SPEEDWAY News and Fixtures

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LINE-UPS have been announced for the two British Semi-Finals which take place early next month.The meetings are at Sheffield (July 5) and Rye House (July 7) with qualification places up for grabs for the British Final at Wolverhampton on July 30.SHEFFIELD (July 5): Tai Woffinden, Lewis Bridger, Ben Barker, Olly Allen, Simon Stead, Ricky Ashworth, Richard Lawson, Lee Complin, Andrew Tully, Richard Hall, James Wright, Chris Schramm, Derek Sneddon, Adam Roynon, Carl Wilkinson, Kyle Howarth.RYE HOUSE (July 7): Edward Kennett, Chris Harris, Scott Nicholls, Danny King, Stuart Robson, David Howe, Robert Mear, Josh Auty, Craig Cook, Leigh Lanham, Jordan Frampton, Chris Mills, Simon Lambert, Ritchie Hawkins, Luke Bowen, Jason Bunyan.Reserves: Kyle Newan, Richie Worrall.(SPEEDWAY 2)

BELLE Vue have re-signed in-form Craig Cook to replace injured Dane Claus Vissing - and he goes straight into the side to face Wolverhampton at Kirkmanshulme Lane on Monday.But the Aces have been struck by another injury blow as Patrick Hougaard, who broke a collarbone earlier in the season, has done so again after a crash in Sweden and has returned to Denmark for further checks.Manager Jim Lynch said: “Vissing will be out for a few weeks so I was delighted that we could fit Cook back into the side. The people at Edinburgh told me he is riding on the crest of a wave. I read recently that he wanted another chance to ride in the Elite League and now he’s got it.“He was very positive when I spoke to him which was good because I felt that positivity had waned a bit towards the end of last season.”

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ADRIAN Miedzinski has agreed to remain with Poole for their home clash with King’s Lynn on Wednesday – despite having previously stepped down from the club.The Pole will extend his stay after promoter Matt Ford confirmed “a couple of derailments” in his bid to bring in a replacement rider.Ford said: “Because we didn't have a deal in place with his replacement we hadn't re-declared our team to the BSPA, despite announcing that Adrian wouldn't be able to extend his contract to the end of the season.“Therefore he is currently in our 1-7 and so is eligible to ride for us. It will also allow us all to say a fond farewell to him on Wednesday night.”

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PLYMOUTH moved off the bottom the Premier League table with a 51-39 home win over Leicester.Devils promoter Mike Bowden praised American star Ryan Fisher, who took 1.44 seconds off the St Boniface Arena track record with his recorded time of 48.06 in his second race.Bowden said: “It was a very good all round team performance and it was pleasing to get the win to take us off the bottom of the table.“Ryan Fisher was outstanding and it was also very encouraging to see James Holder pick up a couple of race wins, which should boost his confidence.”(SPEEDWAY 5)

STOKE promoter Dave Tattum is predicting a tense battle for the National League Fours crown at Loomer Road on Sunday.Tattum’s Potters will be amongst the favourites for the event on home territory, especially as they include man-of-the-moment Richie Worrall who will be paraded before the meeting to celebrate his World Under-21 Final qualification.Tattum said: “What Richie has achieved wants shouting from the rooftops because he has come such a long way in such a short time. He is a credit to the sport, and we at Stoke and I’m sure supporters from the rest of the National League would like to congratulate him on what he has done.“I'm sure it’s going to be a superb day and one where shocks could possibly be thrown up. No team is going to take anything for granted and I’m sure it will be a fantastic day for all the supporters with some superb racing for them to enjoy.”

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

SUNDAY JUNE 10:PREMIER LEAGUE: Glasgow v Workington 4pmNATIONAL LEAGUE FOURS: Stoke – OFF

Re-staging date: Saturday June 23, start-time TBA.

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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