SPEEDWAY News and Fixtures

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ADRIAN Miedzinski has left Poole following the completion of his temporary arrangement with the Elite League leaders.The Polish star has scored over 100 points in twelve meetings and provided valuable support to top-two Chris Holder and Darcy Ward. Pirates promoter Matt Ford is now looking to bring in a replacement in time for their next fixture on June 13.Ford said: “Adrian said from the outset that he would look at his schedule at this time and has been true to his word. I just hoped we had done enough to convince him that he would stay for the rest of the season.“Clearly it is not a case of Adrian being unhappy at Poole – quite the opposite. In fact he has delayed talking to me because he was finding it difficult to approach me about the matter.”(SPEEDWAY 2)

RYE House reserve Luke Bowen won Heat 15 at Redcar to secure two Premier League points for his team in a 45-45 draw.The Rockets’ six-point lead after Heat 8 was pegged back by the home side in a match run at fast pace in order to beat the weather, and in the decider Bowen came from behind to defeat the previously unbeaten Matej Kus.Rye House promoter Len Silver said: “Luke produced an unbelievable ride in Heat 15, but everybody played their part. Jason (Garrity), Anders (Mellgren) and Ritchie (Hawkins) were rock-solid, and the rest of the team also chipped in points.”Manager John Sampford added: “From where we stood early on, I might have considered the final score as a case of one or two match points lost, but the way it went in the rain a draw was actually a very good result.”

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SCOTTISH rivals Edinburgh and Glasgow have announced details of a joint-admission deal for their forthcoming Knockout Cup quarter-final tie.The sides meet at Armadale on June 29 and Ashfield two days later, and it is the first time they have been drawn together in the Cup since way back 1994.Double-tickets will be available to cover both meetings at a cost of £25 for adults, £20 concessions, £10 for under-16s and £1 for under-12s.Edinburgh chairman Alex Harkess said: “I hope each venue is bursting at the seams. Edinburgh/Glasgow matches are always special but even more so on this occasion with the prospect of the winner going on to win some silverware.”

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LEICESTER co-promoter Alan Jones has pinpointed Newcastle’s World Under-21 Finalist Richie Worrall as a particular threat ahead of the Diamonds’ visit to Beaumont Park on Saturday.The match will feature the top two teams in the early Premier League table, with Newcastle currently six points clear but with the Lions having won their opening four matches.Jones said: “The Newcastle fixture will be another test of character even though they will be missing Claes Nedermark. The rider replacement facility can work for you particularly if the team has a free scoring rider at reserve. “I believe Newcastle have such a person in Richie Worrall who is riding well above his current match average and can take seven rides in the meeting, so it is another big night for us and one we have to win in order to keep pace with the league leaders.”(SPEEDWAY 5)

MILDENHALL have been boosted ahead of the National League Fours at Stoke with No.1 Cameron Heeps declared fit to ride.Heeps has recovered from a shoulder injury which has left him sidelined for the last ten days, and will take his place in the Fen Tigers’ side on Sunday.Co-promoter Michael Lee said: “It's good to have Cam back and it definitely boosts our chances of winning, although I'm sure Nathan Stoneman, who was on standby in case he didn't make it, would have done us proud. “Stefan (Nielsen) and Lewis (Blackbird) are on great form as we saw at Rye House on Monday, and although things haven't gone so well for Danny (Halsey) recently, this is the perfect chance for him to get back to the form we saw him in, up until a couple of weeks ago.”

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

SATURDAY JUNE 9:PREMIER LEAGUE: Leicester v Newcastle 7.30, Rye House v Berwick 7pm, Workington v Plymouth 7pm

SUNDAY JUNE 10:PREMIER LEAGUE: Glasgow v Workington 4pmNATIONAL LEAGUE FOURS: Stoke 3pm

MONDAY JUNE 11:SKY SPORTS ELITE LEAGUE: Belle Vue v Wolverhampton 7.30, King’s Lynn v Swindon 7.30

TUESDAY JUNE 12:NATIONAL LEAGUE KO CUP S/F 1st leg: Dudley v Isle of Wight 7.30


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