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Joe Haines Medical Update

  Redcar Bears Speedway rider Joe Haines has been seriously injured after a crash in Australia. Gareth Rogers has given us an update of his medical condition. We wish him a full and speedy recovery and our thoughts go to out to Joe and his family and friends as he battles against his injuries in hospital.   After a nasty fall at Gillman, Australia on the 11th of December Redcar Bears' Joe Haines' recovery has been hindered due to a nasty infection in his left lung, this has now put ....


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Bears Team Building In Progress

  Redcar Bears boss Brian Havelock has been busy in the speedway transfer market with the acquisition of young Australians Aaron Summers and Robert Branford plus the conclusion of a loan agreement that sees young G.B. international Adam Roynon ride at the South Tees Motorsport Park in the 2011 Premier League campaign which begins in mid-March.   Summers, a former Redcar Cub, joins from parent club Edinburgh while teenager Branford moves up from National League Buxton. Roynon was ....


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Redcar Speedway Xmas Party

This Friday it is the Redcar Speedway Christmas Party and a chance to rub shoulders with other fans and hear the thoughts of the boss, Brian Havelock on next year’s plans.   The Bears Christmas Party is upstairs in the Function Room in The Central on Corporation Road in Middlesbrough from 7.30pm until Midnight. The evening will consist of a Disco, Buffet and a Raffle and Brian Havelock will also be updating the fans on latest developments (rule changes, league structures etc) from ....


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Bears Management Plan Ahead

  Redcar Bears boss Brian Havelock has returned from the annual conference of the British Speedway Promoters Association with confirmation that the limit for team building remains at 42.5 (total of individual averages of all 7 in the team) and with a perspective on the changes that see new teams in the 2011 Premier League.   Commented Brian: 'We already know that skipper Gary Havelock and late season signing Peter Juul have made it plain that they wish to return to race at ....


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Star Studded Line Up For Silver Helmet

  The curtain comes down on the fifth season of speedway racing at the South Tees Motorsport Park this Thursday evening when the South Tees Silver Helmet is staged at 7.30pm.   The Silver Helmet is the oldest individual competition in British Speedway having been first staged at the former Cleveland Park Stadium in 1928. One of the former winners is current Redcar Bears boss Brian Havelock who took the prestigious title in the 1970s.   Despite the withdrawal of Tai ....


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Vote For Bears Rider Of The Year

The speedway season is coming to an end - so who has been Redcar Bears' best rider this year?   It's been an eventful season at South Tees Motorsports Park if nothing else, with a number of highlights despite the team's disappointing Premier League campaign.   The official Simpson Racing UK/RIS Bears Rider of the Year poll is now open and it's You the fans who decide which rider will have the trophy on his mantelpiece for the coming year.   In order to vote, log on to ....


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Bears In Grudge Challenge

The Redcar Bears take on the Sheffield Tigers this Friday evening at the South Tees Motorsport Park, off South Bank Road Middlesbrough, in what is described as a 'Northern Grudge Challenge' with tapes up at 7.45pm.   The Tigers have beaten the Bears twice at the Motorpark this season in the Premier Trophy and the Premier League with the Bears having been successful at Sheffield's Owlerton Stadium in season 2009. However, on the back of the Bears winning the Tweed-Tees Trophy over two ....


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Bears In Sight Of Silverware

  The Redcar Bears race the Berwick Bandits in the second leg of the Tweed-Tees Trophy on Thursday evening at the South Tees Motorsport Park, off South Bank Road Middlesbrough, with a four point deficit to make up from the first leg in the Scottish Borders last Saturday evening. The match starts from 7.30pm.   Joe Haines returns from international duty with the Great Britain Under-21 team. James Grieves has been declared fit and now rides at number three in the Bears ....


