SPEEDWAY News and Fixtures

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NORBERT Kosciuch will be the man to make way for Michael Jepsen Jensen at Peterborough – despite scoring a paid maximum in their last fixture!The Panthers say their decision is largely based around improving their away form, although they believe the Pole does still have a future with the club.Owner Rick Frost said: “ If we could race every meeting at the Showground then we wouldn’t have even considered releasing Norbi but unfortunately he has struggled on  the smaller away tracks although that is something I believe he can overcome in the future. “We also have a tricky quarter final tie in the Knock Out Cup at Belle Vue and if we get through that a semi final against Lakeside. Norbi has struggled at both those tracks in the past whereas Michael has more experience of smaller circuits in Denmark.”

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KING’S Lynn Young Stars boss Dale Allitt believes the form of Lewis Kerr at reserve is one reason why his team are still chasing a National League play-off place.Kerr scored his first maximum in the recent home win over Belle Vue, which leaves the Young Stars needing to collect points on the road in their final three fixtures to make the top four.Allitt said: “Lewis had a terrible start to the season with breaking his leg and a number of mechanical issues. But we knew that he would be a weapon this year and he’s done well since he came back from a broken hand.“Last Wednesday he was the only rider to beat Kyle Howarth, who is the top rider in the league. Lewis really has stepped up and he’s starting to fulfil the potential that we knew he had – so hopefully someone will see that and he’ll get some guest bookings to show how good he really is.”

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PHIL Morris will officially bring the curtain down on his 21-year career with his Farewell meeting at Birmingham on Thursday.Three-time World Champion Jason Crump along with Chris Harris, Lee Richardson, Tai Woffinden and Rory Schlein are amongst the star attractions at the event, with Morris pledging to donate part of the proceeds from the night to the Speedway Riders Benevolent Fund and British Youth Speedway development.He said: “With my involvement in the sport now I was always keen to have plenty of British representation in the line-up, so it’s very encouraging that so many of our nation’s top riders have agreed to ride for me. I’m simply knocked-out by their commitment.“Jason is also a very good friend of mine, so once again I’m grateful to him for taking time-out from his heavy schedule to fly to England and lead the World All-Stars team.”(FIXTURES)

MONDAY AUGUST 29:SKY SPORTS ELITE LEAGUE: Coventry v Peterborough 7.30, Peterborough v Coventry 11am, Wolverhampton v Eastbourne 7.30 PREMIER LEAGUE: Rye House v Newcastle 2pm, Scunthorpe v Edinburgh 3pm, Workington v Berwick 7pm NATIONAL LEAGUE: Scunthorpe v Mildenhall (follows PL fixture)

TUESDAY AUGUST 30:NATIONAL LEAGUE: Dudley v Buxton 7.30

WEDNESDAY AUGUST 31:SKY SPORTS ELITE LEAGUE: King’s Lynn v Peterborough 7.30 PREMIER LEAGUE: Newport v Redcar 7.30 NATIONAL LEAGUE: Belle Vue v Hackney 8pm DAVEY WATT TESTIMONIAL: Poole 7.30

THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 1:SKY SPORTS ELITE LEAGUE: Peterborough v King’s Lynn 7.30, Swindon v Coventry 7.30 PREMIER LEAGUE: Redcar v Newport 7.30, Sheffield v Ipswich 7.45 NATIONAL LEAGUE: Isle of Wight v Dudley 7.30 PHIL MORRIS FAREWELL: Birmingham 7.30

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 2:SKY SPORTS ELITE LEAGUE: Coventry v Eastbourne 8pm, Lakeside v Birmingham 8pm PREMIER LEAGUE: Edinburgh v Scunthorpe 7.30, Plymouth v Rye House 7.30, Somerset v Leicester 7.30 NATIONAL LEAGUE: Stoke v Buxton 7.30