SPEEDWAY news

(SPEEDWAY 1)TRAVIS McGowan will ride for Swindon once again next season.The Australian has spent the winter resting after suffering problems with his shoulder for much of the 2008 campaign.Swindon boss Alun Rossiter said: "By his own admission, Travis endured a difficult and, at times, frustrating 2008 campaign but he's determined to come back stronger in 2009. We're thrilled to have him back and I'm sure he'll improve a lot."(SPEEDWAY 2)NEWPORT have confirmed the signings of Brent Werner and Nick Simmons for next season - and they have held talks with American Chris Kerr.They join Australians Craig Watson, Mark Lemon and James Holder plus Englishman Jordan Frampton.Wasps owner Steve Mallett said: "We were determined not to wait until the last moment to get a team sorted and the reaction from local fans has been very positive."(SPEEDWAY 3)POPULAR Polish rider Tomas Piszcz has signed for Birmingham after a brief spell with the club towards the end of last season.He said: "I enjoyed my time with Birmingham, I feel Birmingham and the British Premier League is good for me."I always try my best and the crowd are very kind to me there. I hope we can have a safe season and enjoy some success as a club."