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Tarnow Swallows
Piraterna Pirates
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RF - Ryan Fisher
Peterborough Panthers
Rawicz Bears

RW - Ricky Wells
Wolverhampton Wolves
Workington Comets

GM - Gino Manzares
Ipswich Witches

AF - Aaron Fox
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2014 Americans in Europe

September

September starts with Greg Hancock getting in a nasty crash with Niels Kristian Iversen at the GP in Gorzow. Iversen's season ended with that crash and Greg luckily came away with only a dislocated knuckle and fractured finger but should be fit in time for the SGP in Vojens. Greg currently holds a 14 point lead in the hunt for the World Championship with 3 GPs remaining.

9/04 - Thu - GM - Peterborough @ Ipswich
9/04 - Thu - RW - Workington @ Sheffield
9/05 - Fri - AF - Sheffield @ Edinburgh
9/06 - Sat - GH - Zielona Gora @ Tarnow***
9/06 - Sat - AF - Edinburgh @ Rye House
9/06 - Sat - RW - Glasgow @ Workington
9/06 - Sat - RW - Somerset @ Workington
9/06 - Sat - GM - Ipswich @ Plymouth
9/07 - Sun - RW - Workington @ Glasgow
9/09 - Tue - RW - Workington @ Peterborough
9/10 - Wed - RW - Workington @ Berwick
9/11 - Thu - GM - Plymouth @ Ipswich
9/12 - Fri - AF - Redcar @ Edinburgh
9/12 - Fri - AF - Newcastle @ Edinburgh
9/12 - Fri - RW - Workington @ Somerset
9/13 - Sat - GH - SGP Vojens, Denmark
9/13 - Sat - RW - Sheffield @ Workington
9/13 - Sat - RW - Sheffield @ Workington (2 matches)
9/14 - Sun - AF - Edinburgh @ Glasgow
9/20 - Sat - GM - @ Ipswich open date
9/20 - Sat - RW - @ Workington open date
9/26 - Fri - AF - @ Edinburgh open date
9/27 - Sat - GH - SGP Stockholm, Sweden
9/26 - Fri - GM - Ipswich @ Plymouth
9/27 - Sat - RW - @ Workington open date

There are also various individual and testimonial meetings in September that some Americans may be participating in.

***Greg will probably pass on this meeting due to injury

There will also be some Polish Ekstraliga playoff matches for Tarnow that are as yet unscheduled.

Steve Graham stephenagraham@hotmail.com (September 1, 2014)


August

The August schedule is a little light as Ryan Fisher appears to have a season ending injury and Wolverhampton parted ways, hopefully a temporary split, with Ricky Wells. The Americans finished off July placing 6th in the Monster Energy Speedway World Cup with a team consisting of Greg Hancock, Ricky Wells, Gino Manzares and Max Ruml, who undoubtedly had some promoter's mouths watering. Greg Hancock is only 3 points off the lead for the Speedway Grand Prix title after winning Cardiff and is currently
12 points clear of Darcy Ward, who is currently in 3rd.

8/01 - Fri - GM - Ipswich @ Somerset
8/03 - Sun - GH - Torun @ Tarnow
8/05 - Tue - GH - Dackarna @ Piraterna
8/07 - Thu - GM - Rye House @ Ipswich
8/07 - Thu - RW - Workington @ Sheffield
8/08 - Fri - AF - Newcastle @ Edinburgh
8/10 - Sun - GH - Tarnow @ Gorzow
8/10 - Sun - RW - Scunthorpe @ Workington
8/12 - Tue - GH - Piraterna @ Rospiggarna
8/12 - Tue - AF - Edinburgh @ Berwick
8/13 - Wed - AF - Edinburgh @ Somerset
8/14 - Thu - GM - ??? @ Ipswich
8/14 - Thu - AF - Edinburgh @ Sheffield
8/15 - Fri - AF - Somerset @ Edinburgh
8/16 - Sat - GH - SGP Latvia
8/16 - Sat - GM - Ipswich @ Rye House
8/16 - Sat - RW - Newcastle @ Workington
8/19 - Tue - GH - Indianerna @ Piraterna
8/19 - Tue - GM - Ipswich @ Peterborough
8/21 - Thu - RW GM - Workington @ Ipswich
8/22 - Fri - AF - ??? @ Edinburgh
8/22 - Fri - RW - Glasgow @ Workington
8/24 - Sun - GH - Tarnow @ Gdansk
8/28 - Thu - GM - Ipswich @ Sheffield
8/29 - Fri - AF - Glasgow @ Edinburgh
8/29 - Fri - RW - Workington @ Plymouth
8/30 - Sat - GH - SGP Gorzow Poland
8/30 - Sat - GM - Sheffield @ Ipswich
8/30 - Sat - RW - Rye House @ Workington
8/31 - Sun - AF - Edinburgh @ Newcastle
8/31 - Sun - RW - Workington @ Scunthorpe


