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|Monday 20th May 2013|
Belle Vue 43 Lakeside 50
Belle Vue narrowly lost out to the Lakeside Hammers tonight, as they slipped to a 50-43 defeat against the powerful southeners.
After a run of tied heats, the Aces took a slim lead ahead of the visitors in heat 5. But the home side were feeling the absence of number one Matej Zagar and skipper Ales Dryml, as the powerful Hammers bounced back in heat 7 with a 5-1 and all but took control of the meeting from there.
Former Belle Vue number one Chris Harris proved he still knew his way around Kirkmanshulme Lane, notching an impressive 10 points, while Artur Mroczka struggled to get back into the groove after returning from injury, managing just 1.
It was always going to be a tough meeting without him, but Belle Vue number one Zagar continued to make the Aces proud today as he dominated his SGP Qualifier in Germany, scoring 11 points overall and finishing first on the rostrum ahead of Przemyslaw Pawlicki. Skipper Ales Dryml, who was also competing, qualified 3rd overall with 10 points after triumphing against Martin Smolinski and Aleksandr Loktaev in a run-off.
Belle Vue: Magnus Zetterström 13, Chris Harris 10, Kauko Nieminen 7+1, Craig Cook 6+1, Kevin Wölbert 4+1, Artur Mroczka 1, Mark Lemon 2+1
Lakeside: Davey Watt 13+1, Peter Karlsson 10+1, Richard Lawson 6+3, Piotr Swiderski 6+1, Kim Nilsson 6, Lewis Bridger 5, Josh Grajczonek 4+2
The full scoresheet will follow
|Monday 20th May 2013|
Cardiff Grand Prix Tickets
Belle Vue tickets for the British Grand Prix at Cardiff have now sold out
|Wednesday 17th April 2013|
Be Part of It
BELLE Vue are urging fans to be part of the club’s bright future following Manchester City Council giving their new stadium project the go-ahead.
Club bosses were back at the Town Hall this week to discuss the application for planning permission in the hope of work beginning this summer with the new stadium coming on stream in March next year.
Many fans joined the club’s Be Part Of It campaign when the project was announced in front of a packed audience at Gorton Monastery in August 2011.
Supporters were offered the opportunity to buy bricks carrying their name or that of their family, company or to be used as a memorial.
Also, due to popular demand, Belle Vue have included Heritage Bricks for supporters of any club to remember their favourite rider, both past and present, whoever he rode for.
Chief Operations Officer Chris Morton said: “This will be the National Speedway Stadium so we want any fan from any club to honour any rider they want.
“If they have a favourite rider and want to dedicate a Heritage brick bearing his name then they can do so. It’s not just for Belle Vue fans or Belle Vue riders.”
The personalised bricks will be built into an internal wall of honour in the entrance concourse while pavers to be used on an external walkway leading up to the main entrance are also available.
Chief Executive David Gordon said: “There was a good take-up of the bricks and pavers when they were first announced.
“Now we would urge people who want them, but decided to wait, to take action because the time is coming where the chance to buy will have to be closed.”
A single brick is £49, a double brick is £99 and a replica for people wanting to keep one is £30.
Order forms are available at the next home match on April 29 or by going online to www.nationalspeedwaystadium.co.uk
Supporters can also join the Belle Vue 500 Club which was launched at the same time.
This provides 500 members with a named Pride of Place seat of their choice in the stadium, a free commemorative brick in the Peter Craven Suite as well as discounts on season tickets, programmes and the club shop plus car parking and fast track entrance.
Membership is £500 for five years with a ten-year Gold membership costing £1,000. There is an option to spread the cost.
For more information, see www.bv500.co.uk
Meanwhile, the Rentruck Aces are without a home fixture until Monday, April 29 when they meet powerful Poole who are spearheaded by Aussie superstar Chris Holder, the World champion.
Belle Vue racers Craig Cook and Richie Worrall, who is currently riding for Premier League Newcastle, will be rivals when they clash in the semi-final of the British championship at Edinburgh on Friday.
Cook doubles up with the Premier League outfit so he will have the benefit of home advantage in the battle to book a place in the final at Wolverhampton on May 13.
The other semi-final is at Sheffield on April 25 with the top seven going through from each meeting with two wild cards to be added.
Bury youngster Matt Williamson, who is riding for Belle Vue Colts and Buxton in his first season in speedway, is in the British Under-21 final at Wolverhampton next Tuesday.
Apart from the national title, a place in the qualification rounds for the World Under-21 Championship is also at stake.
|Wednesday 10th April 2013|
NEWSFLASH - New Stadium go-ahead
MANCHESTER City Council today gave the go-ahead for the Belle Vue Sports Village which will include a custom-built new stadium for the Belle Vue Aces.
It will now go to the planning permission stage with the Rentruck Aces targeting an opening date of March 2014.
Delighted David Gordon, the club’s Chief Executive Officer, said: “This is a red letter day in the long history of the club. It marks the start of a new era and gives speedway in Manchester a massive future.”
Chris Morton, the Chief Operations Officer, said: “I have dreamed of the Aces having a new stadium ever since the one at Hyde Road closed in 1987. This is a brilliant day and the reward for so much hard work.”