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Stars name Lyon as co-promoter

Rob Lyon Credit: British Speedway Promoters Association

King's Lynn Stars have announced that team manager Rob Lyon has become co-promoter of Elite League speedway side.

Former Great Britain manager Lyon has headed the Norfolk Arena Club since 2005.

He said: “Buster (Chapman) had spoken to me about the possibility of becoming involved on the promotional side to ease the burden of the day-to-day running of the club.

“I was happy to accept, and I hope I can have a positive influence on not only Kings Lynn, but also speedway in general, as it is a difficult time in the sport for all concerned as we all know at the moment.”

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Tigers race to National League title

Mildenhall Tigers Speedway team were crowned National League Champions last night after winning their National League Play-off Final, 2nd leg.

Mildenhall beat Dudley 54 to 39, winning the final 91-90 on aggregate.

Speaking on the club website, co-promoter Michael Lee said:

I can't quite believe that we've done this. I am so proud of every one of the team tonight. They all worked so hard as they have done all year and they deserve all the success they've achieved...

When we restarted Mildenhall two years ago we were determined to give our fantastic supporters a club to be proud of. Tonight we've done just that and it's a season that none of us is ever going to forget."

– Michael Lee

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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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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