Bikes: SPEEDWAY news

(SPEEDWAY 1)COVENTRY'S main team sponsorship deal with Buildbase has been extended into a sixth season.The builders merchants are amongst the longest-running backers in the Elite League and have enjoyed a successful spell with the club.Regional Director John Clarke said: "Times are challenging at the moment, but we see speedway as a great way of involving our customers and their families in exciting sporting entertainment."

(SPEEDWAY 2)PLANS for a new Sittingbourne team to compete in the Premier League are likely to be put on hold for a year.The promotion at Central Park have received planning permission but delays in paperwork have proved to be a stumbling block.Prospective promoter Roger Cearns said: "It's become too tight on time to guarantee being ready, but we'll be looking to hold some open meetings in the late summer."