Motorsports


RAIN and snow during the last month had decimated the local car trials season but a warm, sunny and spring-like day greeted competitors at the testing Woolminstone venue near Crewkerne for the Golden Springs Trial organised by the Woolbridge Motor Club. Joining regular competitors from the host club, were contenders in three major trials championships …

PLYMOUTH have confirmed the appointment of Stuart Kellie as co-promoter for the coming season following his acceptance by the British Speedway Promoters’ Association. Fellow promoter Mark Phillips said: “Having Stuart on board is a very important factor for us. With his previous background in the sports industry Stuart enables us to think outside the box.” …

SOMERSET will have an earlier start to their season than originally anticipated, after accepting an invitation from the Leicester Lions for a challenge match on Monday, March 26. The added fixture gives the Rebels the opportunity to get some extra race time together before their opening home meeting of the season on Good Friday and …

POOLE have signed James Shanes for a second season to complete their line-up for the SGB Premiership campaign. The locally-based 20-year-old, who rode for the Devon Demons in the 2014 National League, was one of the bright spots of a tough 2017 campaign for the Pirates, and promoter Matt Ford says he has answered extensive …

It is a blank weekend on the sporting scene now that the West of England club have postponed their long distance road trial from today until next Sunday (New Year’s Eve). However, there are still events in the run up to 2018. The Yeo Vale club’s John Scott Memorial Trial on Tuesday (Boxing Day) is …

Plymouth have been busy during the pre-Christmas period with five of their side for 2018 already confirmed. New arrivals Bradley Andrews and Macauley Leek will join Adam Roynon, Henry Atkins and Richard Andrews, who are retained from last season. Kiwi star Bradley Andrews, the grandson of former rider Bob Andrews, rode for Kent Kings last …

Plymouth will continue to compete in speedway’s National League next season. That is the welcome news for Devils supporters following the annual meeting of National League promoters during the past week. Plymouth co-promoter Mark Phillips said: “We are pleased to confirm that Plymouth will be riding in 2018 in the National League alongside nine other …

Somerset have announced their first signings for the 2018 season, which will see a return to the Oak Tree Arena for the club’s 2017 ‘Rider of the Year’, Richard Lawson, along with new arrival Jack Holder, the 2016 Australian under-21 champion. Lawson initially joined the Rebels in May, making an immediate impact, and as team …