Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

HAVELOCK RELISHES RETURN OF RIVALRY; Speedway

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

HAVELOCK RELISHES RETURN OF RIVALRY; Speedway

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Byline: MARTIN NEAL

showing plenty of potential in the Julie Lewis meeting.

He'll be given a spot in the Bears side for next week's challenge against the USA touring team and promoter Brian Havelock admits he's one of the riders he has his eye on for his 2012 septet.

American Mikey Burman - mentored by former Bear Chris Kerr's mechanic Merle Craven - will also be back next week, albeit in the Stars and Stripes, while 17-year-old Dane Kasper Lykke Nielsen gets his chance to shine on the British stage.

LINE-UP: Branford (Redcar) Arlo Bugeja (Unattached), Mikey Burman (USA), Richard Hall (Scunthorpe) Gary Havelock (Redcar), David Howe (Scunthorpe), Peter Juul (Redcar), Matej Kus (Redcar), Kasper Lykke Nilesen (Denmark), Kauko Nieminen (Leicester), Ulrich Ostergaard (Birmingham), Ty Proctor (Wolves), Adam Roynon (Redcar), Aaron Summers (Redcar), Rohan Tungate (Australia), Charles Wright (Unattached). VOTING in the official Bears Rider of the Year poll closes at 8am tomorrow - to vote visit www.gazettelive.co.uk/bearspoll The winner receives his trophy at tomorrow's awards night at the Central in Middlesbrough, so tonight is the last chance to buy tickets.

Anyone who can't make it but wants to be among the first to know the winner can log on to speedwayblog.gazettelive.co.uk after around 9.30pm tomorrow.

REDCAR Bears skipper Gary Havelock is looking forward to renewing his friendly rivalry with old mate Ty Proctor tonight.

Former world champion and England captain Havelock was vying with Proctor for the Bears' No 1 jacket throughout the 2009 season before the Aussie crowd pleaser left South Tees Motorsports Park for Elite League big guns Wolves.

Proctor has been back in a Redcar racejacket for the past two Thursdays as a guest replacement for the injured Jason Lyons.

And he's there again tonight when the Ridewell/Simpson Racing UK Bears take a break from Premier League action for the 2011 staging of the South Tees Silver Helmet individual meeting (7. …

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