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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 …

22nd February 2018 in: Motorsports, Speedway
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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 …

8th February 2018 in: Motorsports, Speedway
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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 …

24th December 2017 in: Speedway
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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 …

17th December 2017 in: Speedway
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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 …

17th December 2017 in: Speedway
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The frustrating wait by Plymouth supporters, hoping for positive news about the 2018 season, could come to an end today (Thursday 14th December) when the National League promoters hold their annual meeting. Plymouth’s joint bosses Laurence Rogers and Mark Phillips have been delaying any announcement about their future plans pending news of the financial implications …

14th December 2017 in: Speedway
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World champion Jason Doyle will officially launch Kelvin Tatum and Nigel Pearson’s winter tour at Somerset in February. The Aussie ace will make a one-off appearance on stage at former club Somerset on Thursday, February 1 for a special ‘Evening with Jason Doyle’ hosted by the BT Sport duo. It is an evening which is …

3rd December 2017 in: Speedway
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Poole have announced that Australian star Brady Kurtz, who has also ridden for Somerset and Plymouth, will return for a third season at Wimborne Road next year. The 21-year-old will start the campaign as the club’s highest-averaged rider having achieved an 8.08 figure in 2017. Pirates promoter Matt Ford said: “I couldn’t be happier that …

3rd December 2017 in: Speedway
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Former Plymouth favourite Ben Barker will be making a long distance commute next season after agreeing a return to Championship side Redcar. The Cornwall-based rider made a great impression in his first season with the Bears and was a runaway winner of the club’s ‘Rider of the Year’ accolade. “I’m really pleased to have everything …

3rd December 2017 in: Speedway
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Plymouth have appointed Lee Kilby as their new commercial manager. Lee is the son of former Exeter and Swindon rider, the late Bob Kilby, and has been working in a similar role for Premiership champions Swindon. Plymouth co-promoter Mark Phillips said: “Lee has several years experience of working with Swindon and his knowledge will be …

26th November 2017 in: Speedway