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Redcar Bears Ko Advantage

  Redcar Agilia Bears gave themselves a fighting chance to progress in the KO Cup, with a 53-36 victory over Somerset at the Media Prima Arena on Friday night. After a couple of days of rain, the track stuff did a superb job on the track which was in its usual superb condition. The Rebels started well, with a 5-1 in heat one as Rory Schlein and Todd Kurtz gated well and never looked back. It was to be one of only 2 Somerset heat advantages however as the Bears soon took control. For ....


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Speedway: Redcar V Somerset Preview

Redcar Agilia Bears face Somerset in what is now the first leg of the KO Cup on Friday night at the Media Prima Arena on Friday night (7:30pm start). The Bears will go into the meeting full of confidence after last week\'s excellent 52-38 win over Scunthorpe. It was a great all round effort from the Bears, and reflecting on that meeting co-promoter and team manager Jade Mudgway was pleased with the effort of his riders: \"There are not many riders who can come and score maximums ....


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Speedway: Bears End Shield Campaign With A Win!

On a bright, but cold evening, the fans were treated to some excellent racing. Heat 2 saw some superb team riding by Nathan Greaves and Jack Smith to grab a 5-1 and really kick start the night. The meeting too-ed and fro-ed in the early stages, with the Bears leading by two points after 5 heats. Heat Six saw a rejuvenated Michael Palm Toft take the win over Jake Allen to increase the Bears lead to four points before another couple of shared heats. Heat 9 saw a superb ride from Jordan ....


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Speedway: Redcar V Scunthorpe Preview

Redcar Agilia Bears return to action at the Media Prima Arena this Friday night, as they take on the Scunthorpe Scorpions in their final Championship Shield meeting (7:30pm start). The Bears will be looking for revenge after losing 49-41 at Scunthorpe last week, as well as a disappointing home defeat to Leicester the week before. Bears co-promoter Jade Mudgway admits his side started far too slowly against the Lions: \"I feel we were too conservative with our set ups in the ....


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Speedway: Redcar V Leicester Preview

  After a short break, Redcar Agilia Bears return to action this Friday as they take on the Leicester Lions in the Championship Shield (7:30pm start). Last time out at the Media Prima Arena, the Bears were in fine form as they beat a strong Sheffield team. Unfortunately for us, we then fell to defeat away at Sheffield which places extra importance on getting full points in this fixture if we are to qualify. Promoter Jitendra Duffill has been pleased with the home form so far this ....


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Speedway: Redcar V Sheffield Preview

After a busy weekend, Redcar Agilia Bears return to the Media Prima Arena this Friday to take on one of the favourites for the title this year, Sheffield Tigers with a 7:30pm start. It was a good start to the season for the Bears, with 2 wins out of three and some silverware in the form of the Tyne Tees Trophy. Promoter Jitendra Duffill was a happy man with what he saw from his side: “I was very pleased with what I saw from our side last week. We had contributions from ....


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Redcar V Newcastle Speedway - Preview

  Redcar Agilia Bears get there season underway this Friday, as we host our good friends the Newcastle Diamonds in the Tyne Tees Trophy at the Media Prima Arena with a 7:30pm start. It has been a winter of change for the Bears, with Kevin Keay stepping aside from his role as promoter to be replaced by Jitendra Duffill and Jade Mudgway. Duffill, who has been involved as team manager and then co-promoter over the last decade, is keen to pay tribute to the work Keay put into the ....


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Speedway: Barker Looking Forward To Testimonial Meeting

  The Media Prima Arena hosts it’s first meeting of the season on Saturday, with popular Brit Ben Barker holding his testimonial meeting (3pm start). Barker has been a great servant to British Speedway over the years, starting his career with Oxford and Trelawny in 2003. Popular wherever he has ridden, Barker has spent the last couple of seasons here at Redcar, winning the fans Bear of the Year in both seasons. He is delighted to have been awarded his testimonial meeting: ....


