SPEEDWAY News and Fixture

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EDINBURGH star Andrew Tully will be one of the Premier League’s representatives in the Ben Fund Bonanza at Birmingham on March 11.Tully admits he misses his visits to Perry Barr from when his club was in the same league as the Brummies, who were elevated to the top flight last year.He said: “I’ve had my fair share of help from the Ben Fund so it’s good to be able to give something back. It’s good to get some early season racing as well.“I like Birmingham, I was disappointed when they went into the Elite League which meant I wouldn’t be there regularly. Maybe the top riders will all be focussed on taking each other out and I’ll be able to pick up some points!”

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TELFORD Ice chief Graham Drury says Coventry’s Edward Kennett is his tip for the last-ever British Open Championship crown.Kennett makes his return from suspension at the Shropshire rink this Sunday, February 26 – and Drury says he will be the man to stop.He said: “People have been asking me who I predict will win the British Open but I do think it’s impossible to predict with any confidence because of the quality of the field.“But I just think the fact that Kennett has been on a bike regularly on the small Californian tracks recently means he will be sharp and ready to do the business.”

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NEW Swindon signings Hans Andersen and Troy Batchelor will race into action in the Bob Kilby Memorial Trophy at the Abbey Stadium on Sunday, March 18.Danish Grand Prix star Andersen is preparing for his first season with the club and Batchelor is set for his second spell as a Robin.Swindon co-promoter Gary Patchett said: “Clearly a meeting of the importance of the Bob Kilby Memorial warrants the inclusion of the very best riders in the sport.“We are fortunate to have two of the Elite League’s very best riders at Swindon this year in Troy and Hans. Their inclusion in Bob’s Memorial meeting certainly means that this is a title that is going to take some winning.”

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SUNDAY FEBRUARY 26:TELFORD INDOOR ICE: England Select v Rest of the World Select + Speedway Star Best Pairs 3pm, British Open 7.30