SPEEDWAY news and fixtures

(SPEEDWAY 1)COVENTRY are looking to secure their sixth major trophy in four years when they host Lakeside in the second leg of the Craven Shield Final.The holders go into Friday's tie with a 47-43 advantage after winning at Purfleet last week.Manager Peter Oakes said: "We've given ourselves a decent lead but we still have to make sure. It would be nice to keep the run going."(SPEEDWAY 2)WOLVERHAMPTON have booked club asset James Grieves as a replacement for the injured Morten Risger at Edinburgh on Friday.The Monmore men head to Scotland for the first leg of the history-making promotion/relegation Play-off with the return on Monday.Boss Peter Adams said: "It's a nervous time for the club but as a former Edinburgh rider James knows their track inside-out which will be invaluable for us."(FIXTURES)THURSDAY OCTOBER 23:INDIVIDUAL 16-LAPPER: Ipswich 7.30SOUTH TEES SILVER HELMET: Redcar 7.30FRIDAY OCTOBER 24:CRAVEN SHIELD FINAL 2ND LEG: Coventry v Lakeside 8pm PROMOTION/RELEGATIONRACE-OFF: Edinburgh v Wolverhampton 7.30 BEST PAIRS: Peterborough 7.30 CONFERENCE LEAGUE KNOCKOUT CUP FINAL 2ND LEG: Plymouth v Boston 7.30SATURDAY OCTOBER 25:ELITE LEAGUE KO CUP FINAL: Eastbourne v Poole 7.30 PREMIER LEAGUE: Stoke v Reading 7.30 YOUNG SHIELD FINAL: Berwick v Workington 7pm CONFERENCE LEAGUEFINAL: Weymouth v Boston 7.15

SUNDAY OCTOBER 26:ELITE LEAGUE KO CUP FINAL: Poole v Eastbourne 3pm YOUNG SHIELD FINAL:Workington v Berwick 7pm CONFERENCE LEAGUE FINAL: Boston v Weymouth 7pm CONFERENCE CHALLENGE: Buxton v Belle Vue Colts 3pm HEATHERSFIELD GOLDENHELMET: Glasgow 3pm

MONDAY OCTOBER 27:PROMOTION/RELEGATION RACE-OFF: Wolverhampton v Edinburgh 7.30 BRITISH U18CHAMPIONSHIP: Scunthorpe 7.30