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Bears Thank Ecco

Redcar Bears speedway would like to offer their sincere thanks and best wishes to Ecco Finishing Supplies and their director Keith Miller. Ecco Finishing Supplies, who were the Bears title sponsor in 2018, will be standing down as main sponsor in 2019. Promoter Jitendra Duffill added, “I’d like to express our gratitude to Keith and wish him well for the future. A change in his personal circumstances mean that he is unable to commit to the same level of support to the club in ....


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Bears Announce 2019 Team

  Redcar Ecco Finishing Bears tonight announced the remaining six members of their new look 2019 side, subject to BSPA approval. With young Aussie star Jordan Stewart already confirmed a couple of weeks ago, the rest of the side was unveiled by promoter Jitendra Duffill in front of a packed house at the Bears Bar. And it is a new look side for 2019, with only two of the septet from 2018 returning. Joining Stewart is two-time Bear of the year, and arguably one of the most ....


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Duffill Steps Up

  Jitendra Duffill has taken overall charge of Redcar Bears Speedway. The Bears have been searching for a new promoter since the departure of Kevin Keay a few weeks ago. Duffill was offered the role shortly after but initially declined, stating that a year of ill health and worries that the role would interfere with future career plans were his reasons. However, a change of heart at the last minute saw him accept the Bears head role at British Speedway’s annual AGM last week. ....


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Speedway: Bears In Derby Win

  Redcar Ecco Finishing Bears continued their recent good form, with a fine 52-38 win over local rivals Newcastle at the Media Prima Arena on Thursday night. The Bears started slowly on the night, and were down 1 rider after Mikkel B Andersen took a nasty fall in heat 2. He spun round on bend 3 whilst leading, and great riding by both Matthew Wethers and Carl Wilkinson to lay their bikes down helped avoid any further injuries to the Dane. After 5 heats the Diamonds led by 4 points, ....


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Speedway: Redcar V Newcastle Preview

  Redcar Ecco Finishing Supplies Bears this week play host to their nearest rivals, as the Newcastle Diamonds make the short journey to the Media Prima Arena on Thursday (7:30pm start). The Bears will be looking to build on their thrilling 45-44 win over Workington last Thursday, in their quest to avoid finishing bottom of the league. The Bears currently sit 1 place, and 2 points above Sheffield with 1 meeting in hand so will be looking for a win to give them a bit of breathing ....


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Speedway: Bears Win In Last Heat Thriller

On a thrilling night at the Media Prima Arena, Redcar Ecco Finishing Supplies Bears got the 3-3 they needed in a last heat decider to beat a strong Workington side 45-44. Praise must go to the track staff, and all 14 riders for giving it a go after a heavy rain shower around 5pm gave the track a good soaking. The Bears started off like a house and fire, and were eight points up after 3 heats. The Comets fought back well, and going into heat 8 were just two points behind before a ....


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Speedway: Redcar V Sheffield Preview

This Thursday sees the Redcar Ecco finishing Supplies Bears make the trip down to Sheffield to take on the Tigers, before hosting them in the return leg at the Media Prima Arena on Friday night (both 7:30pm starts). It is a changed Redcar lineup, with Finnish star Nike Lunna making his Bears debut tonight, replacing Tobias Busch in the lineup. Team manager Jade Mudgway is happy to have the Finn is the side: \"I like Nike\'s give it all racing style and it very much fits with what we ....


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Speedway: Redcar V Ipswich Preview

Redcar Ecco Finishing Supplies Bears look to get back to winning ways, as they host the Ipswich Witches at the Media Prima Arena on Thursday night (7:30pm start).   The Bears struggled in their last home meeting, losing heavily against Edinburgh, although they restored some pride last Thursday with an excellent point away at this weeks visitors Ipswich. Bears manager Jade Mudgway was pleased with his sides efforts on the night:   \"Last Thursday, we were away at Ipswich, where we ....


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Speedway: Redcar V Edinburgh Preview

Redcar \'Ecco Finishing Supplies\' Bears will look to make it 2 home wins on the bounce, as they take on the Edinburgh Monarchs at the Media Prima Arena on Thursday night (7:30pm start). New team boss Jade Mudgway kept up his 100% record of victories as team manager last week, and will hoping to keep that going against a strong Edinburgh side who finished second in the recent Championship Fours at Redcar. Mudgway admits management was never something he would end up doing: ....