July

July brings us Cardiff and the Speedway World Cup. Going into Cardiff, Greg Hancock tops the Speedway Grand Prix points chase, but only by 1 point over current World Champ, Tai Woffinden. Greg's Polish squad, the Tarnow Swallows, are atop the Polish Ekstraliga table. Greg will also be captaining Team USA's efforts in the SWC, with the first round to be held at King's Lynn in England. Ricky Wells, Ryan Fisher, Gino Manzares and Aaron Fox will also be representing America in the SWC along with their regular Premier League duties in the UK. Greg and Ryan's Polish teams have July off and will resume racing 08/03. Gino Manzares made a quick trip home to compete in the AMA National Championship Series at Ventura on June 28, coming 2nd to Billy Janniro, and showing just how much he has honed his skills since going over to race for The Witches

7/01 - Tue - GH - Vastervik @ Piraterna
7/01 - Tue - RF - Redcar @ Peterborough
7/02 - Wed - RW - Wolverhampton @ Poole
7/03 - Thu - AF - Edinburgh @ Redcar
7/04 - Fri - RW - Wolverhampton @ Lakeside
7/04 - Fri - AF - Redcar @ Edinburgh
7/04 - Fri - GM - Ipswich @ Plymouth
7/05 - Sat - RW - Workington @ Rye House
7/05 - Sat - AF - Edinburgh @ Glasgow
7/07 - Mon - RW - Coventry @ Wolverhampton
7/08 - Tue - RF - Rye House @ Peterborough
7/10 - Thu - GM - Plymouth @ Ipswich
7/12 - Sat - GH - SGP Cardiff
7/13 - Sun - RF RW - Peterborough @ Workington
7/14 - Mon - RW - Belle Vue @ Wolverhampton
7/15 - Tue - GH - Piraterna @ Smederna
7/16 - Wed - RW - Wolverhampton @ Belle Vue
7/17 - Thu - GM - Glasgow @ Ipswich
7/17 - Thu - RW - Workington @ Redcar
7/18 - Fri - RW AF - Workington @ Edinburgh
7/19 - Sat - AF - Edinburgh @ Berwick
7/19 - Sat - RF - Peterborough @ Rye House
7/19 - Sat - RW - Somerset @ Workington
7/20 - Sun - AF RF - Edinburgh @ Peterborough
7/21 - Mon - RW - Lakeside @ Wolverhampton
7/22 - Tue - GH - Vetlanda @ Piraterna
7/22 - Tue - RF - Plymouth @ Peterborough
7/24 - Thu - GM - Somerset @ Ipswich
7/24 - Thu - RF - Peterborough @ Sheffield
7/25 - Fri - AF - Berwick @ Edinburgh
7/26 - Sat - GH RW RF GM AF SWC @ King's Lynn
7/27 - Sun - RW - Sheffield @ Workington
7/31 - Thu - GH RW RF GM AF SWC Race Off Czestochowa***
7/31 - Thu - GM - Berwick @ Ipswich (if no race off)

***Provided Team USA goes through the King's Lynn event in 2nd or 3rd If Team USA wins King's Lynn event, straight to Bydgoszcz 08/02


June

June starts off with Greg Hancock in a tie for the Speedway Grand Prix Championship with Tai Woffinden at 46 points.
Ryan Fisher has picked up a Polish ride in their Liga 2 and will now being spending a lot of Sundays riding for Rawicz (http://tinyurl.com/plwufsr). Ryan lost his ride with Coventry when they picked up Michael Jepsen Jensen.
Ricky Wells continues to ride above his average in EL and PL as does Gino Manzares in the PL.
Aaron Fox is recovering from a leg injury he received during his best outing of the season.

