Bikes: SPEEDWAY news

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BSPA chairman Pete Toogood has described the first day of the sport's annual conference as positive.Elite and Premier League clubs will stage further discussions over the weekend with a full statement expected on Sunday evening.Toogood said: "We have had a successful closure to 2008 business and there is a feeling that we are all now ready to press ahead with 2009 business with vigour from Saturday morning."

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BERWICK promoter Peter Waite has hinted that the Bandits' battle for survival could yet be successful.Waite is standing down after a decade at the helm at Shielfield Park and ha! s been urgently seeking a buyer.He said: "Something has come up completely out of the blue, and with a load of work still to do I'm going to make a major announcement sometime on Sunday."