SPEEDWAY News and Fixtures

(SPEEDWAY 1)TRIBUTES are being paid throughout the sport following the tragic death of Lakeside captain Lee Richardson.The 33-year-old was involved in a racing accident in Poland on Sunday and died in hospital as a result of his injuries.Lakeside co-promoter Jon Cook said: “I am numb and just can’t take this in. Lee’s loss to his family is beyond imagination and I can’t see further than that at the moment.”Lakeside’s scheduled Elite League fixture at Coventry on Monday has been postponed.

(SPEEDWAY 2)LAKESIDE owner Stuart Douglas says the Hammers will return to action later this week.Their Elite League match at Coventry on Monday was called-off following the death of Lee Richardson, but they will resume their campaign at Poole on Wednesday.Douglas said: “As a mark of respect we will not be competing in our scheduled meeting at Coventry. It is important for our riders to get together sooner rather than later to collectively mourn the loss of our skipper, but it won’t be on Monday.“We intend to race at Poole on Wednesday and the club will stage Friday’s meeting with Swindon in memory of a rider who was a star for both our clubs.”

(FIXTURES)

TUESDAY MAY 15:NATIONAL LEAGUE: Isle of Wight v Mildenhall 7.30

WEDNESDAY MAY 16:SKY SPORTS ELITE LEAGUE: Poole v Lakeside 7.30NATIONAL LEAGUE: King’s Lynn v Dudley 7.30

THURSDAY MAY 17:PREMIER LEAGUE: Sheffield v Redcar 7.45LEAGUE CUP: Ipswich v Plymouth 7.30

FRIDAY MAY 18:SKY SPORTS ELITE LEAGUE: Coventry v Peterborough 8pm, Lakeside v Swindon 8pmPREMIER LEAGUE: Edinburgh v Leicester 7.30, Redcar v Sheffield 7.30PREMIER LEAGUE KO CUP 1st leg: Plymouth v Glasgow 7.30, Scunthorpe v Workington 7.30


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