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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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Bears Lose Out To Rockets In The Mist

Redcar \'SG Petch\' Bears now look almost certain to finish bottom of the Premier League after a 49-41 defeat to the Rye House Rockets at a very foggy Media Prima Arena on Thursday night. On a miserable night all round, the Bears were slow out of the blocks and never really looked like getting anything from the meeting. Hugh Skidmore was the standout performer for the Bears, scoring an excellent 15 whilst Lasse Bjerre had a good night with 10. For the Rockets, it was two ....


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Will It Be A Final Fling From Redcar Bears?

Redcar \'SG Petch\' Bears go into their last home league meeting of the season knowing a victory is a must against the Rye House Rockets at the Media Prima Arena (7:30pm start). Redcar \'SG Petch\' Bears v Rye House \'BMR\' Rockets - Thursday 15th September - 7:30pm - Premier League The Bears currently sit bottom of the pile, with 21 points from their 22 meetings. A win against Rye House however would lift them above Plymouth and Rye House in the battle to avoid the wooden ....


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Bears Lose Out To Witches!

Redcar \'SG Petch\' Bears suffered a torrid night, as they lost at home to play off chasing Ipswich 53-37 on Friday night at the Media Prima Arena. On a overcast and very windy night on Teesside, the Bears started the meeting off slowly and never really looked like getting back into it. Ipswich flew out of the tapes to get 5-1\'s in the opening two heats, with the imperious Danny King and the impressive Joe Jacobs getting heat wins. Skidmore and the equally impressive Jonas B Anderson hit ....


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Bears Good Run Comes To An End!

Redcar \'SG Petch\' Bears good home run came to a heartbreaking end, losing 45-44 to close rivals the Newcastle Diamonds On Thursday night.  On a fine sunny evening, and in front of the biggest crowd of the season, the Diamonds started off the meeting well. After 5 heats they held a 8 point lead and things were looking ominous for the Bears. They fought back however, and thanks to a 5-1 and a very 5-0 led the way briefly. Newcastle fought back though, and going into the final ....


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Bears Make It 3 Home Wins On The Bounce!

Redcar \'SG Petch\' Bears continued their improved form with a 3rd home win on the trot, with a 50-43 against the Workington Comets at the Media Prima Arena on Thursday night. The victory also lifted the Bears above Plymouth in the league table, with the Bears now sitting in 11th place. Jonas B Andersen was the star for the Bears, with an outstanding 16+1 score - only losing to an opposing rider in heat 15. David Bellego continued his excellent form with 14 points, although did ....


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Jye Joins The Bears!

Redcar \'SG Petch\' Bears can today announce that 21 year old Aussie, Jye Etheridge will join the side with immediate effect. Etheridge, who started the 2016 season with Edinburgh, performed well at the recent Julie Lewis Memorial meeting at the Media Prima Arena and has been looking for a team place since being replaced. He is delighted to be making the move to Redcar, after a difficult spell at Edinburgh: \"Yeah I\'m stoked to be riding for Redcar the track is amazing and the club is run ....


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Bears Beat The Bandits On A Wet Night!

Redcar \'SG Petch\' Bears made it two wins from two at home, as they beat the Berwick Bandits 47-31 in a rain affected meeting at the Media Prima Arena on Thursday night. It was a very solid performance from the Bears, with 6 of the 7 lads getting at least a paid win and the top 5 in particular impressing. David Bellego took the move up to number one in his stride, reeling off three successive heat wins on his way to a 10+1 score. Star man though was Hugh Skidmore, with a paid ....


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Redcar Bears Looking To Push On V Bandits

Redcar \'SG Petch\' Bears will be looking to build on the momentum gained last Thursday, as they take on the Berwick Bandits at the Media Prima Arena this Thursday (7:30pm start). Redcar \'SG Petch Bears v Berwick \'Olympus Marquees\' Bandits - Thursday 4th August - 7:30pm - Premier League  After last week’s exciting 48-44 win over the Glasgow Tigers, the Bears will go into this week’s fixture with an increased confidence. Manager Jitendra Duffill was delighted with the ....


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Bears Shock The Tigers!

  Redcar \'SG Petch\' Bears ripped up the form book and the league table, beating the Glasgow Tigers 48-44 at the Media Prima Arena on Thursday night to move above Scunthorpe in the Premier League table. It was a slow starting meeting, with heat one needing three attempts to get going and eventually resulting in the withdrawal of Bears number 1 Tobias Busch. After hitting the deck in the first two stages, somehow the German picked himself up  to win the 3rd staging in a seasons ....


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Bears V Tigers Redcar Speedway

  Tonight at the Media Prima Arena sees top of the table take on bottom of the table as the Glasgow Tigers come to town to take on the Redcar Bears (7:30pm start).  Redcar \'SG Petch\' Bears v Glasgow \'Allied\' Tigers - Premier League - Thursday 28th July - 7:30pm start The Bears, 2 points adrift at the bottom of the table, have been in decent form of late and picked up an away point after their visit to Plymouth last Friday. This will be a tough meeting however, against ....


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Bewley Wins Julie Lewis Memorial Trophy

Edinburgh starlet Dan Bewley took home the Julie Lewis Memorial trophy after another exciting meeting at the Media Prima Arena on Thursday night. Bewley, in only his first full season of riding speedway, passed Redcars Lee Payne on the first and second bend of lap one and never looked like being beaten in the final. Belle Vue Colts man Rob Shuttleworth capped off an excellent performance by finishing a close second, whilst defending champion Max Clegg took third on the podium. ....