6/01 - Sun - GH - Tarnow @ Leszno
6/01 - Sun - RF - Rawicz @ Krakow
6/01 - Sun - AF - Edinburgh @ Newcastle
6/02 - Mon - RW - Leicester @ Wolverhampton
6/03 - Tue - GH - Piraterna @ Dackarna
6/03 - Tue - RF - Plymouth @ Peterborough
6/04 - Wed - RW - Wolverhampton @ Poole
6/05 - Thu - GM - Somerset @ Ipswich
6/06 - Fri - RW - Wolverhampton @ Coventry
6/06 - Fri - AF - Sheffield @ Edinburgh
6/08 - Sun - GH - Wroclaw @ Tarnow
6/10 - Tue - GH - Rospiggarna @ Piraterna
6/10 - Tue - GM & RF - Ipswich @ Peterborough
6/11 - Wed - RW - Wolverhampton @ King's Lynn
6/12 - Thu - RW - Wolverhampton @ Swindon
6/12 - Thu - GM - ???? @ Ipswich
6/12 - Thu - AF - Edinburgh @ Sheffield
6/13 - Fri - AF - Plymouth @ Edinburgh
6/14 - Sat - GH - SGP Sweden
6/14 - Sat - AF & RW - Edinburgh @ Workington
6/15 - Sun - GH - Tarnow @ Wroclaw
6/15 - Sun - RF - Krakow @ Rawicz
6/17 - Tue - GH - Piraterna @ Indianerna
6/17 - Tue - RF & RW - Workington @ Peterborough
6/19 - Thu - AF - Edinburgh @ Sheffield
6/20 - Fri - AF - Rye House @ Edinburgh
6/20 - Fri - GM - Ipswich @ Scunthorpe
6/21 - Sat - GM & RW - Ipswich @ Workington
6/22 - Sun - GH - Leszno @ Tarnow
6/22 - Sun - GM - Ipswich @ Glasgow
6/23 - Mon - RW - King's Lynn @ Wolverhampton
6/24 - Tue - GH - Piraterna @ Vargarna
6/25 - Wed - RF - Sheffield @ Peterborough
6/26 - Thu - GM - Rye House @ Ipswich
6/27 - Fri - RF & AF - Peterborough @ Edinburgh
6/28 - Sat - GH - SGP Denmark
6/28 - Sat - RF - Peterborough @ Berwick
6/28 - Sat - RW - Plymouth @ Workington
6/29 - Sun - GH - Tarnow @ Czestochowa
6/29 - Sun - RF - Rawicz @ Krosno
6/30 - Mon - RW - Swindon @ Poole

Steve Graham stephenagraham@hotmail.com (updated May 30, 2014, updated June 4, 2014)


Czech Republic SGP

The Czech Republic FIM Speedway Grand Prix goes at 10am PDT, 1pm EDT, 7pm CEST, on Saturday at Marketa Stadium (http://tinyurl.com/lwq4cjx), Prague.

Here's the streaming link:

http://speedwaygp.com/live_stream

The weather forecast is 62° with 16% chance of rain.

Greg is only 1 point out of the SGP point lead and has done well here in the past.

1 #507 Krzysztof Kasprzak 35
2 #45 Greg Hancock 34
3 #5 Nicki Pedersen 34
4 #23 Chris Holder 32
5 #84 Martin Smolinski 31
6 #66 Fredrik Lindgren 30
7 #33 Jaroslaw Hampel 29
8 #43 Darcy Ward 29
9 #1 Tai Woffinden 28
10 #55 Matej Zagar 27
11 #100 Andreas Jonsson 24
12 #88 Niels-Kristian Iversen 22
13 #91 Kenneth Bjerre 18
14 #75 Troy Batchelor 18
15 #37 Chris Harris 6

If you are the betting sort, you can get some pretty good odds on Greg. Darcy Ward is the current odds favorite but the most money is going down on Woffy:

http://www.oddschecker.com/motorsport/speedway/world-championship/czech-republic-speedway-grand-prix/winner


European Streams

This list is a work in progress as streams on the internet tend to come and go with great frequency. These streams have been found to be consistent over time and should hold up. The first link listed after the name is the official website of that particular event.

Additions and subtractions are gladly welcome in order to keep this list current.

Speedway Grand Prix:
http://speedwaygp.com/
http://speedwaygp.com/live_stream

SEC:
http://speedwayeuro.com/

Polish Ekstraliga
http://tinyurl.com/95fowoo

Swedish Tuesday Match:
http://tinyurl.com/okjfvg5

Steve Graham stephenagraham@hotmail.com (updated May 26, 2014)


Under 21

USA's first non GP FIM World Event of the season is this Saturday - Gino Manzares races at Leicester in his World Under 21 Championship Qualifying Round. A top 5 finish would likely see him in the 3 round mini GP Final Series which starts in Italy in July and goes to Poland and Czech Republic.

