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    League to run over two seasons

    but that is the same as during a season every year, isn't it?
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    NEW LOOK FOR STAR

    Yet, strangely, petrol & diesel is now around £1 & £1.05 respectively around our area at supermarkets compared to about £1.15 & £1.20 back in March yet vehicle usage is a lot less.
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    NEW LOOK FOR STAR

    WE. at Scunthorpe, & a few other clubs have similar, a S.T.I.N.G. Fund http://scunthorpe-speedway.com/?page_id=3123 which helps riders in their hour of need. A few years ago, 1 of our top riders, Magnus Karlssen, who was good friends with the organisers, needed the latest Blixt carb, to "keep up" with others, & was given, from memory, £650 to buy a new one, even back then around 2009-2010.
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    NEW LOOK FOR STAR

    Even a "specialised" for speedway spark plug is not cheap.
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    NEW LOOK FOR STAR

    How much of that was on the van & was it paid for by sponsors!
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    Scunthorpe Scorpions 2020

    I wonder if they will show the earlier in the season shield match.
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    Newcastle 2020

    He did "karaoke" too.
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    Newcastle 2020

    I remember reading something about altering the strength of the spark at the plug. As long as it is not variable or electronic during a race, I can not see a problem. They were going to use limiters this year, though.
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    Which clubs are showing regular match videos?

    Why does it have to be on the website? This forum page seems to do the job.
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    Newcastle 2020

    After just seeing the final on YouTube, Smolinski's win was nothing to do with his start, just going the shortest way round for 4 laps. All he mentions is a 2nd cable/switch which he now has at the rear of his engine rather than on the handlebars but doesn't explain what it does. I remember seeing a clip a few years ago where Iversen or Andersen, after a race, brought their left hand over to the right side to alter or switch something off.
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    Newcastle 2020

    I would like to think 4. as is the case with some riders. I seem to remember R Douglas saying this was a reason behind signing for Leicester & Wolves as he wanted to learn & try to master different shaped tracks. Special gizmos? Enlighten us, please.
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    Birmingham Brummies 2020

    tut tut Neil, & keep up. It is the BSPL now .............British Speedway Promoters Ltd.
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    Birmingham Brummies 2020

    I did say baggage & reputations, the latter being the case for Pederson & Gollob.
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    Somerset 2020

    Obviously, the person with the camera returned for the Sheffield meeting & caught out King in heat 5.
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    2019 Most 5-1s

    Of the 6 names you mentioned before, Paddy says 1 was right. These 2 are not in the list.
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    Birmingham Brummies 2020

    Some riders have baggage & reputations like Gollob, N Pederson, Ward, Barker, Garrity & others but teams still sign them or use them as guests for there own liking. We liked Garrity as a rider as he was approachable in the pits & he was entertaining on the track & in the talk ins after meetings in the clubhouse. He might have his demons which resulted in the attacks so more will come out in the court in May.
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    Birmingham Brummies 2020

    Garrity thread now unavailable!!!!
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    2019 Most 5-1s

    R Jensen & Bailey
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    Newcastle 2020

    One is made in Ireland & the other is made in Scotland. No seriously, I think ruff is right in the grains used. Irish whiskey, with an "e", is made with malted & unmalted barley whereas the Scottish whisky, without the "e", is only made with malted barley.
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    British Speedway to be reborn?

    What if this said rider is part of a squad system & doesn't get many rides/meetings, similar to Cook a few years ago. That can be the problem with Poland, big wages does not guarantee rides.
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    Somerset 2020

    What about the referee's decision to re-run heat 8 at the EWR when Newman got drive & hit Birks after 2 laps & 2 bends. Davies was well behind at the time of the stoppage. Sods law that in the re-run, Davies wins meaning that the probable(awarded) 5-1 ends up a 3-3. A 5-1, though, would have given you a r/r possibility. IF'S, BUT'S AND MAYBE'S!!
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    Brandon Update

    Plenty of houses close by with people at home could have seen something!
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    Brandon Update

    A few more of us probably expected "something" to happen at Brandon and not in a positive way, sorry to say.
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    NEW LOOK FOR STAR

    Now that the riders have given insights to tracks it might be interesting, to some, on how & why it is difficult to find to find the perfect set up. The bikes are very similar so the biggest part is getting the right engine to suit the right rider on the right track. We hear about off-set engines, long & short stroke, the different cams & flywheels used. Just how does a rider set his bike up? What changes are made during a meeting & why? Jet sizes, warm or cold weather conditions, slick, greasy or heavy(lots of shale or ploughed up) racing surface, changing sprocket sizes, changing timing. The supporters might get a better idea of what the riders & mechanics do during a meeting & why, it seems, is a difficult sport.
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    NEW LOOK FOR STAR

    Saturday 18th
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