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  1. lucifer sam

    Redcar v Scorpions 12.7.19 League

    RESULT: Redcar Bears 43 Scunthorpe Scorpions 47.
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    Steve Gresham

    A few excerpts from Steve's interview for Backtrack: Reflecting on his hard man image, that gained him the nickname ‘Steve The Heave’, he recalls: “I think my reputation was more for things that happened off the track rather than on it, because I stuck up for myself. “I never took any crap. If you get pushed about and you don’t stick up for yourself, then the rest of the riders will take advantage. That’s just human nature. “I saw other riders who got pushed around all the time. That didn’t happen with me, because people knew they couldn’t get away with it.” On track, Steve reflects: “I moved riders out of the way. There were certain times you needed to nudge a rider out of the way, and certain times that they wouldn’t move. I felt I had to be aggressive. “There were certain riders who would take you out to the fence and leave you in never-never land, and I didn’t do that. “But if I went into a corner and I was looking to get inside someone, and they moved across to block me, I didn’t like being forced off the throttle. So then I would put pressure on them, and a lot of the guys would buckle under pressure. “It didn’t bother me having to come from the back. I never intentionally took another rider out of a race; I wouldn’t go into a corner and not turn. That wasn’t a safe thing to do in any case, because you’d just go with them. You’d tangle and both end up in the fence. “If you tried to go around someone and got pushed up against the fence, I always thought I was partially to blame for putting myself in the wrong place and allowing them to do it. I should have known better. “If someone rode me rough into a corner, I didn’t go up and bellyache at them. But I remembered what they’d done to me. That was the way I was raised - it doesn’t do any good to yell up and down. “You should be a gentleman and play fair; and if not, then at some point, they’re going to have to race you again.” AND: On July 21, 1980, Swindon travelled to high-flying neighbours Reading for a BL match. Crump had recently returned, after missing the start of the season to set up a motorcycle business in Australia. With Autrey also in their ranks, Robins were keen to prove what could have been had Crump been available for the whole season, in what proved to be an explosive local derby. In Heat 8, Racers’ Jiri Stancl led, while Milan Spinka forced a way under Tony Briggs with Gresham following through the gap. Briggs crashed spectacularly, with Gresham excluded, even though some felt his team-mate Spinka was the one at fault. “From what I recall, I returned the pits and was walking out to the watch the racing (the re-run of Heat 8), when Barry Briggs, Tony’s father, tackled me from behind.” Blows were exchanged and the racing was held up for around 20 minutes. “I never had a problem with Tony over that incident; we never even really talked about it, because it was just racing. “I bumped into Barry not long ago at a race meeting, and I decided to go over and talk to him. It was a private conversation, but we chatted for a couple of hours and we were getting on well by the end of it.” Swindon won at Smallmead by 40-38, but Reading still ended the season as champions. AND: Steve looks back to his decade in Britain with great fondness. “I had a wonderful time. Coming to Britain was the best time in my life. I feel I grew into an adult in Britain. People took care of me, and I met lots of friends and learned how to control my money. “I gave up a formal education to go racing, and my family thought I was crazy. But it was because of speedway that I learnt how to control my money and set up a successful business. I learned about life and don’t regret any of it. “It gave a sense of what life was worth and how to respect other people. “I still go for a ride on my bike every now and then. You don’t forget how to ride and it’s a lot of fun.”
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    Scunthorpe v Berwick 05.07.2019

    Jason Edwards
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    Scunthorpe v Berwick 05.07.2019

    Gone to hospital today - fingers crossed!
  5. Yup, meeting off to forecast tonight - due to bucket it down around 6-7pm by the look of it. Matt Wethers and Matt Marson had agreed to guest for Scorpions.
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    Scunthorpe 2019

    No it hadn't. Subsequent piece in the Star confirmed that, saying that Jedd was heading back to Australia.
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    Scunthorpe v Eastbourne 28.6.19

    Back on topic, Steve Worrall and Joe Lawlor are the guests for Scunny on Friday.
  8. Ryan Douglas, Tero Aarnio and Alfie Bowtell as guests for Scorpions.
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    Young lions

    Best wishes Sam - wishing you a speedy recovery.
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    Newcastle v Scunthorpe 16.06.2019

    Geoff is a pair of Workington fans, who often go fishing on threads, nowt to do with Scorpions Today, rather than fishing on threads, they should have gone fishing in that puddle behind George Hope this miserable weather stops soon - some riders must be really struggling for income at the moment.
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    Newcastle v Scunthorpe 16.06.2019