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Speedway: Bears Defeat Scorpions

Redcar \'Ecco Finishing Supplies\' Bears enjoyed a good night at home against Scunthorpe on Thursday night, running out 52-38 winners at the Media Prima Arena. It was a solid all round effort from the Bears, but it was at reserve where the meeting was really won. Man of the meeting Mikkel B Andersen rode superbly for his 15 points, and was supported well by Jordan Stewart with 9+3. Every Bear, apart from the very unfortunate Tobias Busch who had to withdraw after an awkward looking ....


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Battling Bears Fall To Defeat

  Despite a battling performance, the Redcar \'Ecco Finishing Supplies\' Bears fell to a 48-42 defeat at home to Peterborough on Thursday night.  Dimitri Berge was the star for the Bears, with the flying Frenchman notching 4 heat wins on his way to a 12 point total. There were also battling performances from the Bears two guests, with Aaron Summers scoring 10 and Josh Auty 7+2. The Panthers were led excellently by Michael Palm Toft, who roared to a 17 point score, only ....


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Redcar V Sheffield Preview Plus A New Signing!

  Redcar \'ECCO Finishing Supplies\' Bears host the Sheffield Tigers in KO Cup action on Friday this week, with a new face in the line-up! After releasing Theo Pijper earlier in the week, Danish star Thomas Jorgensen comes into the line-up to replace him, subject to BSPA approval being granted. Jorgensen is a rider who normally goes well round the Media Prima Arena, and co-promoter Jitendra Duffill is happy to bring him into the team: \"I have brought in Thomas Jorgensen which ....


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Speedway: Bears Fall To Disappointing Defeat

  Redcar \'ECCO Finishing Supplies\' Bears fell to a disappointing 53-37 defeat to Lakeside at the Media Prima Arena on Thursday night. In what was very much a meeting of two halves, the Bears started off on fire - with two 5-1\'s in the opening two heats. That was as good as it got for the Bears though, and despite keeping it close till heat 8 fell apart in the second half of the meeting against a strong Lakeside team. Indeed, Jordan Stewarts heat win in heat 8 was the last win ....


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Redcar V Lakeside Preview

  Following on from last week\'s thrilling win over Glasgow, the Redcar \'ECCO Finishing Supplies\' Bears take on Championship new boys the Lakeside Hammers at the Media Prima Arena on Thursday night (7:30pm start). Last week\'s victory was a much needed boost for the Bears, with Jordan Stewart in particular having a fine night at reserve. Both Stewart and Mikkel B Andersen have been improving as the season goes on, and co-promoter Jitendra Duffill is delighted with the progress ....


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Speedway: Bears Host Two Meetings In Three Days

    This week sees Redcar host two meetings in just three days with the annual Julie Lewis Memorial meeting on Thursday at 7:30pm and a round of the British Youth Championship on Saturday at 2pm. Thursday’s meeting being a rearranged fixture some riders are now unavailable including some Bears riders but there’s still an attractive line-up with Ty Proctor and Thomas Jorgensen added to the field along with some new visitors to the Media Prima Arena in Max Ruml ....


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Speedway: Redcar Fall To Heavy Home Defeat

  Redcar \'ECCO Finishing Supplies\' Bears fell to their second successive home defeat, losing to a strong Scunthorpe side 54-36 on Thursday night. On a tough night for the Bears, the away side got their noses in front after 3 heats and never looked back. The Bears only managed 4 heat wins, with German star Tobias Busch getting two of those on his way to a 9 point score. Ben Barker rode hard for his 8+3 score, with Matej Kus and Jonas B Andersen getting the other heat wins for the ....


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Speedway: Redcar V Sheffield Preview

Redcar \'ECCO Finishing Supplies\' Bears go into this week’s double clash with Sheffield hoping to put one over a strong looking Tigers side. The Bears travel to Sheffield on Thursday evening, before hosting the Tigers On Friday evening at the Media Prima Arena (7:30pm starts). After a pleasing win over Newcastle last Thursday night, the Bears came crashing down to earth with defeats at Lakeside and the return at Newcastle. And whilst Duffill was pleased with his sides efforts in the ....


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