SPEEDWAY News and Fixture


RYE House have opened discussions with Belle Vue over the signing of talented British youngster Jason Garrity on a full transfer.Garrity, who won two major individual events at Hoddesdon last season and will ride for the Rockets in 2012, has requested a transfer from the Manchester club.Rye House promoter Len Silver said: “I would be surprised if we cannot reach a satisfactory agreement. Jason struck up a strong friendship with Chris Neath during their time together in the French Alps and I know that Chris intends to take the lad under his wing and ease his way into our Premier League team.“He is as yet fairly untried at Premier level and backing from our captain, given his wealth of experience, must give him a reasonable chance of the success he’s targeting.”


CAMERON Woodward is to retain his position as Eastbourne captain for the new Elite League season.Woodward led the Eagles to the runners-up position in 2011 and will take the role again this year, although the club are yet to determine their riding order beyond the fact the Joonas Kylmakorpi starts at No.1.Team boss Trevor Geer said: “Cam was an integral part of our successful campaign last year – both on the track and in the pits. He gets on well with all the riders and everyone agreed it was one of the best pits atmospheres we have ever had at Arlington.“All the riders worked well together and Cam was an inspiration, especially in the latter part of the season when he was taking on occasions seven rides in a meeting. I didn’t need to think twice about asking Cam to be captain again.”


POOLE’S young Swede Dennis Andersson is optimistic of another strong season for the Elite League Champions as he prepares for his second year with the club.The 20-year-old played a big part in the Pirates’ success of 2011 and is looking to build on that this season, although he admits racing in Great Britain offered a set of new challenges.Andersson said: “It's certainly different in the UK, the tracks are often much smaller and its tighter speedway. It’s not so much about the speed as it is in Sweden but I really enjoyed riding for Poole and am pleased to be back with them.“I think we have good team once again so we should be in with a chance if things go well for us.”


JOSH Auty is relishing the prospect of returning to where his league racing career began as he lines up for Scunthorpe in the Premier League this season.Auty started out at the Eddie Wright Raceway in late 2005, not long after his 15th birthday, and he was a member of the Scorpions side that won successive Conference League titles in 2006 and 2007.He said: “I have really good memories of my previous spell riding for Scunthorpe. We won a lot and it was a good team to be in. Scunthorpe will always have a special place in my heart.“It’s a bit strange to return to the track where it all started off, although of course that was in a different league. It’s a fresh challenge for me, and one that I’m looking forward to.”