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Stars Of Tomorrow On Parade

  The talent spotters will be out in force on Thursday evening from 7.30pm when Redcar Speedway stages its annual Stars of Tomorrow tournament at the South Tees Motorsport Park off South Bank Road, Middlesbrough.   A number of riders on parade are in their first full seasons in British Speedway and special pride of place will go the most inexperienced racer Jack Hirst who led the Redcar Cubs to their recent success in winning the Northern Junior League. The Manchester-based ....


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Bears Aim To Take The Sting Out Of The Scorpions

    It's Premier League speedway action this Thursday evening from 7.30pm at the South Tees Motorsport Park when the Redcar Bears face the Scunthorpe Scorpions.   Bears fans will no doubt recall that when Scunthorpe number one David Howe made a guest appearance for Newcastle on August 5th he stormed to a five ride unbeaten performance and will need to be contained. David forms a spearhead for the Lincolnshire side with Magnus Karlsson with the Swede also having previously ....


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Bears Lose But Grieves Rules Ok

  It was another defeat for Redcar Bears tonight against Workington Comets despite a vintage performance by Bears veteran James Grieves. His amazing total of 19 points included thrilling victories that lit up the night.   It was a night dominated by drawn heats. Until the second half of the meeting only one heat victory, the second race 5-1 to Workington, separated the teams. But there were some memorable races in amongst the draws, James Grieves set the tone fighting from last ....


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British Under-21 Champ In Home Debut V Workington

The Redcar Bears face the Workington Comets on Thursday evening from 7.30pm in Premier League action at the South Tees Motorsport Park off South Bank Road Middlesbrough with new signing Joe Haines making his home debut.   The British Under-21 Champion has joined the Bears from Kings Lynn for whom he scored several heat wins when the Norfolk team were at the Motorpark on July 15th. He replaces Ben Wilson who has been struggling for form in recent weeks.   Explained club boss Brian ....


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Bears Face Sparkling Diamonds

  The Redcar Bears face the in-form Newcastle Diamonds at the South Tees Motorsport Park, off South Bank Road Middlesbrough, tonight in Premier League action with tapes up from 7.30pm.   The Diamonds secured the Premier Trophy competition last week with home and away victories over Birmingham but the Bears have been on the up in the past month and another keen tussle between the North East rivals is anticipated.   According to club boss Brian Havelock the Bears' reserves ....


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Bears Face Tough Encounter

    The Redcar Bears will aim for a hat-trick of home victories when they take on the Birmingham Brummies in Premier League action at the South Tees Motorsport Park, off South Bank Road Middlesbrough, on Thursday evening with tapes up from 7.30pm.   The Bears opponents lie second in the league table and have booked track specialist Michal Rajowski as a guest replacement for the injured ex-Bear Chris Kerr so the Bears will have to be at their very best. However club boss Brian ....


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Bears Aim To Keep Up Momentum

  On the back of an historic victory over the Kings Lynn Stars last Thursday the Redcar Bears management and riders aim to keep up the winning feeling when they race the Stoke Potters in Premier League action at the South Tees Motorsport Park on Thursday evening with tapes up at 7.30pm.   Commented team manager Jitendra Duffill: 'We had never beaten the mighty Kings Lynn in any competition since Speedway was rekindled at our South Bank Middlesbrough circuit in season 2006. ....


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Bears And Bandits Battle

  Speedway racing resumes at the South Tees Motorsport Park, off South Bank Road Middlesbrough, this Thursday evening at 7.30pm when the Redcar Bears take on the Berwick Bandits in Premier League action.   The home team will re-shuffle their pack with Ben Wilson moving to number two in the riding order and newcomer Charles Wright coming in at number three. The Bears are again waiting on a medical report for first reserve Stuart Swales who injured a knee at Glasgow Speedway on June ....


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Old Fave Grieves Returns In Tyne Tees Derby

  The Redcar Bears and the Newcastle Diamonds are up for the cup starting this Thursday evening at the South Tees Motorsport Park, off South Bank Road Middlesbrough, with tapes up at 7.30pm.   For this second round, first leg encounter the Bears will welcome back former favourite James Grieves who rode for the club in 2007 and 2008. James has been riding for Glasgow since but a recent reshuffle at the Scottish club made him available and with the Bears management looking to ....


