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Bears Aim To Finish Season In Style

The curtain comes down on the sixth season of speedway racing at the South Tees Motorsport Park this Thursday evening when the Redcar Bears face the Somerset Rebels in Premier League action with tapes up from 7.30pm.   This has certainly been a much improved season since the wooden spoon campaign of 2010 and the club has had many positives on and off track as club boss Brian Havelock confirmed: 'This year we have enjoyed the opening of a new grandstand at the speedway arena while the ....


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The Next Chris Kerr

The Redcar Bears entertain the USA touring team at the South Tees Motorsport Park on Thursday evening with tapes up from 7.30pm. This will be an 18-heat nine-a-side challenge match to allow all the tourists a match. With the Bears being a Premier League side the American team will be supplemented by Ryan Fisher, Ricky Wells and Kenny Ingalls the statesiders who race in British Speedway. Ingalls, who now rides for Workington and scored five heat wins in his team's fixture at the Motorpark in ....


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Silver Summers

Redcar Bear Aaron Summers was jubilant in winning the South Tees Silver Helmet. The oldest surviving individual competition in speedway went to Redcar’s popular Aussie who romped to 4 straight race wins and then could afford the luxury of a 3rd spot in the final heat and cruise to overall victory. Summers has now joined such big names as Jason Crump, Peter Karlsson and become the first home rider to win since Ty Proctor signed off as a Bear with a win in 2009. No wonder Aaron was so ....


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Interesting Mix Of Riders For 2011 Silver Helmet

It is the annual staging of the sport's longest running individual event this Thursday at the South Tees Motorsport Park when Redcar Speedway stages the South Tees Silver Helmet featuring 16 riders racing over 20 heats with each rider meeting the other opponents once in five programmed races. The event which starts at 7.30 was first staged at the former Cleveland Park Stadium in 1928. Among the favourites will be previous winners Ty Proctor and Richard Hall plus the in-form Redcar Bear Aaron ....


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Bears Seek Victory To Celebrate Opening Of New Grandstand

The Leicester Lions are the Redcar Bears' Premier League opponents at the South Tees Motorsport Park this evening with tapes up from 7.30pm and the Bears will want to celebrate the opening of a new Grandstand at the speedway arena with a victory. Commented Bears promoter Brian Havelock: 'We have come a long way as a club since the sport was re-launched on Teesside in 2006. Following the opening of a well-appointed clubhouse two years ago we now are able to accommodate 180 spectators in ....


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Proctor Back To Lead The Bears

In the absence of the injured Jason Lyons the Redcar Bears have booked their protege Ty Proctor to guest for them when they face the Edinburgh Monarchs in a Premier League fixture at the South Tees Motorsport Park this evening (Thursday) with tapes up from 7.30pm.   Australian Proctor came to this country to join the Redcar Bears as an unknown in season 2008 and by the end of the season was voted 'Bear of the Year' as well as picking up several other rewards. He moved into the Elite ....


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Intriguing Line-up In Julie's Memory

An interesting mix of known entertainers and fresh faces contest the Julie Lewis Memorial Trophy tonight at the South Tees Motorsport Park with tapes up from 7.30pm. Julie was the office manager at both the former Cleveland Park Stadium from the 1960s and the new speedway track at the Motorpark which opened in 2006. She passed away in August 2010 and the Teesside speedway fraternity were keen to honour her memory.     ....


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Jason Lyons Fractures Femur

The Redcar Bears speedway team have suffered the loss of their number one rider Jason Lyons in a fall during the Premier League fixture at Glasgow on Sunday afternoon. Jason hit a hole on the first bend during the fifth heat and sustained a triple fracture to a femur.   Commented club boss Brian Havelock: 'This is a devastating blow for both rider and club. Easier said than done but I would prefer to sign another rider rather than use guests and I am urgently considering the options ....