    MEETING OFF due to a waterlogged track!
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    Scunthorpe 2019

    No, simply a "Good news" story that Scunny continuing to invest in their stadium and thanking the people responsible for that.
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    Scunthorpe 2019

    ROB GODFREY SAYS “THANK YOU” HEB Scunthorpe Scorpions’ owner Rob Godfrey wishes to thank all the fans and riders who continue to support the club. During a recent lull in home fixtures, the club took the opportunity to re-tarmac the stadium. Godfrey says: “I think it’s the right time to say a big thank you to everyone who supports us and brings money into our stadium. “That includes the home fans, the away fans, our sponsors, all the staff and volunteers, plus those riders who support both our practices and amateur meetings, which are a vital income stream for the club. “All the speedway income goes into the same pot, and we re-invest everything back into the stadium. “I’m very proud of the stadium that we’ve built up from nothing, and I hope our fans are too. I think it’s something that town of Scunthorpe can take genuine pride in. We’ve built up that stadium and we also plan to maintain it and keep it looking smart.” Scorpions are next at home when they entertain local rivals Sheffield Tigers at the Eddie Wright Raceway next Friday (June 21st).
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    Newcastle v Scunthorpe 16.06.2019

    UPDATE: Danny Ayres suffered a shoulder injury after a fall while practicing at the Eddie Wright Raceway today. Jordan Stewart will guest for him at Newcastle tomorrow.
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    Tommy Knudsen Auction

    Each of the 14 Race jackets has its own tweet on the NSSC twitter.
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    Tommy Knudsen Auction

    Advance bids are allowed, but there's no guarantee that someone there on the night won't outbid it.
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    Tommy Knudsen Auction

    Some really unique items up for auction on Thursday! Lot 12 is Tommy's No 5 racejacket from 1979. He would have worn this on October 13, when Coventry Bees beat Hull Vikings by 42-36 to clinch the British League championship in front of 20,000 spectators. Tommy beat World Champion Ivan Mauger in Heat 9 on that huge evening.
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    Scunthorpe v Glasgow

    MEETING OFF!
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    Scunthorpe v Glasgow

    SCORPIONS BOOK TOP GUESTS FOR FRIDAY: We have booked Steve Worrall to ride in place of the injured Jason Garrity for Friday's meeting at the EWR, while Anders Rowe will guest for Josh Bailey. Glasgow have booked Ryan Douglas in place of Rasmus Jensen. DON'T MISS IT!
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    Somerset Vs Scunthorpe 29/5/19

    MEETING OFF
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    Scunthorpe 2019

    Surely Danny Ayres has been a terrific signing? With Jedd's average not allowed to drop below 4.00, he was going to be stuck in the main body of the side, before Scorpions made a team change and introduced Danny. Keeping Jedd at either No 4 or No 2 would have destroyed his confidence. Now Rob's plan is that Jedd will come in at reserve, alongside Ryan Kinsley, and it's all possible due to the signing of Danny Ayres in the meantime, who is maintaining an average of over 4.00. Without Danny, we could have easily lost one or two more home meetings - I think his signing was inspired and has been essential. As well as scoring the points, he's also an entertainer, a team man and a positive influence in the pits. I think one of the best things to happen to Scunthorpe this season is Danny Ayres.
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    Scunthorpe v Somerset 17.5.19 League

    Indeed. Meeting finished at around 8.45pm!
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    Scunthorpe v Somerset 17.5.19 League

    Positive feedback: http://www.scunthorpe-speedway.com/?p=9969
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    Scunthorpe v Somerset 17.5.19 League

    Kyle Howarth guests for Jake Allen tonight.
  25. TONIGHT’S speedway meeting at the Eddie Wright Raceway between the HEB Scunthorpe Scorpions and Newcastle Diamonds has been postponed due to a waterlogged track. The call-off was made at midday. Scunthorpe promoter Rob Godfrey explains: “It’s largely down to the torrential rain we’ve had over the last 48 hours. “It rained heavily on Wednesday, which we were expecting, but then it was heavy rain again yesterday (Thursday), which wasn’t forecast. “This morning, the forecast was due to be a dry day and we could got have got the track back. But it started raining again at 11am, it’s still raining now (12.15pm), and the forecast has changed and there’s now a possiblility of further rain later today. “I know we can’t get the track back in time, and I hope everyone appreciates the early call-off, rather than wasting their time tonight.” There is no re-staging date as yet, although the two clubs are in contact about a possible new date.
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