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Monday 22nd September 2014
Aces 40 Coventry 53
The Belle Vue 'Rentruck' Aces lost their meeting against Coventry tonight 40-53.

Aces scorers: Scott Nicholls 13+2, Richie Worrall 9+2, Michael Palm Toft 5, Matej Zagar 4, Craig Cook 4, Paul Starke (G) 3+1, Lee Payne 2.

The full scoresheet will follow

Monday 22nd September 2014
Aces 48 Kings Lynn 42
The Belle Vue 'Rentruck' Aces have won their Elite League meeting against Kings Lynn tonight  48-42.

Aces Scorers: Scott Nicholls 11+2, Richie Worrall 9+1, Craig Cook 8+2, Matej Zagar 8+1, Paul Starke (G) 8, Michael Palm Toft 4, Lee Payne 0

The full scoresheet will follow

Monday 22nd September 2014
BEN Fund Collection
We will be holding a collection for the 'Speedway Riders' Benevolent Fund' during tonight's meeting.

The BEN Fund plays a vital part in supporting seriously injured speedway riders and all donations are gratefully received.

Monday 22nd September 2014
Updated Teams for Tonight's Meeting
A reminder that tonight's double-header meeting starts at 7pm.

Updated team line-ups for the meeting are as follows:-

Belle Vue 'Rentruck' Aces:
Matej Zagar, Michael Palm Toft, Scott Nicholls (C), Richie Worrall, Craig Cook, Paul Starke (G), Lee Payne
TM: Jason Attwood

Coventry 'Buildbase' Bees:
Hans Andersen, Aaron Summers (G), BEN BARKER R/R, Kenneth Hansen, Chris Harris (C), Jason Garrity, Max Clegg (G)
TM: Gary Havelock

Kings Lynn 'Roger Warnes Transport' Stars:
Chris Harris (G), Robert Lambert, Hans Andersen (G) , Nicklas Porsing, Rory Schlein (C), Lewis Kerr, Max Clegg (G)
TM: Rob Lyon

Saturday 20th September 2014
Victory for Zagar in Lonigo
Matej Zagar tonight secured his 2015 Grand Prix spot by storming to victory in the Speedway Grand Prix Challenge in Lonigo, Italy.

The super Slovenian scooped a near perfect 13-point score from five rides, along with Leicester's Jason Doyle and Coventry's Chris Harris.

But neither could keep pace with the 31-year old in the race-off for first as he swept both riders aside to claim an emphatic win.

Both Doyle and Harris, second and third respectively, have also booked their place in the 2015 series.

Following an impressive season with the Leicester Lions, Doyle will make his debut on the world championship stage next spring.

And should Zagar retain his position in this year's top eight, Maciej Janowski, fourth place on the night, will join him as a freshman to the SGP series.

Scorers - 2015 GP Challenge

Matej Zagar 13 (after run-off), Jason Doyle 13, Chris Harris 13, Maciej Janowski 11, Nicolas Covatti 10, Thomas H. Jonasson 10, Przemyslaw Pawlicki 10, Peter Kildemand 8, Peter Ljung 7, Hans Andersen 6, Nicolai Klindt 5, Linus Sundstrom 5, Oliver Berntzon 4, Janusz Kolodziej 3, Mads Korneliussen 2, Mattia Carpanese 0, Michele Paco Castagna (reserve) 0, Nicolas Vicentin (reserve) 0

Top three qualify for 2015 Grand Prix series.

Saturday 20th September 2014
Newsletter Issue 69 Available
Issue 69 of our newsletter is now available to download with all the latest news and photos.

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Friday 19th September 2014
The Force is Strong with the Aces
The Belle Vue 'Rentruck' Aces will have added support for Monday's Elite League double-header meeting against Kings Lynn and Coventry in the form of Darth Vader and his troops from the 99th Garrison.

Lord Vader will be joined by Stormtroopers, bounty hunters Boba Fett and Boushh, Princess Leia and even a Jawa!

Don't forget to get your photo with your favourite Star Wars characters!

Friday 19th September 2014
Friday Vue - The Final Frontier
Belle Vue are urging fans to turn out in force for Monday night's double header against Coventry and Kings Lynn as they prepare to call time on their 2014 season.

One of the most hotly anticipated finales of the year sees the Rentruck Aces take to the track for the last time together, before the lights go out at Kirkmanshulme Lane for the winter.

The home team are determined to satisfy their taste for revenge against the Buildbase Bees and the Roger Warnes Transport Stars after previously being dealt two heavy home defeats at their hands.

Craig Cook battles with Kenneth Bjerre during the Aces meeting against Kings Lynn last month  (CDS)

And there's also the matter of unfinished business as to who, out of Kings Lynn and Poole, will finish their season at the top of the top flight.

As it stands, the Pirates currently lead the Norfolk outfit by just one point in the standings after completing their domestic campaign with a convincing 49-41 win over Leicester on Wednesday.