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Bears Take On Strong Newport Side

  The Redcar Bears face the Newport Wasps in Premier League action this Thursday evening at the South Tees Motorsport Park off South Bank Road, Middlesbrough with tapes up from 7.30pm. The South Wales side have strengthened their team considerably in recent months with the acquisition of Elite League riders Charlie Gjedde and Jason Doyle and have been winning home and away since.   Commented club boss Brian Havelock: 'This will be another tough one but after last week's home ....


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Bears Beat Tigers In A Thriller

A thrilling speedway meeting last night ended with Redcar Bears toppling league leaders Glasgow Tigers. Every heat was hotly contested and with Bears two riders short it meant constantly reshuffling the pack. But against all the odds the Bears came out on top in one of the best matches and results I’ve ever seen at the South Tees Motor Sports Park.   Redcar were up against it from the start as Czech international heat leader Matej Kus was unavailable and no.2 Adam Roynon also ....


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Title Contenders At The Motorpark

Tonight at the South Tees Motorsport Park the Redcar Bears will entertain the team leading the Premier League - the Glasgow Tigers - with tapes up from 7.30pm.   The Tigers have managed a number of away victories en route to their pole position but the Bears have been on consistently good form at home and a battle royal is in prospect for fans.   For the Bears Adam Roynon has declared himself fit to ride whilst the visitors will be at full strength with Christian Henry back in ....


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Bears' Visitors Have A Sting In Their Tail

  The Redcar Bears take on a competitive Scunthorpe Scorpions team in Premier League action at the South Tees Motorsport Park tonight (Thursday) with tapes up from 7.30pm. The Scorpions are climbing the league table in style at present with another away victory chalked up at Leicester on the past weekend.   The Lincolnshire side is spearheaded by David Howe and recent signing Richard Hall with Finnish star Tero Aarnio as a strong third heat leader. However, Scunthorpe also have two ....


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Bears Aim To Maintain Winning Streak

The Redcar Bears face the Rye House Rockets at the South Tees Motorsport Park in Premier League action this Thursday evening from 7.30pm - determined to record their ninth successive home victory.   However, the Hertfordshire side will no push-overs tracking a competent heat leader trio in Jordan Frampton, Chris Neath and Steve Boxall plus strong reserves Luke Bowen and Tyson Nelson (who wishes to be referred to by his surname only).   Commented Bears boss Brian Havelock: ....


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Roynon Returns For Bears

Adam Roynon has declared himself fit enough to return to the Redcar ranks when the Bears take on the Workington Comets in Premier League action at the South Tees Motorsport Park this Thursday evening at 7.30pm. The 22-year-old Great Britain international suffered a broken femur in a crash at Ipswich Speedway on April 28th at a time when he was posting some very healthy points returns for the Bears. He returns to the side in place of Lubos Tomicek who was a temporary signing while Adam was not ....


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Sparkling Win For Bears

Redcar Bears recorded a fifth straight home victory but were pushed all the way by a battling Somerset Rebels side. The final score tonight for the South Tees Motor Park was Redcar Bears 49 (and maximum points) Somerset Rebels 41.   It was neck and neck through much of this evening’s meeting raced in glorious balmy July conditions. Mind you that was before Matej Kus proved once again he is far, far more than a good name but also a special rider as he led the Bears home from the ....


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Double Dose Of Speedway At South Tees

It's a busy night of speedway racing at the South Tees Motorsport Park this Thursday evening when the Redcar Bears take on the Somerset Rebels in a Premier League fixture at 7.30pm followed by a Northern Junior League mini-match between the Redcar Cubs and the Halifax Dukes.   The Somerset Rebels have a strong Australian flavour to their line-up with Alex Davies, Cory Gathercole, skipper James Holder, Sam Masters and Travis McGowan all from Down Under.   McGowan is the most ....


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Bears In Tees Tyne Derby Clash

Premier League action at the South Tees Motorsport Park this Thursday evening sees the Redcar Bears take on the Newcastle Diamonds with tapes up from 7.30pm. This is the match all Bears' speedway fans want to win but in recent seasons that has proved easier said than done but the pendulum is now definitely swinging from Tyneside to Teesside.   Not that there is any complacency in the home camp as team manager Jitendra Duffill emphasises: “We were pushed close by the Berwick Bandits ....


