Speedway News

PETER Karlsson is delighted to further extend his long British racing career with a move to Lakeside for the 2012 Elite League season.

42-year-old Karlsson, who has spent the bulk of his distinguished career with Wolverhampton, has joined the Hammers on loan from the Monmore club.He said: “The Arena Essex Raceway, where the Lakeside Hammers race, is one of my best tracks and I think the team that they have put together has an excellent chance of success.

“Once I knew that there was no place for me at Wolverhampton I spoke to Jon Cook as Lakeside was the track I wanted to be at. It's the perfect set-up for me as I know the management well, the track is always well prepared, and the fans have always been good to me.”

DUDLEY Heathens have finalised their team plans for the 2012 National League season by signing former British Under 15 champion Dan Greenwood.

Greenwood, who won the title in 2007, looked to be lost to the sport when he quit for personal reasons the following winter - but he made a comeback last September and scored points for Newport in a handful of meetings.

He said: “I was really pleased to be back on a bike last season and I feel I can be a much better and improved rider than I was in 2007 because I was only 15 and was pretty small.

“I’ve grown a bit since then and I feel I can be a more complete rider because of it. I’m looking forward to scoring points for the Heathens.”