Its a tough line up but the whole of the USA and his growing UK fans base will be behind him.

There is no Sky TV or Eurosport coverage but maybe a slight chance of a live stream via the Bet365 website. I will post it if I find it unless someone else does first.

Good luck to Gino!

LINE-UP: Stefan Nielsen (GB), Roman Cejka (Cze), Adrian Cyfer (Pol), Nike Luna (Fin), Adrian Gala (Pol), Mikkel Bech (Den), Victor Palovaara (Swe), Gino Manzares (USA), Dimitri Berge (Fra), Lasse Bjerre (Den), Max Fricke (Aus), Eduard Krcmar (Cze), Jacob Thorssell (Swe), Sean Mason (NZ), Josh Bates (GB), Jiri Nieminen (Fin). Reserves: Tom Perry (GB), Ashley Morris (GB).

Steve Evans dreamteamspeedway@sbcglobal.net (May 8, 2014)


May

May sees European speedway hit full stride. Sweden starts the first Tuesday. The Speedway Grand Prix visits Finland for the first time ever and then on to the Czech Republic. The Polish Ekstraliga runs nearly every Sunday and the British Elite and Premier Leagues see full schedules for the entire month. Greg Hancock enters the month tied for third place in the SGP standings. Ricky Wells is on fire and scoring great points, especially in the BEL. Ryan Fisher is riding great but is suffering back issues and visa problems for his family, which would distract anyone.

Gino Manzares is still having a great debut season for the Witches and looks to be a keeper for Ipswich. Aaron Fox, after a shaky start, is now scoring points for Edinburgh and seems to have worked through some of the issues plaguing him at the beginning of the season.

GH - Greg Hancock - Tarnow Swallows, Piraterna Pirates, SGP
RF - Ryan Fisher - Coventry Bees, Peterborough Panthers
RW - Ricky Wells - Wolverhampton Wolves, Workington Comets
GM - Gino Manzares - Ipswich Witches
AF - Aaron Fox - Edinburgh Monarchs

5/01 - Thu - GM & AF - Edinburgh @ Ipswich
5/02 - Fri - AF - Scunthorpe @ Edinburgh
5/02 - Fri - RF - Peterborough @ Plymouth
5/02 - Fri - GM - Ipswich @ Somerset
5/03 - Sat - RW - Wolverhampton @ Eastbourne
5/03 - Sat - RF - Coventry @ Lakeside
5/04 - Sun - GH - Gorzow @ Tarnow
5/04 - Sun - RW - Workington @ Newcastle
5/05 - Mon - RF - Lakeside @ Coventry
5/05 - Mon - RW - Poole @ Wolverhampton
5/05 - Mon - GM - Newcastle @ Ipswich
5/05 - Mon - AF - Edinburgh @ Scunthorpe
5/06 - Tue - GH - Vargarna @ Piraterna
5/06 - Tue - AF & RF - Edinburgh @ Peterborough
5/07 - Wed - RW - Wolverhampton @ Birmingham
5/09 - Fri - RF - Swindon @ Coventry
5/09 - Fri - RW - Wolverhampton @ Lakeside
5/09 - Fri - AF - ???? @ Edinburgh
5/10 - Sat - AF - Edinburgh @ Plymouth
5/10 - Sat - GM - FIM U21 Qualifier @ Liecester
5/11 - Sun - GH - Tarnow @ Torun
5/11 - Sun - RW - Sheffield @ Workington
5/12 - Mon - RW - Swindon @ Wolverhampton
5/13 - Tue - GH - Piraterna @ Vastervik
5/13 - Tue - RF - Scunthorpe @ Peterborough
5/15 - Thu - RF & GM - Peterborough @ Ipswich
5/16 - Fri - GM & AF - Ipswich @ Edinburgh
5/17 - Sat - GH - SGP Finland
5/17 - Sat - RF - Coventry @ Eastbourne
5/17 - Sat - RW - ???? @ Workington
5/17 - Sat - GM - Ipswich @ Berwick
5/18 - Sun - RW - Workington @ Glasgow
5/19 - Mon - RW & RF - Coventry @ Wolverhampton
5/20 - Tue - GH - Smederna @ Piraterna
5/20 - Tue - RF - Plymouth @ Peterborough
5/21 - Wed - RF - Coventry @ Poole
5/21 - Wed - GM - Redcar @ Ipswich
5/22 - Thu - GM - Ipswich @ Redcar
5/23 - Fri - RF - Eastbourne @ Coventry
5/23 - Fri - AF - Newcastle @ Edinburgh
5/23 - Fri - RW - Berwick @ Workington
5/24 - Sat - RW - Workington @ Berwick
5/25 - Sun - GH - Czestochowa @ Tarnow
5/25 - Sun - AF - Edinburgh @ Glasgow
5/25 - Sun - GM - Ipswich @ Newcastle
5/26 - Mon - RF - Birmingham @ Coventry
5/26 - Mon - RW - Eastbourne @ Wolverhampton
5/27 - Tue - GH - Piraterna @ Vetlanda
5/27 - Tue - RF - Glasgow @ Peterborough
5/29 - Thu - GM - ???? @ Ipswich
5/29 - Thu - RF - Coventry @ King's Lynn
5/29 - Thu - RW - Workington @ Sheffield
5/30 - Fri - AF - Glasgow @ Edinburgh
5/31 - Sat - GH - SGP Czech Republic
5/31 - Sat - GM - Ipswich @ Rye House
5/31 - Sat - RW - Redcar @ Workington

