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Speedway News and Updates

With the domestic season’s over and the Speedway Grand Prix having come to a close, The Sports Lowdown takes a look at what has been happening over the past few days in the world of speedway:

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SGP and Elite League 

  • Danish champion Niels-Kristian Iversen has congratulated Melbourne winner Greg Hancock after his “amazing” maximum in the final stage of this year’s Grand Prix. (SGP official website)
  • Elite League semi-finalists Coventry Bees may be forced to share grounds with the Leicester Lions after owner Mick Horton revealed plans to redevelop the Bees home of 87 years, Brandon Stadium. (BBC Sport)
  • Returning Poole Pirate Hans Andersen is confident that he is able to boost his average after an inconsistent season with the Coventry Bees last time out. (Bournemouth Echo)
  • Belle Vue Aces skipper Scott Nicholls has revealed there have been mixed emotions around the club after leaving Kirkmanshulme Lane, but the Englishman added that he’s excited about leading the Aces out at their new stadium, The National Speedway Stadium. (British Speedway)



Premier League and National League 

  • Scunthorpe Scorpions have announced that Czech teenager Zdenek Holub will return to the club as their first signing of the close season. (Scunthorpe Telegraph)
  • Sheffield Tigers have signed 17 year old local lad Nathan Greaves at reserve ahead of next season. (Sheffield Star)
  • Peterborough Panthers promoter Ged Rathbone will hold an open practice session this Saturday and the East of England Showground in the hopes that a large number of British reserves will impress ahead of the Panthers Premier League campaign. (British Speedway)
  • Stoke Potters have announced that 25 year old Chris Widman is looking to return to the side after missing much of last season with a heart defect. (Stoke Sentinel)
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About Dale Ventham

Dale Ventham is an editor at The Sports Lowdown. He writes on the lower leagues of English football and Speedway in particular.

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