SPEEDWAY news and fixtures

(SPEEDWAY 1) BELLE Vue chief David Gordon insists Belle Vue are determined to challenge for honours - despite the loss of top man Jason Crump.The double world champion is to sit out British racing next season to cut down his schedule. Said Gordon: "This will enable us to put a new complexion on our team next season and to assemble a more balanced side and to challenge for honours."

(SPEEDWAY 2) SWINDON boss Alun Rossiter insists British clubs are in a better position than many in other leagues.  And he believes some of the criticism levelled at the sport in this countryis unfair.He said: "On the surface it might seem like the Swedish and Polish leagues are in a better state, but the fact riders are owed six figure sums in these leagues suggests otherwise."

(FIXTURES) FRIDAY OCTOBER 24:

CRAVEN SHIELD FINAL 2ND LEG: Coventry v Lakeside 8pm

PROMOTION/RELEGATION RACE-OFF: Edinburgh v Wolverhampton 7.30

BEST PAIRS: Peterborough 7.30

CONFERENCE LEAGUE KNOCKOUT CUP FINAL 2ND LEG:

Plymouth v Boston 7.30

SATURDAY 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 LEAGUE FINAL: 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 


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