SPEEDWAY news

(SPEEDWAY 1)EASTBOURNE have pulled off the shock signing of former favourite David Norris.Norris, 36, has recovered from career-threatening injuries and is set to have retired club legend Dean Barker in his pit corner as his mechanic.He's also invested heavily in new machinery and has started an intensive training programme in a bid to reach peak fitness for the start of the season next March.(SPEEDWAY 2)SOMERSET will race on in next year's Premier League after much speculation over the club's future.The management structure will be revealed over the next few days once everything is in place legally.A statement on the club's website said: "Sadly there has been some acrimony over the last month or so, but now it can be reported that all Somerset assets are being transferred back to the club owners."

(SPEEDWAY 3)NEWPORT have signed James Holder and Jordan Frampton for the revival of the sport in South Wales.Holder, the older brother of Poole star Chris, raced for the Isle of Wight last season and Frampton is an ex-Somerset man.Wasps chief Steve Mallett said: "James was very keen to come to Newport and he'll be a powerful reserve. We feel sure Jordan will chase a heat-leader slot."(SPEEDWAY 4)MATTHEW Wethers is the third confirmed starter for Edinburgh's defence of the Premier League title.The Australian joins Ryan Fisher and Andrew Tully from last season's team in what will be his seventh year with the Scotwaste Arena outfit.Monarchs co-promoter John Campbell said: "He returns to Scotland early in the new year to make his preparations to, again, improve his average. We're delighted to welcome Matthew back."