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LEICESTER promoter David Hemsley says their staging of the Elite League Riders’ Championship promises to be one of the best nights since the club re-formed in 2011.The Jordan Road Surfacing Stadium will play host to the first Major Event of the new season, with the top flight’s top men in action on Saturday March 21.Hemsley said: “Apart from our opening night in 2011 and last season’s staging of the Speedway Riders’ Benevolent Fund meeting this is by far our most important event to date. “It is an honour to be awarded such a plum meeting on behalf of British Speedway and with each team represented on the night it gives fans an early opportunity to watch at least one of their top riders competing for the trophy.”


PETERBOROUGH chiefs are thrilled to have been given the honour of staging one of the biggest meetings in the Premier League calendar in 2015.The annual Fours event will take place at the East of England Showground for the fifth time in six years on Sunday August 2, but the first for the new promotion headed by Trevor Swales and Ged Rathbone.Swales said: “We are absolutely delighted the BSPA have seen fit to award such an important meeting to a new promotion.“I am sure we will repay their confidence with another cracking staging of the Fours which really is one of the highlights of the season in the Premier League.”


BERWICK’S search for a new main team sponsor has proved successful with K.Dixon Building Services set to put their name to the Bandits.The locally-based company which covers North-East England and Southern Scotland have sponsored meetings at Shielfield Park in previous seasons but have now stepped up to back the team.Berwick director George Hepburn said: “As well as welcoming Kevin and Vicky (Dixon) into our speedway 'family' at this time, we should acknowledge the invaluable input of our good friend Malcolm Leighton in putting the deal together.“This is a company renowned for the highest quality and finish in each field of work which is demonstrated by the numerous professional accreditations they hold.Having them on board is going to be a terrific help to us this term.”

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