SPEEDWAY News and fixtures

(SPEEDWAY 1)BELLE Vue overcame the injury absence of No.1 Rory Schlein to breakPeterborough's unbeaten home record and set up a Knockout Cup semi-finalagainst Lakeside.The Aces used rider-replacement for Schlein and more than defended theirten-point first leg lead, winning on the night 47-43 with Chris Harristop-scoring on 16 points.Manager Jim Lynch said: "This was one of our most satisfying performances ofthe season. It was like a dream and something seems to happen to Belle Vuewhen they go away. "Chris Harris was back to his awesome best and it was brilliant thatPeterborough never reduced our ten-point lead from the first leg. Rory ishaving physio on his injured shoulder and he'll move mountains to be fit forthe semi-final."(SPEEDWAY 2)EASTBOURNE will stage a bonus attraction following Saturday's KO Cupsemi-final against Poole - with the first-ever running of the British Youth125cc Championship.The Eagles have a two point first-leg deficit to pull back against thePirates in the main event, but there will then be thirteen further races astwelve youngsters battle for their title.Co-promoter Mike Bellerby said: "Eastbourne Speedway has long had areputation for helping to develop young riders and the club is delighted tohost the first final. Our fans always take a keen interest in the juniorracing and I am sure they will want to see and support these stars oftomorrow."(Wednesday's result) has set the second leg up nicely for us but we will betelling our riders not to be complacent. Poole have been wounded and I'msure they will be determined to cause an upset - and put a marker down forwhat could be the Elite League play-off final."(SPEEDWAY 3)NEWPORT co-promoter Steve Mallett has issued a stark warning that theattendance for Saturday's KO Cup semi-final against Workington could make orbreak the club's future.The Wasps have surged up the Premier League table in the second half of theseason after making several team changes, but Mallett says crowd figuresleave a big question mark over their continuation into 2012.He said: "We have been advised time and again that speedway fans will onlyturn up en-mass to follow a winning side, so we dug deep into our financialpot and produced one which has won 13 and drawn another in its last 17league and cup fixtures."But crowd sizes remain below what they should be and we really have reachedthe stage now that it's make or break for local speedway followers. I reallyam urging fans who occasionally to come to watch to unite in a show ofstrength for Saturday night, without doubt the biggest meeting in our timehere."(SPEEDWAY 4)GLASGOW and Newcastle are preparing for a busy day of Knockout Cupsemi-final action - with both legs of their tie to take place on Sunday! Glasgow's Ashfield Stadium hosts the first leg at 2.30pm start, with theTigers giving a debut to French teenager David Bellego, and the returnfixture is at Newcastle at 8pm.Glasgow co-promoter Stewart Dickson said: "It is certainly not the idealtime to introduce our new man into action as it is two meetings in the oneday. It would have been far better if he had ridden last week but theweather took care of that."However we are faced with what we have, and it is now a tie we cannot waitto race in. Newcastle have a good side and on their day can make it verytough for us."(FIXTURES)

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 16:PREMIER LEAGUE: Plymouth v Workington 7.30, Scunthorpe v Leicester 7.30,Somerset v Redcar 7.30SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 17:ELITE LEAGUE KO CUP S/F 2nd leg: Eastbourne v Poole 7.30 PREMIER LEAGUE:Berwick v Rye House 7pm, Leicester v Somerset 7.30 PREMIER LEAGUE KO CUP S/F1st leg: Newport v Workington 7pmSUNDAY SEPTEMBER 18:PREMIER LEAGUE: Rye House v Plymouth 2pm PREMIER LEAGUE KO CUP S/F 1st leg:Glasgow v Newcastle 2.30 PREMIER LEAGUE KO CUP S/F 2nd leg: Newcastle vGlasgow 8pm, Workington v Newport 7pm NATIONAL LEAGUE: Buxton v Isle ofWight 3pm