Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

BACK WITH A BANG Bears Rock Rebels on Return to Track; Bears Rock Rebels on Return to Track Speedway

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

BACK WITH A BANG Bears Rock Rebels on Return to Track; Bears Rock Rebels on Return to Track Speedway

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Byline: MARTIN NEAL

ROARING Redcar Bears underlined their Premier League play-off credentials last night with a rousing 49-41 win over highlyrated visitors Somerset Rebels. Now captain marvel Aaron Summers is hoping the Ecco Finishing Bears can continue their fine form when they visit his former club Edinburgh tonight.

After three weeks off it's a busy time for the team who also go to Workington on Saturday evening.

Both upcoming matches are potentially tricky but Summers, one of three former Edinbugh riders in the Bears side, is feeling upbeat.

"I always look forward to going to Edinburgh," he said, "I rode there for two seasons and I enjoy the track."

Summers was held up for an hour when the A19 was closed near Billingham due to a road accident.

With a track paramedic and the spares van also held up, the start was delayed.

But if Summers was flustered by the hold-up, he didn't show it.

Along with Ulrich Ostergaard he won three times and was in sizzling form to spearhead an impressive win.

The Bears started with a 5-1 from Ostergaard and Hugh Skidmore - the latter of whom had an up and down night - and were never behind despite the visitors refusing to let them run away with it.

Micky Dyer looked at home in the main body of the team, coming from the back to beat Kyle Newman in heat five and hunting down and passing Alex Davies in the penultimate race to take his total to nine points.

And Carl Wilkinson looked a handy reserve who would have scored more than paid seven had his primary chain not broken on the final bend of heat nine, causing him to fall and allowing Stefan Nielsen past. Flames licked the engine after oil ignited but fortunately the damage was minimal.

The only disappointment of an encouraging night was that Matej Kus struggled badly with bike problems and managed only paid two points from three rides. …

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