From Steve Graham stephenagraham@hotmail.com (updated April 30, 2014)


April

April brings the start of the Speedway Grand Prix series and the Polish Ekstraliga. Great Britain is in full swing now. Ricky Wells and Ryan Fisher have picked up where they left off last season with both riding bery well. Gino Manzares debuted for the Witches with a very credible 6+2 while Aaron Fox had mechanical gremlins and rough track conditions in his opener with the Monarchs. Sweden fires up in May.

There are streaming links for most Sky matches, all SGP and there will be at least 2 Polish matches on every weekend. SGP opens in New Zealand on Saturday, the 5th but will be streamed live in the states on Friday evening due to the time zone difference.

GH - Greg Hancock - Tarnow Swallows, Piraterna Pirates, SGP
RF - Ryan Fisher - Coventry Bees, Peterborough Panthers
RW - Ricky Wells - Wolverhampton Wolves, Workington Comets
GM - Gino Manzares - Ipswich Witches
AF - Aaron Fox - Edinburgh Monarchs

4/01 - Tue - RF - Somerset @ Peterborough
4/03 - Thu - GM - Somerset @ Ipswich
4/03 - Thu - RF - Coventry @ Swindon
4/04 - Fri - AF - Berwick @ Edinburgh
4/05 - Sat - GH = SGP Auckland (Note - broadcast will be Friday night in USA)
4/05 - Sat - AF - Edinburgh @ Berwick
4/06 - Sun - RW - Workington @ Glasgow
4/08 - Tue - RF - Plymouth @ Peterborough
4/09 - Wed - RF - Coventry @ Birmingham
4/10 - Thu - GM - Plymouth @ Ipswich
4/11 - Fri - RF - King's Lynn @ Coventry
4/11 - Fri - RW & AF - Workington @ Edinburgh
4/11 - Fri - GM - Ipswich @ Plymouth
4/12 - Sat - GH - Tarnow @ Zielona Gora
4/12 - Sat - RW & AF - Edinburgh @ Workington
4/14 - Mon - RW - King's Lynn @ Wolverhampton
4/14 - Mon - RF - Poole @ Coventry SKY TV
4/15 - Tue - RF - Plymouth @ Peterborough
4/18 - Fri - RW - Wolverhampton @ Belle Vue
4/18 - Fri - RF - Leicester @ Coventry
4/18 - Fri - AF - Glascow @ Edinburgh
4/18 - Fri - GM - Peterborough @ Ipswich
4/18 - Fri - GM - Ipswich @ Peterborough
4/19 - Sat - RF - Coventry @ Leicester
4/19 - Sat - RW - Workington @ Berwick
4/20 - Sun - GM - Ipswich @ Rye House
4/20 - Sun - AF - Edinburgh @ Glasgow
4/20 - Sun - RW - Berwick @ Workington
4/21 - Mon - GH - Gdansk @ Tarnow
4/22 - Tue - RW - Belle Vue @ Wolverhampton SKY TV
4/22 - Tue - RF - Somerset @ Peterborough
4/23 - Wed - RW - Wolverhampton @ King's Lynn
4/24 - Thu - GM - Scunthorpe @ Ipswich
4/25 - Fri - AF - Sheffield @ Edinburgh
4/26 - Sat - GH - SGP Bydgoszcz
4/26 - Sat - RF & RW - Peterborough @ Workington
4/27 - Sun - RF - Peterborough @ Glasgow
4/28 - Mon - RW - Lakeside @ Wolverhampton
4/29 - Tue - RF - Newcastle @ Peterborough SKY TV

