SPEEDWAY News and Fixtures

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NEXT month’s Premier League Fours at Peterborough will have a 2.30pm start-time.The East of England Showground has become the spiritual home of the Fours, and the July 15 event will feature eight of the thirteen Premier League clubs.BSPA Major Events co-ordinator David Hoggart said: “We are delighted to be bringing this festival of Premier League Speedway back to the Showground and in response to a number of requests we have set the start time to give everyone the utmost flexibility with travelling arrangements. “Yet again the Panthers promotion and the Showground authorities have been extremely helpful and it’s always a pleasure to work with them, which of course makes for a great day out.”

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PETERBOROUGH have rung the changes ahead of their Bank Holiday Monday home clash with Lakeside.Panthers bosses have reacted to a poor recent run of form by axing Jesper B Monberg and the doubling-up duo of Lasse Bjerre and Rene Bach, with Polish duo Krzyztof Buczkowski and Norbert Kosciuch – who rode for the club in the last two seasons – returning.Joint-manager Jan Staechmann said: “In the last couple of weeks with the results we’ve been getting it’s become obvious we are weak in certain areas and we aren’t able to cover when riders were missing.“We have had a very narrow window when we have been able to strengthen-up, and one of the things we have been able to do is to do away with one of the doubling-up positions. This has been a particular problem when riders have been competing for their Premier League clubs and we have had to try and find suitable guest replacements.”

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WOLVERHAMPTON have been hit by a further injury blow with skipper Freddie Lindgren crashing in Poland on Sunday.The Swede suffered a leg injury, although nothing is broken, and is also complaining of pain in his lower stomach. The Monmore club have moved quickly to book Chris Harris to guest in their home clash with Swindon on Monday.Wolves chief Chris Van Straaten said: “Chris is a very popular rider wherever he goes, and he was our first port of call when Freddie got in touch. “He accepted the booking straight away and we look forward to seeing his all-action style around Monmore Green.”(SPEEDWAY 4)

NEWCASTLE forced a 45-45 draw at Glasgow to collect two Premier League points from their trip to Ashfield.The match went down to a tense finale with the scores level, and with Joe Screen winning the race for the hosts, Stuart Robson and Christian Henry kept James Grieves at the back to ensure a share of the spoils.Diamonds boss George English said: “The lads had to overcome some major problems for Claes Nedermark who retired from two races making us effectively a six-man team, and to a man they responded perfectly to lift their game and keep the match tight. “Our guests both performed admirably and every point counted so we have no complaints whilst Christian Henry was superb. A draw was probably the fairest result, but a win would have been nice.”(FIXTURES)

MONDAY JUNE 4:SKY SPORTS ELITE LEAGUE: Peterborough v Lakeside 8pm, Wolverhampton v Swindon 8pmPREMIER LEAGUE: Newcastle v Glasgow 6.30, Workington v Berwick 7pmLEAGUE CUP: Rye House v Ipswich 2pm, Scunthorpe v Sheffield 3pmNATIONAL LEAGUE: Rye House v Mildenhall (follows LC fixture), Scunthorpe v Buxton (follows PL fixture)

TUESDAY JUNE 5:NATIONAL LEAGUE: Isle of Wight v King’s Lynn 7.30

WEDNESDAY JUNE 6:SKY SPORTS ELITE LEAGUE: King’s Lynn v Birmingham 7.30, Poole v Swindon 7.30

THURSDAY JUNE 7:SKY SPORTS ELITE LEAGUE: Birmingham v King’s Lynn 7.30, Swindon v Poole 7.30PREMIER LEAGUE: Redcar v Rye House 7.30, Sheffield v Workington 7.45

FRIDAY JUNE 8:PREMIER LEAGUE: Ipswich v Redcar 7.30, Plymouth v Leicester 7.30, Somerset v Berwick 7.30


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