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Speedway: Bears In Comfortable Win

Redcar SG Petch Bears closed the gap to the top 4 in the league, with a 52-40 win over the Edinburgh Monarchs at the Media Prima Arena on Thursday. On a warm evening on Teesside, it was the Monarchs who started the faster with a 4-2 in heat 1 thanks to Sam Masters and the returning Theo Pijper. That was as good as it got for the Monarchs however, with Coty Garcia and Danny Ayres getting a 5-1 to give the Bears a lead which they never relinquished. With the Monarchs 10 points adrift ....


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Speedway: Redcar V Edinburgh

Redcar SG Petch Bears will be looking to keep their home run going with a win against the league leading Edinburgh Monarchs at the Media Prima Arena on Thursday (7:30pm start).    The Bears had a convincing win against local rivals Newcastle last week, and manager Jitendra Duffill was thankful for the 3 guests on show and their clubs for helping out the patched up Bears: “Last week was a very convincing victory for us and I expected a much tougher contest. I have to ....


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Speedway: Redcar In Comfortable Derby Win

Injury hit Redcar SG Petch Bears ran out comfortable 55-37 winners against the Newcastle Diamonds at the Media Prima Arena on Thursday night. The Bears went into the meeting without four of their normal starting lineup, but the 3 Bears and 3 guests put on a superb performance to give Redcar the 3 points on the night. After an opening heat 3-3. the Bears took a 5-1 in heat two thanks to Coty Garcia and guest Liam Carr and never looked back. Robert Lambert and Steve Worrall provided good ....


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Speedway: Redcar V Newcastle Preview

Redcar SG Petch Bears go into this Thursdays meeting against local rivals Newcastle battling injuries and rider availability - but still determined to get one over our Geordie friends! As Bears manager Jitendra Duffill points out, the injury hit Bears had another night to forget last Friday at Edinburgh as their injury jinx struck again: “We go into this Thursday\'s fixture little patched up. Jason, Charles, Coty and Danny have all picked up injuries in the last 2 ....


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Speedway - Redcar V Glasgow Abandoned

Last night’s SG Petch Bears meeting against Glasgow was abandoned after 9 heats, following a massive crash involving Redcar\'s Coty Garcia and Glasgow\'s Richard Lawson. Lawson took a heavy fall into the airfence, but unfortunately momentum took Coty over the airfence and almost into the crowd on the second bend. Miraculously, both riders managed to get up and walk away, although once he returned to the pits and the adrenaline wore off Garcia was in a lot of discomfort and the ....


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Speedway: Redcar V Glasgow

Redcar SG Petch Bears face possibly their toughest task of the season, as they take on 2nd place Glasgow Tigers at the Media Prima Arena on Thursday (7:30pm start).  Both sides go into the meeting in good form, with the Bears coming into the meeting off the back of the large 50-34 win away at Berwick on Saturday. We will be missing a couple of members of the team on Thursday - Jonas B Andersen is riding in his native Denmark and we will be using rider replacement to cover his ....


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Speedway: Bears Return To Winning Ways

Redcar SG Petch Bears returned to winning ways with a comfortable 51-42 victory over the Scunthorpe Scorpions at the Media Prima Arena on Thursday night. It was a great team effort from the Bears, who were missing Ben Barker due to an accident suffered at home on Thursday morning. Our best wishes go to Ben, who spent Thursday in hospital. The meeting started off with a minutes silence to pay respects to the victims of the tragic incident in Manchester on Monday night. The meeting itself ....


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Speedway: Redcar V Scunthorpe Preview

Redcar SG Petch Bears will look to get back to winning ways this Thursday, as they take on Scunthorpe Scorpions at the Media Prima Arena with a prompt 7:30pm start. Injury hit Bears suffered defeat at home to Workington last time out, losing their 100% home record in the process. Bears manager Jitendra Duffill was disappointed, but is keen not to panic: \"It was obviously very disappointing to lose at home last week against Workington. I said before the meeting that we were vulnerable as we ....


