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(SPEEDWAY 1)CRADLEY Speedway legend Jan O Pedersen has joined Dudley Heathens as Coachfor the 2012 season.The 1991 World Champion will work alongside Manager Will Pottinger and ismoving back to England from his Danish base.He said: "I'm so pleased to have this opportunity to go back to the clubwhere I started my career, even though they now ride at Wolverhampton in theNational League."If we can be successful and develop the youngsters at the club it willbenefit the fans and I still believe most of the fans are from the oldCradley days."(SPEEDWAY 2)LEICESTER will launch the new season with a Testimonial meeting for MagnusKarlsson in recognition of his ten years' service to British Speedway.And Karlsson has made a strong start to putting his line-up for the March 17meeting together, as three-time World Champion Nicki Pedersen will make hisfirst-ever appearance at Beaumont Park.Pedersen said: "I've known Magnus and his brothers for so many years and Iride together with Magnus in the Swedish League."He invited me if I was interested so that he could get some good names intohis meeting, it's nice to help and it also helps me get as many meetings aspossible before the first Grand Prix."(SPEEDWAY 3)TOMASZ Piszcz is to make a surprise return to Birmingham this season as theBrummies close in on their full line-up for the new Elite League campaign.Polish rider Piszcz rode for the club in the Premier League in 2008-09 buthas been absent from British racing since a troubled spell with Belle Vueearly last year.Brummies boss Graham Drury said: "Tomasz was a tremendously popular riderwith the fans in his previous seasons with us. If he can capture his bestform, he can do a good job for us."

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