From Steve Graham stephenagraham@hotmail.com (updated April 10, 2014)


March

British speedway finally got going today with the Ben Fund race at Leicester. No Americans competed in the meeting but all 4 Americans racing in the British Leagues in 2014 will see action this month as will Mr. Hancock.

Rider/Team(s)
Ryan Fisher EL Coventry Bees PL Peterborough Panthers
Ricky Wells EL Wolverhampton Wolves PL Workington Comets
Aaron Fox PL Edinburgh Monarchs
Gino Manzares PL Ipswich Witches
Greg Hancock will not be in Britain regularly this year but will be very busy with Sweden (starts 4/6), Poland (starts 4/12), SGP (starts 4/5), probably Denmark and who knows what else.
Ricky Wells - Mon March 17 - Banks's Olympique @ Wolverhampton
Ryan Fisher - Tue March 18 - Rye House @ Peterborough
Greg Hancock - Fri March 21 - Gary Havelock Farewell @ Poole
Ricky Wells - Sat March 22 - Newcastle @ Workington
Gino Manzares - Sat March 22 - Morten Risager Testimonial @ Ipswich
(Don't forget Perris Raceway March 22 at 1pm - America's future on display)
Ricky Wells - Sun March 23 - Workington @ Newcastle
Ricky Wells - Mon March 24 - Birmingham @ Wolverhampton
Ryan Fisher - Tue March 25 - Plymouth @ Peterborough
Gino Manzares - Thu March 27 - Rye House @ Ipswich
Ryan Fisher - Fri March 28 - Birmingham @ Coventry
Aaron Fox - Fri March 28 - Glasgow @ Edinburgh
Ricky Wells - Sat March 29 - Wolverhampton @ Leicester
Aaron Fox - Sun March 30 - Edinburgh @ Glasgow

Real time scores can be found at the always excellent Speedway Updates site: http://speedwayupdates.proboards.com/

If you post the link to the match score, or the score itself, from the website, please remember to always give credit where credit is due.

Things are looking up for American speedway abroad with 5 Yanks in Europe this year including 4 in the British Leagues, 2 of them rookies.

Good luck to all and reach for the stars!

From Steve Graham stephenagraham@hotmail.com


Greg Hancock


Great research Steve!

Last year there were 2 Americans in the UK riding for 3 teams, now its 4 on 6 teams, doubled!There will be races almost every day featuring these guys - Only Wednesdays and Sundays are not a night when their teams race home matches.

Its going to be a busy time and I'm sure I won't be the only in SoCal hitting f5 endlessly between 1130 and 2 for the next 7 months. The box score updates site that Steve refers to is very very good!

I also wonder if Greg will do any more UK races to warm up for NZ - Sunday March 23rd is the Elite Riders Championship at Coventry, 6pm UK time, and non league riders can now be invited as wild cards, though the full line up is yet to be released. It is a good idea to move this event to the start of the year. The October date fitted the one night world final era - all the best rode in the UK, the old great Belle Vue stadium at Hyde Road had 20,000 fans and it was almost a World Final revenge meeting. Since the GP kicked in and increased rider schedules over Europe, this event has met a mixture of rider apathy and burn out. As a GP Prequel it could be a winner again!

Aside from the ERC, the first three Sky TV matches also feature USA riders;
Monday April 14th Poole @ Coventry (Fish)
Tues April 22 Belle Vue @ Wolves (Ricky)
Tues April 29 Newcastle @ Peterboro (Fish again)

Part of the new Sky TV deal was also additional matches being webcast - not heard the specifics on that but the more league racing on TV, as our USA rider base increases, the better!

Looking forward to an epic season on both sides of the pond - these are the most exciting times for USA Speedway in years!

Steve Evans dreamteamspeedway@sbcglobal.net (March 10, 2014)

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