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Speedway: Bears Lose 100% Home Record

Redcar SG Petch Bears battled hard, but fell to a 48-42 defeat to the Workington Comets at the Media Prima Arena on Thursday night. The Comets came to Teesside full of confidence, and with a side full of riders who ride the Media Prima well and proved just too strong for the Bears on the night. Team GB international Craig Cook led the Comets superbly with 13 points, with great support from ex Bear Ty Proctor and Matt Williamson. For the Bears, Ben Barker was again excellent ....


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Speedway: Redcar V Workington

After a week’s break, this Thursday sees the Redcar SG Petch Bears return to the Media Prima Arena as they take on the Workington Comets in Championship action (7:30pm start prompt.) It has been a tough couple of weeks for the Bears, with injuries and other commitments taking their toll resulting in away defeats at Glasgow and Sheffield. Ellis Perks will again miss the meeting following his nasty crash at Poole, sustaining a suspected hairline fracture of his kneecap and ....


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Speedway: Bears Travel To Sheffield

There is no action at the Media Prima Arena this Thursday, as the SG Petch Bears instead travel to Sheffield to take on the Tigers in Championship action (7:30pm start). Sheffield, like the Bears, have started the season well and at home especially are a very strong side and it shapes up to be a cracking contest. The Tigers have a couple of names very familiar to Bears fans in ex-number 1 Lasse Bjerre and Bears asset Rob Branford.  The Bears will be without Danish star Jonas B ....


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Bears In Narrow Victory Against The Bandits

  Redcar SG Petch Bears continued their good form with a 49-43 win over the Berwick Bandits, but were made to work hard by a determined Berwick side at the Media Prima Arena. The meeting stated well for the Bears, with two heat wins from Charles Wright helping the Bears to a 10 point lead after just 5 heats. Berwick dug in well however and battled their way back into the meeting with heat wins for the impressive Kevin Doolan and Steve Worrall. A heat 12 5-1 for the Bears eased ....


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Redcar Bears V Berwick Bandits Championship Thursday 4th May

After a good 7 days, the SG Petch Bears return to the Media Prima Arena this Thursday as they take on the Berwick Bandits in Championship action, with a prompt 7:30 start. After the Bears comfortable win over Newcastle last week, the Bears also took two points from the clash away at Workington in a 45-45 draw.  Bears manager Jitendra Duffill reflected on the previous week’s meetings:  “What a result that was last week! I expected a close meeting but our boys put in an ....


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Dominant Bears In Derby Win

Redcar SG Petch Bears continued their impressive start to the season with a dominant 58-34 win over local rivals the Newcastle Diamonds at the Media Prima Arena on Thursday night. With the afternoon showers, the track was slightly tricky at the start of the meeting and a good start was going to be crucial. At the second time of asking in heat 1, the Bears notched a 5-1 and never looked back. The impressive Ellis Perks won heat two on his way to a career best 15+2 score, the day ....


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Speedway: Bears Maintain 100% League Record

Redcar SG Petch Bears made it 2 wins from 2, with an excellent all round team performance to beat the Ipswich Witches 54-35 on Thursday night at the Media Prima Arena. Every single Bear registered at least a paid win, but the night was marred with an injury to Ipswich rider Nico Covatti in heat 12. Covatti and his team mate Danyon Hume came together going into the third bend, with Covatti coming off worse and receiving lengthy on track treatment before being transferred to hospital. ....


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Speedway: Redcar V Ipswich Preview

Redcar SG Petch Bears will be looking to put the disappointing home defeat against Peterborough behind them this Thursday, as they take on the heavily fancied Ipswich Witches at the Media Prima Arena with a 7:30pm start.  Since then however, the Bears gained a superb away win at Scunthorpe which kick started their league campaign brilliantly and will be looking to back that up with a home league win against a strong looking Ipswich side that includes the current British Champion in Danny ....


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Bears Fail To Progress In Ko Cup

Redcar SG Petch Bears failed to progress in the KO Cup after losing 44-46 to the Peterborough Panthers on Thursday evening, meaning a 83-95 defeat on aggregate. Peterborough started strongly on the night, and after 3 heats led by 10 points on the night and the Bears never really recovered. Despite the defeat, there were still some positives for the Bears however with Jason Garrity and in particular Ben Barker pulling out some impressive rides. Heat 11 was a great example of ....