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Bears Supporters Group News

Another date for your diary is the popular BSG/Redcar Speedway summer fun day.   This year it will be held on Saturday 31st July at the track, with FREE ADMISSION. The doors will open at 2pm, and will be packed full of things for the kids to enjoy, such as Bouncy Castle, Bucking Bronco, Face Painting, Wet sponge throw (at the riders & Brian Havelock!!) BBQ plus much, much more to come!   In the evening there will be a Fans forum with the riders, and a general knowledge ....


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Bears In Crunch Fixture

  Two teams who have not had the best of the starts to the season face each other this evening (Thurs 3rd) at the South Tees Motorsport Park, off South Bank Road Middlesbrough, as the Redcar Bears take on the Newport Wasps in Premier League action with tapes up at 7.30pm.   Something has to give and the Bears have the psychological advantage of having already beaten their opponents away in South Wales by 48 points to 42 on April 25th.   The Wasps have a good team on paper ....


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Barry Briggs Marathon Charity Ride

BARRY BRIGGS MBE, 4 times World Speedway Champion, now 75 years old, will be riding into Redcar Speedway on Thursday 3rd June as part of his marathon motorcycle ride throughout the UK as he aims to raise £120,000 for crippled colleagues.   “Briggo”, as he is known to fans all over the world, is currently on tour to raise the money for twelve former riders who are now in wheelchairs as a direct result of injuries sustained on the track. Stopping off at Dormer Way is just ....


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Bears Grapple With Tigers On Change Of Racenight

  It is Premier League speedway on a Friday night (TONIGHT) this week at the South Tees Motorsport Park off South Bank Road, Middlesbrough when the Redcar Bears face the Sheffield Tigers with tapes up at 7.30pm.   Sheffield are spearheaded by the reigning Premier League Riders Champion Ricky Ashworth and former South Tees Silver Helmet winner Richard Hall plus have ex-Bears Josh Auty and Arlo Bugeja in the ranks. Team-mates Josef Franc and Paul Cooper rate the Motorpark's 271 metre ....


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Away Travel With The Bsg

  Travel away with (Redcar) Bears Supporters Group and support your local speedway team.   Sunday 13th June ~ Glasgow v Redcar £14 members, £16 non members.   Friday 18th June ~ Edinburgh v Redcar £14 members, £16 non members.   As well as these trips, don't forget we are doing a great weekend away which takes in The Pairs at Somerset and British GP at Cardiff. Those of you that have already booked up for this trip, can you please ensure ....


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Bears Suffer From Bandits Raid

  There were a couple of new faces in the Bears line-up but the Redcar speedway team still suffered defeat to Somerset Bandits at South Bank last night. Redcar will have to mount an incredible recovery to get close at the Premier re-match in Somerset this evening.   Redcar Bears unveiled a brand new no.1 last night in flying Dane, Henning Bager. The former Peterborough team mate of Gary Havelock will take a little time to settle and make good on his 9 point plus average. But there ....


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Revamped Bears Face The Rebels

    The Redcar Bears management have revamped the team in time to face the Somerset Rebels in Premier League action at the South Tees Motorsport Park off South Bank Road, Middlesbrough this evening with tapes up at 7.30pm.   Dane Henning Bager comes in on a nine point average at number one with skipper Gary Havelock moving to number four in the riding order and Emiliano Sanchez to number five.   This also allows the rider replacement rule to be operated at number two ....


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Bears Search For New Rider As Rockets Land

  The Redcar Bears will operate the rider replacement rule for Maks Gregoric, who fractured a femur in a track crash at Workington Speedway on Saturday night, when they face the Rye House Rockets in Premier League action at the South Tees Motorsport Park off South Bank Road, Middlesbrough this evening with tapes up at 7.30pm.   As a result of Gregoric's absence Tomas Suchanek will move to number three in the riding order with the Czech Republic international having been on good ....


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