This latest development means that the mouth-watering battle for the Elite League's top spot will go all the way down to the wire, and it's the Rentruck Aces who will cast the deciding vote on whether the Stars reclaim the No.1 berth.

Chief Operations Officer Chris Morton believes this decisive league match will bring out the best of Belle Vue before the curtain comes down on their campaign.

He said: "For us, there isn't another meeting waiting around the corner; this is it for the season.

"We've seen some good riding at Belle Vue from all our riders this year, and certainly within the last few meetings we've seen them regain the powerful form they produced early on.

"As a unit, they really get stuck in around Belle Vue's track and as a result we've seen some fantastic racing against some pretty tough opposition; and Monday's double header will be no different.

"We had a blip in the middle of the season which unfortunately became a problem we were unable to overcome, and which ultimately saw us out of the play offs.

"So it's slightly ironic that our last match happens to be so significant in terms of the league standings, but it's very important to us to make it a success because we really want to finish the year on a high."

Even despite the fact their play off hopes were diminished some time ago, Belle Vue are faced with a critical last few matches that will decide their overall fate in the 2014 pecking order.

A maximum 6 points from Monday night's double header, coupled with a hefty defeat for Wolverhampton at Coventry next Friday would see them scramble above the former and into 7th place.

And as two of only three teams to defeat them on their home turf, the Rentruck Aces have ample incentive to go all-out against the Bees and the Stars to claim a double victory.

"It's a chance for revenge for us," Morton continued, "And even though we're up against two title-contending teams on Monday, we're still more than capable, at our best especially, of beating them.

"It'll be a tough night of racing but at the same time we'll have two very exciting meetings with some excellent racing, and we've still got something to ride for because if we can deliver the goods we may just be able to move up a place in the table.

"That would be a huge reward to the riders for all their efforts recently, and I'm sure it's as important to them as it is to us to aim for that.

"They certainly won't be taking either match lying down, and we're determined to make it hard work for the opposition by digging deep and going for maximum points; it's a simple as that."

Friday 19th September 2014
Monday's Meeting Update
Following discussions it has  been agreed that the format for Mondays double header meeting will now be:-

Belle Vue v Kings Lynn  followed by Belle Vue v Coventry.

Wednesday 17th September 2014
Aces Get Set for Red-Hot Finale
Belle Vue captain Scott Nicholls remains steadfast in his view that his team can do the double over Coventry and Kings Lynn next Monday, September 22nd, in the wake of their performance over Eastbourne earlier this week.

The Rentruck Aces enjoyed a very successful, albeit extended, evening of racing where they twice thrashed the Lifestyle Eagles and moved 7 points clear of Leicester at the bottom of the Elite League table.

And they're now looking to settle old scores with both the Buildbase Bees and the Roger Warnes Transport Stars in their final match of 2014.

Only three teams have managed to defeat Belle Vue on their home turf this year, one of which was the Swindon Robins who were first in line to feel the wrath of the Rentruck Aces last Wednesday.

They were brought to justice when they went down to a 48-44 loss, and the men from Manchester are targeting a repeat performance in next week's finale as they aim to close their season on a high.

Even at this late stage of the year, the Rentruck Aces still have a significant part to play in how the overall standings will look ahead of the play offs in a couple of weeks time.

Kings Lynn are currently in a vicious stand-off with the Poole Pirates for the top spot, with the latter aiming for nothing less than maximum points in their final match against Leicester tonight to keep the former honest.

Nicholls meanwhile admits that facing off against two of the most powerful teams in the league, despite their recent injury setbacks, one after the other will be as challenging as it gets.

He said: "I think it's going to be much stiffer competition we're up against with Coventry and Kings Lynn but we can still be a big spoiler in terms of the overall standings, especially with Kings Lynn as they really want to finish top of the table.

"But all of our riders are more than capable of beating anybody on their night and we're definitely looking for some payback against both of these teams, so we're really going to knuckle down to get these last couple of wins and round off the season on a positive note.

"These last few meetings we've shown some real strength in depth, and for me it's been really enjoyable to be riding with guys who understand how you like to ride the track.

"For us to complete our season so far down the table is not what any of us wanted, but if we can take maximum points from both of our remaining matches we could still go one above Wolverhampton and hold our heads that little bit higher."

Team Line-Ups:

Belle Vue 'Rentruck' Aces:
Matej Zagar, Michael Palm Toft, Scott Nicholls (C), Richie Worrall, Craig Cook, Paul Starke (G), Lee Payne
TM: Jason Attwood

Coventry 'Buildbase' Bees:
Hans Andersen, Aaron Summers (G), BEN BARKER R/R, Kenneth Hansen, Chris Harris (C), Jason Garrity, Max Clegg (G)
TM: Gary Havelock

Kings Lynn 'Roger Warnes Transport' Stars:
Kenneth Bjerre, Robert Lambert, GUEST TBC , Nicklas Porsing, Rory Schlein (C), Lewis Kerr, Simon Lambert/GUEST TBC
TM: Rob Lyon