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TONY Mole has regrettably announced he has shelved plans to bring Birmingham Speedway back to the tapes in 2015.Mole had been attempting to revive the Brummies following their closure midway through the 2014 campaign following the collapse of the Alan and Charles Phillips promotion – but meetings with potential investors have failed to generate the finance required.Mole said: “Our attempt to bring Birmingham back in 2015 has failed because there are insufficient financial pledges being made to meet the targeted figure of £100,000.“We are unfortunately unable to proceed because of insufficient finance, and for that reason I won’t be able to promote speedway in the Elite League or Premier League at Perry Barr next season.“It’s extremely disappointing – we’ve had one or two people show interest but they haven’t followed it up as a result there just hasn’t been sufficient interest in bringing speedway back to Perry Barr to make it happen.”(SPEEDWAY 2)

CRADLEY boss Will Pottinger has urged his side to keep their foot on the gas to ensure they lift the Knockout Cup for a second successive year when they host King's Lynn on Tuesday.The in-form Heathens will bid farewell to Monmore Green in what is set to be their last ever appearance at their adopted home and they are desperate to go out with a bang, holding a 47-43 lead from the first leg.Pottinger said: “Last week’s victory at King’s Lynn puts us in a great position to retain the Knockout Cup, although nothing can be taken for granted as anything can happen. King’s Lynn will be up for the challenge so we must work hard from the off.“Despite all our success last year, we have never won a major trophy in front of our home fans so we’d certainly like to change that on Tuesday.”

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KENT reserve Jason Garrad has announced his retirement from the sport.Garrad rode extensively for the Kings this season as a reserve replacement and was officially declared in their line-up in time for their successful run to National League play-off qualification.Manager John Sampford said: “Jason put in a great deal of effort for us this season and we are grateful for his contribution to the squad – he will always be able to be proud of contributing towards Kent’s third place position in the league and being part of our side which qualified for the championship play-offs. “In the end Jason has decided that he hasn’t personally made quite the level of progress he wanted and with work and family commitments has decided to call it a day. We wish him well.”

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TUESDAY OCTOBER 28:NATIONAL LEAGUE KO CUP FINAL 2nd leg: Cradley v King’s Lynn 7.30

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 29:NATIONAL LEAGUE GRAND FINAL 2nd leg: Coventry v Cradley 7.30

FRIDAY OCTOBER 31:NATIONAL LEAGUE: Devon v Coventry 7.15


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