SPEEDWAY, 2015 SGB major events dates

BRITISH Speedway’s Major Events series has an early start in 2015 – with a new venue for the Elite League Riders’ Championship.Leicester will play host to the top men from the top flight at the Jordan Road Surfacing Stadium on Saturday March 21, ahead of the start of regular league competition the following week.Swindon skipper Troy Batchelor took the honours when the meeting was staged at King’s Lynn last autumn, with Maciej Janowski and Jason Doyle completing the top three.The race for the British Championship, won in the last two years by Tai Woffinden, begins with the semi-finals at Sheffield on Thursday May 7 and King’s Lynn on Wednesday May 20.Competitors will be looking to book their places in the British Final, which has regularly produced high drama in recent years and will once again be staged at Wolverhampton, on Monday June 15.At Under-21 level, several of the nation’s rising stars will be in action in the semi-final at Mildenhall on Sunday April 5, with places up for grabs in the British Under-21 Final, which this year is to be staged at Coventry (date to be confirmed).The hugely popular Premier League major events all remain at their established venues, with the PL Pairs taking place as usual at Somerset on Friday July 3, which is the evening before the British Grand Prix at nearby Cardiff.The Premier League Fours returns to Peterborough on the afternoon of Sunday August 2, whilst Sheffield will continue to host the PLRC which has been set for Sunday September 6 (5pm start).National League major events were confirmed in the fixture list for the third tier earlier this week, and they are as follows – NL Fours: Coventry, Sunday June 14; NL Pairs: King’s Lynn, Saturday September 5; NLRC: Rye House, Saturday September 26.And the British Youth Championship takes place over six rounds at: Scunthorpe (Sunday May 10), Eastbourne (Saturday May 16), Leicester (Sunday June 14), Rye House (Sunday July 26), Northside (Sunday August 30) and Redcar (Saturday September 5).BRITISH SPEEDWAY MAJOR EVENTS 2015:ELITE LEAGUE RIDERS’ CHAMPIONSHIP: Leicester, Saturday March 21BRITISH UNDER-21 FINAL: Coventry, (Date to be confirmed)BRITISH FINAL: Wolverhampton, Monday June 15PREMIER LEAGUE PAIRS: Somerset, Friday July 3PREMIER LEAGUE FOURS: Peterborough, Sunday August 2PREMIER LEAGUE RIDERS’ CHAMPIONSHIP: Sheffield, Sunday September 6BRITISH UNDER-21 SEMI-FINAL: Mildenhall, Sunday April 5BRITISH SEMI-FINALS: Sheffield, Thursday May 7; King’s Lynn, Wednesday May 20NATIONAL LEAGUE FOURS: Coventry, Sunday June 14NATIONAL LEAGUE PAIRS: King’s Lynn, Saturday September 5NATIONAL LEAGUE RIDERS’ CHAMPIONSHIP: Rye House, Saturday September 26


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