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First Home League Match Beckons For The Bears

The Redcar Bears season starts here. After a number of useful challenge matches and a promising away league fixture at Berwick where the Bears gained a bonus point - it will be tapes up at 7.30 this Thursday evening on the first home Premier League fixture of the season at the South Tees Motorsport Park when the Scunthorpe Scorpions visit.   The Lincolnshire side have riders such as David Howe and Carl Wilkinson in their ranks who have performed consistently well at the Bears' pacy ....

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Bears Tamed By Comets

Redcar Bears faced their stiffest test yet in the pre-season build up fighting all the way before a last heat defeat to Workington Comets in the A66 derby. The Comets are being tipped as possible league winners so a narrow defeat was no disgrace for a home team that finished with the wooden spoon last season. It once again shows just how impressive the summer rebuilding job has been. The Bears mix of youth and experience could make for a fiery formula.   The Comets blazed a trail early ....

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Powerful Comets In Orbit At Redcar Speedway

A team fancied by many pundits as leading contenders in 2011 for Premier League silverware visit the South Tees Motorsport Park this Thursday evening from 7.30pm to race the Redcar Bears in a challenge match.   The Workington Comets have a strong top two in former League Riders Champion James Wright and class veteran Tomas Topinka but also good back up with such as rising Danish star Peter Kildemand and revitalised Aussie Rusty Harrison. Included in the squad are ex-Redcar Bear Charles ....

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Bears Get Off To Flying Start

  Redcar Bears put some of the bad memories of last season’s last place finish behind them by starting this term with an emphatic victory. A rebuilt side of youth led by experience of skipper Havvy and new heat leader Jason Lyons had too much nous for newcomers Leicester Lions. And there was much to entertain the big crowd at the Motorpark and to spark dreams of success rather than nightmares of the wooden spoon.   It was a nice mild night and the crowds flocked into the home ....

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The Russians Are Coming!

  Speedway is back on Teesside this Thursday with the start of the season for Redcar Bears. Such is the cosmopolitan nature of British Speedway that when the Redcar Bears entertain the newly formed Leicester Lions in a challenge match at the South Tees Motorsport Park this Thursday evening from 7.30pm - the visitors will include two Russian riders in their ranks.   Sergey Darkin has previous experience with Eastbourne, Coventry, Lakeside and Poole in this country but for his ....

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Redcar Bears Fixtures 2011

The speedway season will soon be upon us. Your chance to plan ahead the fixture list for Redcar Bears. The home circuit is about a mile along the A66 from the Riverside, towards Redcar direction at the motor sports circuit. That's next to the old council offices.   HOME in bold, away in lower case. PL = Premier League, KOC = Knock Out Cup, Ch = Challenge match   THURS 24th MARCH v LEICESTER (Ch) THURS 31st MARCH v WORKINGTON (Ch) Saturday 2nd April v Berwick (PL) THURSDAY 7th ....

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Bears Supporters Group Notice

Message from the Bears Supporters Group   Dear Reader,   As you may or may not be aware, there has been a lot of talk about the future of the BSG recently. This is due to the setting up of another travel club for Redcar Speedway which is backed by the consortium. Without going in to the ins and outs of this, basically the BSG committee have voted to disband the group.   The committee have come to this decision after giving it a lot of thought and consideration. We feel to ....

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Free Hospitality Evening At Redcar Bears

Redcar Bears speedway team are throwing open their doors in a bid to woo local businesses by promoting a free hospitality evening in the sponsors' lounge - for guests who have never been to speedway before. This will be on the night that the Workington Comets visit the South Tees Motorsport Park, South Bank, Middlesbrough on Thursday March 31st for a challenge match at 7.30pm.   Commercial Manager Steve Harland commented: 'We tried a similar scheme last year and had some success with it ....

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Bears Complete Line-up

  Redcar Bears have confirmed the signing of 21-year-old Czech Republic international Matej Kus on a seven-point average to complete their line-up for the 2011 Premier League season which is scheduled to start at the South Tees Motorsport Park on Thursday March 24th. This also allows them to sign 2010 Bear Peter Juul on a full transfer from Glasgow.   Matej rode for the Berwick Bandits in the Premier League in 2007 as a 17-year-old.  He made national headlines when a crash ....

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Bears Sign Jason Lyons

Redcar Bears have announced the signing of Australian veteran and former Birmingham Brummies number one Jason Lyons for the new Premier League campaign which commences in mid-March at the South Tees Motorsport Park.   With his former West Midlands club opting to move into the Elite League next season then the ex-Grand Prix star was seeking a new berth and Bears boss Brian Havelock was quickly on the case: 'I had great co-operation from the Brummies club owner Tony Mole in getting a deal ....

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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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