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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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Bears Face Tough Opponents In Cup Opener

  It's Knock Out Cup time at the South Tees Motorpark this (Thursday) evening from 7.30pm when the Redcar Bears face the Workington Comets in the first leg of the first round with the return in Cumbria on Saturday evening.   The Comets have already won at the Motorpark in a challenge match in March and have a strong top five but the Bears have seen the upward trend of performances since, including a 52 - 41 away victory in the Premier League at Leicester last Saturday ....

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Top British Talent At The Motorpark

Speedway fans will be heartened by the line-up for the annual Stars of Tomorrow individual competition at the South Tees Motorsport Park this Thursday evening from 7.30pm.   The majority of the young British riders on display are in their teens or just into their twenties and this bodes well for the future international prospects for the sport in this country.   Comments Redcar Speedway club captain and former World Champion Gary Havelock: 'There has been concern about the ....

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Redcar Draw With Ipswich Witches

An enthralling night’s speedway ended with a final heat race off between Prem league leaders Ipswich and Redcar last night at South Bank. Both teams went into the final heat dead level on points could the Bears topple their mighty Suffolk foes? It was an exhilarating finishing race with riders passing each other again and again before honours were split, probably the right result after a top, top night of entertaining speedway.   Redcar were well beaten away at Ipswich on Thursday ....

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Bears Take On Title Favourites

It's Friday speedway action at the South Tees Motorsport Park this week when the Redcar Bears take on the Ipswich Witches in Premier League action with tapes up from 7.30pm.   Ipswich have moved into the Premier League from the Elite League this season and were the pre-season favourites for the league title among the sport's pundits.   They have secured a formidable opening pairing in two Australians at different ends of the scale of experience. Skipper Kevin Doolan started his ....

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Wasps Sting But Bears Bite Back To Victory

  Redcar Bears had to withstand an epic comeback tonight before powering to a late victory. As the fog closed in at South Bank the Bears turned round a 2 point deficit at the break to rocket home to a 10 point victory. Newport Wasps had just overtaken the Bears but normal service was resumed after the interval for a storming finish for a victorious Redcar.   A night of exciting racing in the fog and the summer sun was blotted out meaning it was suddenly like winter. But it was all ....

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Bears Face Resurgent Wasps

  It's Premier League action this Thursday evening at the South Tees Motorsport Park when the Redcar Bears face the Newport Wasps with tapes up from 7.30pm.   The Wasps pulled off a 49-41 away victory at fortress Rye House last Saturday evening with a depleted team and so with a full quota of riders for the visit to Teesside their confidence is back in an upward direction.   Commented Bears' team manager Jitendra Duffill: 'Even with Matej Kus back from international duty ....

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Redcar Bears Trounce Newcastle

    There are few more pleasant sights than a team in black and white stripes being hammered by T-T-Teessiders. At South Tees Motor Park, Redcar Bears thrashed Newcastle Diamonds in the 2nd leg of a challenge match by 57-33. This is already looking like a useful start to the season for the Bears.   At the start of this the second leg of the Tees-Tyne challenge Redcar were trailing by just one point from the away leg. Both sides were short of one heat leader per ....

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Bears Take On Their Favourite Opposition

  Whatever the competition all Teesside speedway fans look forward to the Redcar Bears taking on the Newcastle Diamonds and their Tyneside rivals are at the South Tees Motorsport Park tonight (Thursday evening) in the second leg of a challenge with tapes up from 7.30pm.   After several seasons of the Bears being the dominant team in the North East the pendulum swung very decisively in the Diamonds favour in 2010 but with only one point in it after the first leg at Newcastle Stadium ....

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Bears Beat The Scorpions

Redcar Bears got their home league programme off to a winning start tonight by defeating visitors Scunthorpe Scorpions. But the Lincolnshire outfit’s night finished with a sting when they clawed back late wins to take a bonus point back with them.   Redcar Bears already look to be head and shoulders above the troubled outfit of last season that finished with the league’s wooden spoon. Having taken a bonus point on the road at Berwick last Saturday they forged a winning start ....

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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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