SPEEDWAY News and Fixtures

(SPEEDWAY 1)

PETERBOROUGH star Lasse Bjerre is hoping to celebrate a home victory in the Premier League Fours at Peterborough on Sunday.Bjerre is aware that the Panthers have gone over seven years without a trophy and is keen to correct that statistic on their return to the competition.He said: "The club has been waiting too long to win something. It must be time for us to get some silverware."Winning the Fours with Ipswich a few years ago was great. It was a brilliant feeing to be part of a team that won their first trophy for a long time."Media applications for Sunday's event should be sent to George English at george@newcastlediamonds.co .

(SPEEDWAY 2 - WEDNESDAY REVIEW)

RYE House moved off the foot of the Premier League table with a 55-41 win over Redcar at Hoddesdon.Luke Bowen scored a four-ride paid maximum for the Rockets, going unbeaten at that level for the first time since 2008, whilst Edward Kennett notched 13+1.Bowen said: "I'm dedicating my maximum to my nan, who passed away last week. I really wanted it for her, and that's why I didn't want to ride in Heat 15 because if I had dropped a point there it wouldn't have been the same level of tribute."It has been an awful period for my family during her illness, and I've also had the pressure of my own Testimonial meeting, but hopefully you'll start to see a real a Bowen about-turn now."In the National League King's Lynn eased to a 59-36 win over Devon, with Lewis Rose top-scoring on 16 points.Guest Simon Lambert contributed an impressive 17 for the Demons, but they lost James Shanes to a knee injury due to the effects of a first-ride crash.

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IPSWICH host impressive travellers Berwick in the Premier League at Foxhall on Thursday.The Witches are without Gino Manzares as he is representing the USA in the World Cup Race-Off, whilst the Bandits are at full strength as they look to build on their win at Glasgow last weekend.Meanwhile Redcar take on Newcastle in an important local derby at the South Tees Motorsports Park with the two teams currently either side of the cut-off for play-off qualification.Lewis Kerr misses out for the Diamonds with a finger injury whilst Craig Cook guests for Danny King, who is on World Cup duty with Great Britain. The Bears operate rider-replacement for Australian team manager Mark Lemon.

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CHRIS Widman is hoping that his form for Stoke this season will catch the eye of Premier League promoters. The 24 year old from Leicester has added considerably to his 3.50 starting average and is now looking to make the step up a league.He said: "I feel ready to try the Premier League on a regular basis and hope that promoters take a look at my scores and give me a chance."My equipment is the best it's been and I have learned so much over the years. I am now at a club that trusts and believes in me and that is showing in my riding."I just feel that the time is right to give the Premier League a go and hopefully promoters will give me that opportunity.”

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THURSDAY JULY 31: PREMIER LEAGUE: Ipswich v Berwick 7.30, Redcar v Newcastle 7.30

FRIDAY AUGUST 1:PREMIER LEAGUE: Plymouth v Sheffield 7.15, Scunthorpe v Berwick 7.30, Somerset v Ipswich 7.30NATIONAL LEAGUE: Coventry v Stoke 7.30SCOTTISH OPEN: Edinburgh 7.30

SATURDAY AUGUST 2:PREMIER LEAGUE: Berwick v Glasgow 7pm

SUNDAY AUGUST 3:PREMIER LEAGUE FOURS: Peterborough 2.30NATIONAL LEAGUE: Buxton v Devon 3pm, Stoke v Cradley 6pm