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Speedway final switched from Mildenhall to King's Lynn

The 2nd leg of the speedway National League Grand Final tomorrow night (24 October) has been moved from Mildenhall to the Norfolk Arena at King's Lynn.

The Mildenhall Fen Tigers say a weekend of stock car racing followed by bad weather has made it impossible to prepare the Suffolk track in time.

"When I saw the state of the track yesterday I sank to my knees in disbelief...

"The fog and damp this morning have made things worse than ever. The fence is caked in wet dripping mud, the centre is like mud soup and the track itself is no more than a mud bowl.

"The weather has finally beaten us this time and I can only apologise... But with no other dates left at Mildenhall we had no option but to switch to King's Lynn".

– Michael Lee, Mildenhall Fen Tigers

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Statue of speedway hero unveiled

Statue unveiled to Ove Fundin Credit: Archant

A statue has been unveiled to Norwich speedway legend Ove Fundin in his home country of Sweden.

The speedway legend raced for Norwich Stars in the 1950s and has lent his support to plans to launch a new version of the team.

The statue was unveiled in his home town of Tranas.

Fundin in his Norwich heyday Credit: ITV Anglia
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Track tribute to speedway duo

Two of the biggest names in speedway will be remembered later this week.

A special speedway meeting will take place on Thursday in Suffolk in memory of John Berry - the man who set up the hugely successful Ipswich team of the 70's and 80's.

And on Saturday fans will wear special T-shirts at the British Grand Prix in honour of Lee Richardson, the former King's Lynn and Peterborough rider killed in a crash earlier this season.

Donovan Blake reports.

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