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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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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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