SPEEDWAY News and fixtures

(SPEEDWAY 1)BELLE Vue star Rory Schlein secured one of the biggest results of his careerwith victory in the Elite League Riders' Championship at Swindon.Schlein edged out home man Scott Nicholls and defending champion FreddieLindgren in a dramatic final race in front of a big Blunsdon crowd.British Speedway major events co-ordinator David Hoggart said: "That wassome of the best racing we've seen for a very long time, and the Finalitself was an absolute thriller."Most people probably had Rory down to win after his performance but hemissed the start off gate four and had to work his way through from fourthto first and it was gripping to watch. It was a great night and Icongratulate Swindon for the efforts they put in to ensure a successfulmeeting."(SPEEDWAY 2)BERWICK skipper Lee Complin secured a paid maximum in his side's 52-41 winover Workington on Saturday.But the Bandits lost Swedish star Ludvig Lindgren with a foot injury after aheavy crash in Heat 8 in which he shattered four fence boards.Workington were again well-served by the in-form Richard Lawson, who rackedup an 18-point haul including a winning tactical ride for double-points.Berwick boss Ian Rae said: "We were in excellent form tonight despite losingLindgren in his third race, bet despite that we hope we'll give these(Newcastle) Diamonds a shock on their shale on Sunday evening."(SPEEDWAY 3)SCUNTHORPE have confirmed the first leg of the National League Play-OffFinal against Mildenhall will take place at the Eddie Wright Raceway onFriday.The second leg will be at West Row on Sunday October 23, the Saints havingbooked their place with a four-point aggregate win over Belle Vue.Team boss Stuart Parnaby said: "It was a really good team effort. I thoughtat one point we were going to lose, but they all dug deep and produced thegoods."We've got it all to do again next week against Midenhall if we are to claimthe league title. It is what this team deserves for two years of hard work.We've earned the opportunity to race for the title. Now we have to take it."(FIXTURES)

SUNDAY OCTOBER 16:PREMIER LEAGUE: Glasgow v Newport 1.30, Glasgow v Newport 3.30, Rye House vIpswich 2pm, Newcastle v Berwick 7pm, Workington v Sheffield 3.30 BERNIEKLATT MEMORIAL TROPHY: Mildenhall 4.30 JUNIOR OPEN MEETING: Leicester 3pmTUESDAY OCTOBER 18:BANKS'S OLYMPIQUE: Wolverhampton 7.30WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 19:ELITE LEAGUE KO CUP FINAL 1st leg: Belle Vue v Poole 8pm