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(SPEEDWAY 1)WOLVERHAMPTON promoter Chris Van Straaten has confirmed club legend PeterKarlsson is free to talk to other Elite league clubs.Van Straaten hopes to sign Swedish Grand Prix star Freddie Lindgren andtalented British youngster Tai Woffinden as his top two for next year'sElite League campaign.He said: "It's so hard making a call to PK to tell him he is probably theone to make way for next season. I've been doing this a long time but itdoesn't make things easier for me."I'd like to keep Freddie and Woffy and we will be talking to both of them.I'm meeting Tai at his home next week and hopefully things will cometogether."(SPEEDWAY 2)TWIN brothers Steve and Richie Worrall will both line up for Newcastle nextseason.Richie's loan deal from Scunthorpe has been extended and Steve also joinsafter spending 2011 with the Scorpions. Veteran Australian Mark Lemon alsoagreed terms to continue with the Diamonds earlier this month.Newcastle co-promoter Darryl Illingworth said: "Both of the Worralls arecurrently in Australia expanding their speedway knowledge and a quick phonecall sorted out deals for both of them to be with us in 2012."We look forward to the continued further progress of two of the best youngBritish riders on the scene and we must thank Rob Godfrey at Scunthorpe forhis continued assistance in these signings."(SPEEDWAY 3)IPSWICH will have an all-Australian reserve pairing in 2012 after agreeingterms with Rohan Tungate to join Cameron Heeps.Tungate made some impressive late-season appearances in the UK this year,racing in two individual meetings at Redcar and also in a Four-TeamTournament at Leicester.Witches boss Pete Simmons said: "We had been keeping an eye on Rohan afterhis first spin in the UK was here at Foxhall last summer, and we're chuffedto bits to land his signature for the 2012 season as a number of other clubswere in the running."It's great to have another hungry young Aussie on board and I'm sure onceboth Rohan and Cameron find their feet they will be a force to be reckonedwith, and will certainly be pushing to get into the top five as the seasonprogresses."(SPEEDWAY 4)DOUBLE National champion Jason Garrity has been named as the seventh andfinal member of the Rye House team for 2012.18-year-old Garrity won both the British Under-19 and National LeagueRiders' Championships this year, both staged at the Rockets' Hoddesdonvenue, and gained late-season Premier League experience with Leicester.Promoter Len Silver said: "Jason demonstrates a winner's attitude, and inone so young that is very refreshing. I believe this boy can go all the wayand I expect that we at Rye House will play a big part in his futuredevelopment. "It gives my team an exciting duo of teenagers, with Jason joining withTyson Nelson for 2012, and I am very excited at the prospect."(SPEEDWAY 5)LOCAL favourite Richard Lawson will remain with Workington for a fourthseason in 2012.Lawson enjoyed his best-ever campaign this year, adding nearly two and ahalf points to his starting average and collecting several end-of-seasonawards from the club.Comets promoter Keith Denham said: "Richard has really impressed me with theway he has improved in 2011 and was always first on the team sheet for 2012."I'm really pleased with the way he rides Derwent Park and his performancesat away tracks have been a great boost for the Comets when we were depletedin numbers."

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