Bikes: SPEEDWAY news and fixtures

Saturday August 23, 2008

(SPEEDWAY 1)

LAKESIDE skipper Adam Shields is likely to miss the rest of the season after his crash at Peterborough on Thursday.The Australian suffered back, lung and rib injuries and is the third Hammers rider to be injured recently.Co-promoter Jon Cook said: "This is more than an injury crisis, it's a full-on drama. We've started talks with a couple of riders and we won't let this season slide away."

(SPEEDWAY 2)

SIMON Stead suffered a broken collarbone in Coventry's win over Peterborough on Friday.Stead's engine blew on the straight in Heat 7 and he could not be avoided by team-mate ! Robbie Kessler, who has hand and arm injuries after an horrific pile-up.Bees boss Peter Oakes said: "It was a win tinged with sadness - I can't remember a season when we've lost so many riders during a meeting."

(FIXTURES)

SATURDAY AUGUST 23:

SKY SPORTS ELITE LEAGUE: Eastbourne v Poole 7.30PREMIER LEAGUE: Berwick v Workington 7pm, Stoke v Rye House 7.30CONFERENCE LEAGUE: Rye House v Sittingbourne 7pm, Weymouth v Scunthorpe 7.15

SUNDAY AUGUST 24:

PREMIER LEAGUE: Birmingham v Sheffield 6pm, Glasgow v Stoke 4pm, Mildenhall v King's Lynn 4.30CONFERENCE LEAGUE: Buxton v Plymouth 3pm

TYNE/TEES TROPHY: Newcastle v Redcar 5.30

MONDAY AUGUST 25:

SKY SPORTS ELITE LEAGUE: Coventry v Ipswich 4.30, Poole v Peterborough 6pm, Wolverhampton v Belle Vue 7.30

PREMIER LEAGUE: Scunthorpe v Glasgow 3pm, Reading v King's Lynn 6pm, Rye House v Stoke 2pm, Workington v Berwick 7pm

PREMIER LEAGUE KO CUP: Rye House v Somerset (follows PL fixture)CONFERENCE LEAGUE: Scunthorpe v Plymouth (follows PL fixture)

TUESDAY AUGUST 26:

BRITISH SIDECAR CHAMPIONSHIP: Isle of Wight 7.30