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Bears Grapple With Bandits

It's Premier League action this Thursday evening at the South Tees Motorsport Park when the Redcar Bears face the Berwick Bandits with tapes up at 7.30pm. The Bears are buoyed up by their recent home victory over the high-flying Edinburgh Monarchs while the Bandits have revamped their team and will make more than a match of the fixture.   One pity is that the adverse weather saw the Bears' home and away fixtures against Rye House postponed but club captain Gary Havelock is confident that ....


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Bears Aim To Keep Up Momentum

The Rye House Rockets from Hertfordshire are the visitors to the South Tees Motorsport Park this Thursday evening when the Redcar Bears race them in Premier League action with tapes up from 7.30pm. The Bears enjoyed a creditable 54 - 41 victory over a strong Edinburgh side last Thursday and will be keen to keep the momentum against another club who have also been taking silverware home in recent years.   The Rockets have three British heat leaders in the shape of skipper Chris Neath, ....


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Edinburgh At The Double

It's a double treat for Teesside speedway fans this evening when the high-flying Edinburgh Monarchs arrive at the South Tees Motorsport Park for a Premier League fixture against the Redcar Bears with a mini-match to follow the main event when the Redcar Bear Cubs take on the Edinburgh Kumho Kings in a Northern Junior League match.   The Monarchs have been one of the division's outstanding teams in recent seasons and have a very strong top five spearheaded by German international Kevin ....


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Brilliant Comeback By Redcar Bears

  Redcar Bears made a brilliant comeback last night to totally turn the tables on visitors Leicester Lions and record an emphatic full points victory. But a third of the way through the meeting, we were already trailing by 10 points and looking well off the pace the Bears seemed to be staring a a crushing defeat in the face. It was a quite phenomenal turn around led by paid maximum man Jason Lyons and resurgent reserve, flying Dane Peter Juul, that saw us roar to a scintillating ....


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Bears Grapple With Lions

Speedway resumes its Thursday night slot at the South Tees Motorsport Park when the Redcar Bears race Britain's newest club the Leicester Lions in a Premier League fixture with tapes up from 7.30pm.   The visitors are spearheaded by experienced Russian international Sergy Darkin and former South Tees Silver Helmet winner Richard Hall. In support to the top two are up and coming young Australian Richard Sweetman and, if fit, popular ex-Bear Matthieu Tressarieu.   The Frenchman was ....


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Bears Face Tigerish Heat Leader Trio

It's Friday evening speedway for a change this week at the South Tees Motorsport Park when the Redcar Bears race the Sheffield Tigers in a Premier League fixture with tapes up from 7.30pm.   The teams face each other twice in 24 hours with the Bears having visited the Tigers' Owlerton Stadium track on the Thursday evening. The Yorkshire side are a tough proposition with three heat leaders including former Premier League Riders Champion Ricky Ashworth and veteran Shane Parker. Also, they ....


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Bears In Local Derby

There will be more than Premier League points at stake when the Redcar Bears take on the Newcastle Diamonds at the South Tees Motorsport Park this Thursday (tomorrow) evening with tapes up from 7.30pm. This is the match both sets of supporters underline in their diaries with North East pride as the major issue.   It adds a dimension that both clubs are run by genuine local boys. Redcar by Teessider Brian Havelock and Newcastle by Tynesider George English. Also that the pendulum of ....


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Bears Sign Tomicek

Following two narrow home defeats the Redcar Bears management have signed Czech Republic international Lubos Tomicek to bring the team back up to the full seven riders.   Explained club boss Brian Havelock: 'We have been operating the rider replacement rule to cover for the absence through injury of Adam Roynon. However, asking our reserves to take six or seven rides in a match has not proved totally effective so we have brought an experienced rider into our top five on a temporary basis ....


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