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  1. Tough one for Edinburgh - they wont have the home track advantage that they had last night......
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    Redcar v Edinburgh 12/7/18

    As poor as the Bears were, you have to give tremendous credit to an Edinburgh team who were fantastic both out of the gate and from the back. Rode like a dominant home side. Best away performance I've seen in a long time. Worrying times for the Bears - you need to win your home meetings and with an inconsistent team on this track you are not going to win many meetings. Crowd seemed very poor tonight too.
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    Redcar v Edinburgh 12/7/18

    Well I’m at the meeting now and it’s interval time. I have been advised by Sidewinder that he never thought that the meeting would be close and Edinburgh would win comfortably. Given how we are getting well and truly gubbed, outgated, out fought and thoroughly trounced to date I now agree with him. Stuck my head above the parapet and in the words of Bob Mortimer my nickname should be Snipers Dream!
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    Redcar v Edinburgh 12/7/18

    Should be a close one - all the Edinburgh riders seem to go well at Redcar.(that's because it' a good, fair racing track with minimal home advantage) In terms of Andersson being a trump card (not to be confused with a Trump card given the presence of the orange bufoon in the Country) the Bears reserves scored paid 27 last week so might not be that much of an advantage. As a Bears fan I'm more worried about our top 3 who were a bit hit and miss last week.
  5. Bit of a stop start meeting but a much needed win for the Bears against the Scunthorpe select side. The Bears reserves held the key as both Ben and Dimitri didn’t rack up big scores. MBA excellent and Jordan looking much improved from recent performances. Interesting comments from Kevin Keay at the interval - both about the referees report of the track for the 4’s (not complimentary apparently) and about a major announcement that he now couldn’t announce as things had changed?
  6. See all of our friends from the North on Thursday then
  7. Yearbyred

    Redcar 2018

    Busch coming back to replace Greaves (who was an injury replacement for Busch)
  8. Apologies -yes there were. And Sheffield. Have I missed anyone
  9. Southern fans don't seem to like to travel North for some reason - although there were a few Panthers fans there. You would have enjoyed it if you had made the effort Excellent contingents from Berwick, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Newcastle. Nice for the Northern tracks not to have to travel massive distances for a change.
  10. Hard to judge but much larger than usual - good spread of spectators right around the home and back straights. Certainly not overcrowded and most people will have got a good view of the action (dust permitting) The back straight being open gave some excellent views but suffered from the dust and the crowd thinned on that side as the meeting went on. Great to see so many teams represented.
  11. Well from a Redcar point of view whilst disappointed that the Bears didn’t qualify (particularly after making such a good start) I thought it couldn’t have gone much better. Obviously there was a lot of dust but given almost a week of unremitting sun I thought the track held up remarkably well. When it’s that dry you expect it to be first out of the gate processions but there were some fabulous races and spectacular action. Congratulations to the Panthers who had strength in depth, Glasgow unlucky not to finish second after Harris EF on the last lap (couple of fantastic races from him earlier) and Edinburgh were excellent, really impressed with all their young riders. Massive well done to Kevin and the Redcar promotion - couldn’t have done a much better job in terms of organisation imo.
  12. As Redcar were the only track to offer to host the event (according to Kevin Keay) they should at least get some credit for trying.
  13. All Fans aren’t being made to stay inside the stadium until the end. Only those who have parked their vehicle inside the stadium will have to stay until the meeting finishes. Mind you if you are in the car park outside it might not be possible to get out until others move.
  14. I agree - thought there would have been something similar to the standing area in front of the tapes but apparently cost was too high. Be a shame if there are complaints about viewing - catch 22 when you want as big a crowd as possible.
  15. WD-40 sponsoring tonight’s event - must be why Rusty Harrison isn’t there.
  16. Well the track certainly wasn't underwater 10 minutes ago - tractor going around and a lot of dust. However much water they put on tomorrow it's going to be difficult to avoid a blue line developing at some point. Thought there might be some additional temporary standing being put up (but cost apparently stopped that) - room for two or three deep on a section of the access road on the back straight which should give an excellent view if you are lucky enough to be at the front (or tall).
  17. Think it is going to be difficult to have a decent racing track tomorrow - hasn't rained in ages, sunny all week and due to be a scorcher tomorrow. 30+ heats of speedway will take its toll. Shame really.
  18. Yes - someone asked the same question on Redcars Facebook page. Can’t take alcohol in though.
  19. From Redcar Facebook page a bit more info:- For the Championship Fours meeting limited disabled car parking space will be available inside the stadium and at the very front of the main car park by the turnstiles. All car parks will be stewarded and they will be in radio contact with each other. No vehicles parked inside the stadium will be allowed to leave until the meeting has fully ended so if you intend to leave prior to the last race do not park inside the stadium. Staff car parking will be in the Stunt School Arena to the left of the turnstiles. Limited Motorcycle parking is also available inside the main gate. Whilst additional car parking space has been secured please allow plenty of time to enter the stadium as you may have a short walk to the Media Prima Arena. Those people that have enquired about grandstand seats will have their calls replied to on Tuesday. Additional catering units and pop-up bars will be in attendance around the stadium. We look forward to seeing fans from all clubs on Sunday, bring your own sun tan cream!
  20. They are (as I posted previously)
  21. From the Bears website: Redcar Speedway have been informed that admission prices for the Championship Four Team Tournament will be;£20 adults£15 concessions £5 children (5-15 year old ) and under 5 f.o.c.There are no 'Family ticket' options for this meeting.Redcar season tickets are not valid for this meeting.Programmes are £4.All 11 teams are taking part in the two qualifying rounds prior to the final.The meeting starts at 2pm and the turnstiles will be open from 12 noon.There will be two additional car parks available , one at the Engineering company after the main entrance to the motorsports park, the other will be at the rear of the former Council HQ building opposite the speedway car park.Please plan to arrive early to ease congestion
  22. Hopefully a bit closer than that - the beach is 15 minutes/7 miles away.
  23. There will be additional standing on the back straight apparently (not sure how this will work given the access road) but it was announced at the Supporters meeting last week. I'm sure there will be other additional facilities for spectators - whilst I agree it should have been at Belle Vue the Redcar promotion should at least be given the benefit of the doubt (and some credit) for their willingness to stage this meeting. Certainly won't be much home track advanatge - most teams seem to contain either an ex Bear or a track specialist. Let us hope it is a good day.
  24. More details on arrangements are going to be revealed on Thursday night at the Social evening being held at Redcar apparently. Be interesting to see if they are intending to open up the back straight for spectators as the layout makes this not easy due to the banking and the access road for Emergency vehicles.

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