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Can The Bears Ko The Panthers?

This Thursday sees the SG Petch Bears take on Peterborough Panthers in the second leg of the KO Cup at the Media Prima Arena, with a 7:30pm start. The Bears trail by 10 after the 49-39 defeat at Peterborough on Sunday, and Bears team manager Jitendra Duffill is hopeful that the Bears can pull back the deficit to progress to the next round:  \"10 points is definitely salvageable and it sets the 2nd leg of this tie up nicely from a spectators point of view. Our boys are fired up for this ....


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Bears In Early Season Change

The SG Petch Bears have moved swiftly to cover for the injured Tobias Busch by signing Coty Garcia, pending clearance, on a 28 day loan period. Redcar would like to thank Berwick for their co-operation and hope that Coty can reproduce some of the form Bears saw from him last season. Busch has returned back home to Germany for rest and treatment on his injured ankle and has been informed he will be welcome back to the Media Prima Arena when he is fully fit and ready.    ....


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Dominant Bears In Comfortable Win

  Redcar SG Petch Bears put in a dominant performance at a chilly Media Prima Arena on Thursday night, running out comfortable 57-35 winners against a  Russ Hodgson Select side. The star of the show for the Bears was undoubtedly Ben Barker. The Cornishman had a tough week with mechanical issues last week, but has worked hard to resolve those this week and recorded a superb 15 point maximum. Barker looked very quick all night, and indeed recorded the fastest time of the night in ....


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Garrity Roars To Julie Lewis Victory

Redcar SG Petch Bears new number 1 Jason Garrity roared to a 15 point maximum and first place in the Julie Lewis Memorial at the Media Prima Arena on Thursday night. Garrity went through the card unbeaten and never looked like losing a race, with ex Bears captain Ulrich Ostergaard finishing second and Ty Proctor third after a run off with the impressive Tero Aarnio. The Media Prima Arena track held up very well after the heavy afternoon showers, and provided the good crowd with some ....


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Speedway Season Starts With Julie Lewis Memorial

The new speedway season is finally upon us, and the Redcar SG Petch Bears start their season this Thursday (30th March) with the annual Julie Lewis Memorial meeting, in memory of former office manager from both Cleveland Park and the Media Prima Arena, Julie Lewis. This year sees a slight change to the format, with the meeting returning to a senior event with a 16 man field to be raced over 20 heats. There will be no semi finals or finals, with the top scorer after the 20 heats the ....


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Sg Petch Return As Bears Sponsors

Fantastic news for all at Redcar Speedway is that the Bears will once again be backed by S.G.Petch (Middlesbrough) in conjunction with Hyundai for the 2017 season. Promoter Kevin Keay has revealed that negotiations have been going on for several weeks but thanks to sterling work by the clubs commercial manager Ian Drinkel and input from James Boothby (website coordinator) the deal was finally sealed today. \"We are delighted to have the backing of such a major company as S.G.Petch and we ....


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Redcar Bears Unveil New Promoter And Line Up

  Redcar Bears can today announce their new promoter as Kevin Keay - plus the names of your new look 2017 team!Kevin Keay will be well known to a lot of Redcar fans, having previously competed for the Redcar Cubs in the Northern Junior league, and more recently managing the same side in the competition. He has been a regular at the track during the week over the last few years, helping with track work and carrying out any jobs that need doing. He has also organized the amateur meetings ....


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Jorgensen Wins Silver Helmet

Berwick Bandits man Thomas Jorgensen was the winner of the 2016 Teesside Silver Helmet, after an excellent meeting at the Media Prima Arena on Thursday night. The Dane, who always seems to go well on Teesside, beat off the challenge of American Ricky Wells and home favourite David Bellego in the final with Glasgow captain Aaron Summers finishing fourth. Bellego had been unbeaten all night before the final, but was unfortunate to pick gate 4 for the last heat. On an eventful ....


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