SPEEDWAY News and Fixtures

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KYLE Newman has qualified for the semi-finals of the World Under-21 Championship having negotiated his first round event in Germany on Sunday.Newman scored nine points at Neustadt Donau and is now just one meeting away from the full seven-round Final series.GB Under-21 co-boss Neil Vatcher said: “On a very hot, sunny day Kyle worked very hard for his points and sixth-place finish. He made the most of his two gate fours by winning Heat 1 and getting a vital second place in Heat 20.“He is now looking forward to hopefully being drawn in the Italian semi-final.”

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NEWCASTLE have added a fixture for next Sunday, May 6, thanks to the co-operation of rivals Scunthorpe.The Scorpions have stepped in for a Premier League match after Newcastle suffered a rain-off yesterday to their League Cup tie against Redcar, who are unable to return next weekend.Newcastle boss George English said: “I have to send some very sincere thanks to Scunthorpe. Their promoter Rob Godfrey has been magnificent in getting his team to come to us with one week’s notice.“It’s a great relief dealing with people with such helpful and positive attitudes, and as a result we don’t have two blank weekends, we race next Sunday!”

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TIM Webster has quit Buxton and will be replaced in the Hitmen team by Adam McKinna.Webster is to pursue other avenues after stating he did not want to let the club down as he was struggling at the Hi-Edge Raceway, so McKinna returns having previously raced for the National League outfit in 2008.Buxton chief Jayne Moss said: “Obviously it has left a hole in the team as he was the second highest averaged rider, and there are not many heat leaders sat on the sidelines looking for a ride.“Adam has had an unlucky couple of years, he has suffered a lot of injuries which has kept him out of team plans on several occasions but when he’s raced he has been a high scorer in both the National League and Premier League for Newcastle.”

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SCUNTHORPE have added Jerran Hart to their National League squad whilst Oliver Greenwood recovers from a broken collarbone.Hart has recently joined the club’s Premier League team and the move enables him to get more meetings under his belt with Greenwood now set to be out for up to six weeks.Saints boss Stuart Parnaby said: “I think it benefits all parties. It takes the pressure off our young lads at reserve, Danny Phillips and Max Clegg, who can just out and do their own thing, without worrying too much about how many points they are scoring.“And once Oliver does return, it gives us options, because Jerran can ride when Stevie (Worrall) or Gary (Irving) are riding in the Premier League and vice versa.”(FIXTURES)

MONDAY APRIL 30: SKY SPORTS ELITE LEAGUE: Peterborough v Lakeside OFF, Wolverhampton v Poole 7.30

TUESDAY MAY 1:NATIONAL LEAGUE KO CUP 2nd leg: Isle of Wight v Rye House 7.30

WEDNESDAY MAY 2:SKY SPORTS ELITE LEAGUE: Belle Vue v King’s Lynn 8pmNATIONAL LEAGUE KO CUP 2nd leg: King’s Lynn v Mildenhall 7.30