usual start time of 7.30pm. Commented Bears boss Brian Havelock: 'Wilko has an encouraging scoring record for both ....


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For Havvy

Redcar Bears League Cup victory over Edinburgh Monarchs tonight was totally overshadowed by a sickening crash involving Gary Havelock. Popular Captain Havvy slid from his bike on the banked bend and was immediately struck with the full force of the machine behind. The Monarch rider was unable to take evasive action in time and it was obvious at once that it could be a very serious incident. Gary was treated on the track and then taken by ambulance to hospital. After a lengthy delay the meeting ....


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Bears Aim To Dethrone The Monarchs

It is League Cup action at the South Tees Motorsport Park this Thursday evening when the Redcar Bears face the Edinburgh Monarchs with tapes up from 7.30pm. The Monarchs have assembled a solid looking septet for the new campaign drawn mainly from the club asset base that they have built up over the years. Skipper Matthew Wethers will enjoy a ten-year testimonial meeting later this year and is supported by other long-serving riders such as Top Scot Andrew Tully and Dutch international Theo ....


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Havvy Senior Looks Forward To Bears Season

  Tapes go up for Redcar Bears as they start the season with a challenge against old rivals Newcastle Diamonds in the first leg of a Northern Challenge at the  South Tees Motorsport Park off South Bank Road, Middlesbrough. Tapes up will be from 7.30pm.   I asked promoter Brian Havelock about his thoughts on the campaign ahead and what we have to look forward to.   Q: It is the start of a new season this week, are you looking forward to it?  BH: Looking forward to ....


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Bears In Lively Opening Fixture

The Redcar Bears open their 2012 campaign this Thursday evening against North-East rivals the Newcastle Diamonds in the first leg of a Northern Challenge. Tapes up at the South Tees Motorsport Park off South Bank Road, Middlesbrough will be from 7.30pm.   The Bears retain veteran skipper Gary Havelock, Aussies Aaron Summers and Robert Branford plus Czech Republic international Matej Kus from their 2011 septet while Dane Ulrich Ostegaard, German Max Dilger and Aussie Justin Sedgmen are ....


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Redcar Bears Press And Practice Day Sat March 10th

The Redcar Bears Press and Practice session at the South Tees Motorsport Park off South Bank Road, Middlesbrough TS6 6XH is this Saturday March 10th at 3pm. The team will be taking to the track in preparation for the Bear's opening fixture against the Newcastle Diamonds on Thursday March 15th at 7.30pm Fans are welcome to attend and there will be a nominal charge for entry on behalf of a local charity. There will also be a 'Meet the Riders' session for fans in the arena clubhouse from ....


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New Bear Sedgmen Finishes Runner-up In Oz

Redcar Bears' new signing Justin Sedgmen finished second in the prestigious and competitive Under-21 Australian final at the Kurri Kurri Speedway, New South Wales last Saturday evening. In a fiercely fought Grand Final 19-year-old Justin had a wheel-to-wheel battle with narrow victor Taylor Poole of the Ipswich Witches. Alex Davies of the Somerset Rebels finished third. Commented Bears boss Brian Havelock: 'Justin has performed well in both the senior Australian championship rounds and this ....


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Bears Announce New Team Sponsor

Practical Car and Van Hire who have branches in Redcar on Teesside plus Durham and Peterlee have been confirmed as team co-sponsors of the Redcar Bears for the forthcoming Premier League season which commences at the South Tees Motorsport Park on the evening of Thursday March 15th with a Northern Challenge match between the Bears and North East rivals the Newcastle Diamonds. Practical boss Darren Lee stated: 'The company have been an individual sponsor of Bears club captain Gary Havelock in ....


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Bears Complete 2012 Septet

The Redcar Bears management have finalised their team line-up for the 2012 Premier League campaign with the confirmation that club captain Gary Havelock will return for his seventh consecutive season at the South Tees Motorsport Park and his 28th in the sport with the seventh berth being taken by 22-year-old German rider Max Dilger who moves to the Teesside club from the Edinburgh Monarchs. Already signed up were Danish star Ulrich Ostergaard, Aussies Aaron Summers, Robert Branford and Justin ....


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Bears Sign Fresh Talent For 2012 Season

Two new signings will ride for the Redcar Bears start their 2012 Premier League season next March at the South Tees Motorsport Park. Experienced Dane Ulrich Ostergaard will assume the number one race jacket and may be partnered from heat one by 19-year-old Australian Justin Sedgmen. Ulrich comes to the club with Elite League experience at clubs such as Peterborough and Belle Vue whilst also having ridden for the Isle of Wight, Birmingham, Workington and Reading at Premier League level. Justin ....


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Bears Start Planning For 2012

A packed Bears Bar at the South Tees Motorsport Park on Tuesday evening heard Redcar Bears club boss Brian Havelock outline preliminary details of the 2012 speedway season with confirmation of the return of three of the 2011 team. † 'I was delighted with the large turnout of fans and the interest shown. It went down very well that Aaron Summers, Matej Kus and Robert Branford will be on the team sheet when the tapes go up at the Motorpark next March. All had their first full season ....


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Redcar Bears Go Out On A Win

Redcar Bears Go Out On a Win   Redcar Bears rounded the season off with a victory over Somerset Rebels but they were taken right down to the wire. After dominating the first half of the meeting the Bears lead was gradually reeled in and only Aaron Summersí victory in the final nominated heat guaranteed victory.   There were dominant displays last night from Aaron Summers, who rounded off a hugely impressive season in style. The South Tees Silver Helmet winner was out ....


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