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Bears Fall Just Short Against The Monarchs

Redcar \'SG Petch\' Bears remained at the bottom of the Premier League, after falling to a narrow 48-45 defeat to the Edinburgh Monarchs at the Media Prima Arena on Thursday night. Unusually, the Bears started like a house on fire with 5-1\'s in the first two heats and after 6 heats led by 10 points. Edinburgh then sent out Ryan Fisher in the Black and White helmet colour, who duly won to give Edinburgh a 8-1 and bring them right back into contention. The meeting remained close, ....


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Can Redcar Bears Topple Edinburgh Monarchs?

Redcar \'SG Petch\' Bears welcome the reigning Premier League champions to the Media Prima Arena tonight, as the Edinburgh Monarchs travel to Teesside in Premier League action (7:30pm start). Redcar \'SG Petch\' Bears v Edinburgh \'Border Roofing\' Monarchs - Thursday 14th July - 7:30pm - Premier League The Bears will go into the meeting buoyed by their first win in 13 last Thursday over the Scunthorpe Scorpions. Bears manager Jitendra Duffill was pleased with the win, even if it could have ....


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Bears Beat Scunthorpe In Basement Battle

  Redcar \'SG Petch\' Bears had to battle hard to beat the Scunthorpe Scorpions 48-41 at the Media Prima Arena on Thursday night. The meeting started off frustratingly for the Bears, suffering mechanical problems when leading he first two races. Firstly Lasse Bjerre pulled up whilst leading in heat 1, although new number 1 Tobias Busch was right behind him and won the race in style. Then in heat 2 guest Coty Garcia was leading before his clutch gave way, and then with Lee Payne ....


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Redcar Bears Take On Scorpions

Redcar \'SG Petch\' Bears will be looking to record their first win in 13 attempts, as they take on fellow strugglers Scunthorpe at the Media Prima Arena on Thursday night (7:30pm start).   Both sides sit at the foot of the table with 6 points, with the Bears having ridden 2 matches more than Scunthorpe. Redcar will be without the services of Simon Nielsen at reserve, who will be out for a couple of weeks with ankle ligament damage. Tobias Busch moves to number 1 in the new averages ....


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Bears Meeting Postponed

Unfortunately, last night\'s meeting between the Redcar \'SG Petch\' Bears and the Rye House Rockets has been postponed due to a waterlogged track. On what has been a sunny day for the majority, around 7pm the rain came. The start was delayed for 15 minutes to give the rain a chance to die down, but if anything the rain got heavier and the meeting was called off. A restaging date will be advised once known. Please keep any entry tickets for re-entry another week, and all 50/50 ....


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Redcar Bears Hoping For Lucky 13

  Redcar \'SG Petch\' Bears will be hoping that 13 is lucky for some, as they hope to end a run of 12 meetings without a win against the Rye House Rockets at the Media Prima Arena on Thursday (7:30pm start). Redcar \'SG Petch\' Bears v Rye House \'BMR Racing\' Rockets - Thursday 30th June - 7:30pm - Premier League The Bears rode well against Sheffield last week, although were left frustrated with a draw after another last heat decider. There were plenty of positives to come out ....


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Busch Pleased To Join The Bears!

New Redcar \'SG Petch\' Bears signing Tobias Busch has today spoken about how pleased he is to return to British Speedway with the Bears. The 28 year old German will make his first appearance in the UK for 6 years, and admits he is happy to return: \"I am so happy to find with the Redcar Bears a team in the UK, and I think that this is a good club with nice people. I have tried for many years to come back to England, but the biggest problem was my high average. I ride in Poland and ....


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Bears Just Fall Short - And New Rider Announced!

Redcar \'SG Petch\' Bears just fell short at home against Somerset, losing by just a point in a 46-47 reverse on Thursday night. Once again, the Bears started the meeting off slowly, and not helped by some early tricky track conditions found themselves 10 points behind after 8 heats. Heat 9 saw Jonas B Andersen in the balck and white helmet, and he duly produced a superb ride alongside Hugh Skidmore to give the Bears a 8-1 and a foothold back in the match. Once again, the meeting ....


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Can Bears Stop The Rebels?

The Redcar \'SG Petch\' Bears face another tough meeting this Thursday, as they welcome joint second placed Somerset Rebels to the Media Prima Arena in Premier League action (7:30pm start). Redcar \'SG Petch\' Bears v Somerset \'Cases\' Rebels - Thursday 9th June - Premier League - 7:30pm start The Bears suffered a mixed week last week, a creditable draw at home against Newcastle was followed by a close 4 point defeat away to Somerset before a heavy defeat against Ipswich. ....


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Bears Battle To A Draw Against The Diamonds

Redcar \'SG Petch\' Bears battled to a 45-45 draw at home against the Newcastle Diamonds on Thursday night, a result which ensures the Diamonds miss out on the semi finals of the League Cup. In a marked change from previous meetings, the Bears started the meeting well and were 6 points ahead after 3 heats. Guests Ulrich Ostergaard and Robert Branford both won their opening heats alongside captain for the night Hugh Skidmore. A controversial exclusion in heat 5 for Jonas B Andersen, ....


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Tees Tyne Cup Clash At Redcar Bears

Redcar \'SG Petch\' Bears complete their disappointing League Cup campaign with a home clash against the Newcastle Diamonds at the Media Prima Arena this Thursday (7:30pm start). Redcar \'SG Petch\' Bears v Newcastle \'Sapphire Engineering\' Diamonds - League Cup - Thursday 2nd June - 7:30pm start  The Bears will be looking to finish with a flourish and record a much needed home win, although even if they do achieve that will still finish bottom of the Northern section of the League. A 4 ....


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