SPEEDWAY News

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BIRMINGHAM have been taken over by Oldbury-based employment and training business BCTG – Black Country Training Group Ltd.Directors Alan Phillips and Chris Luty outlined their plans on Monday, which will see the Brummies remain in the Elite League with Graham and Denise Drury at the helm, whilst outgoing owner Tony Mole becomes Honorary President.Lifelong speedway fan Phillips said: “We aim to make the Brummies the pride of the city. We are absolutely delighted to be given the opportunity to contribute towards making the team the elite of the elite.“Birmingham is a major city and speedway is now a major sport, it’s only right that the Brummies fulfil their potential and represent Birmingham accordingly.”

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WORKINGTON moved into fourth place in the Premier League table with a double home win over Plymouth in the final matches of the season.The Comets won Monday’s first meeting 60-35 and were 48-23 up in the second, which was abandoned after twelve races due to rain with the result standing.Team boss Tony Jackson said: “Full credit to both sets of riders for seeing the second match through to where a result could be declared in what became pretty dreadful conditions by the end.“We are pleased to have sealed fourth place, which considering our run of injuries over the second part of the season is quite an achievement. When you are forced to use guest riders for such a long period it is far from ideal but generally they have done a fantastic job for which we are very grateful, while our own team members can justifiably feel very proud of their efforts over the season.”

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MILDENHALL have confirmed they plan to keep Cameron Heeps at West Row in the National League next season.Heeps has already agreed a deal to join Ipswich in the Premier League but hopes to double-up and ride for both teams subject to any rule changes at the National League AGM.Fen Tigers co-promoter Chris Louis said: “Cameron is at an age where the more he races, the more he will develop. I'm sure the experience he gains at Premier League level will be a huge benefit for the Fen Tigers.“We have already put in a lot of time, effort and expense bringing him over to the UK, but in the short time he has been here he has already matured as a rider, and is always willing to listen and learn from Kevin (Jolly), Michael (Lee) and myself at West Row.”