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‘Entertainers’ are booked for event

Home heroes Kyle Howarth and Josh Bates are just the kind of riders fans want to see - and boss Simon Stead has booked them for his farewell meeting.

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Martin Vaculik. Pic: Steve Feeney

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Sheffield speedway: World champion heads for Owlerton

Sheffield speedway: World champion heads for Owlerton

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Kyle Howarth

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Simon Stead , Sheffield Tigers

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Simon Stead

Sheffield Tigers: Legend Stead plans his grand send off

Sheffield legend Simon Stead will bring down the curtain on his racing career with what he says will be one of the most spectacular meetings ever seen at Owlerton.

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Sheffield speedway: Jack wants to make an impression at Owlerton

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Kyle Howarth and the Sheffield Tigers speedway team with the championship trophy. Picture: Phil Hilton

Speedway: Never a doubt in his mind - Kyle Howarth staying at Sheffield Tigers

Title hero Kyle Howarth insists he never wanted to ride anywhere else after finally securing his Tigers return.

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Sheffield Tigers (Speedway). Todd Kurtz, pictured. Picture: Marie Caley NSST Speedway MC 20

Speedway: Todd Kurtz signs on after a ‘dream’ Sheffield Tigers season

Todd Kurtz has agreed a new deal to stay with Sheffield for the defence of their title.

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Kyle Howarth

Sheffield Tigers: Deadlock over Kyle Howarth’s future

Sheffield Tigers and Workington Comets have hit deadlock in talks over Kyle Howarth.

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Damien Bates

Sheffield Tigers: It may have gone quiet but bosses are happy with progress on signings

And they’ve confirmed they are still working closely with Josh Bates to deal with his personal problems in the hope he will come to the tapes again in March.

Co-promoter Damien Bates has even hinted at a further signing this week as they try and piece the jigsaw together for the defence of their title.

He said: “People start to wonder what’s going on when we stop announcing riders but it’s all under control and we are fairly satisfied with the way the team is going.

“It’s always a daunting prospect for anyone building a team to defend a league title but that’s what we are faced with and we’re doing everything we can.

“As for Josh, we are in regular contact with him and we are supporting him in every way we can to help him through his personal issues.

“We remain hopeful he will come to the tapes in March but nothing is certain where that is concerned. He’s a good rider who has what it takes to carve out a successful career in this sport for a good few years.

“He’s an important part of our team and I know how much support he’s had since last week when it went public about his problems.

“We’re not in a rush to replace him and then by March regret it because he’s available again, but then again we do want the team in place.

“There’s one or two other issues behind the scenes to deal with and we have to speak to riders and their clubs before making final plans.

“And we’re not ruling out riders coming back from last season too. We just have to be careful about saying anything until we have written confirmation.”

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Josh Bates

Sheffield speedway: Troubled Josh given “time and space” by his track bosses

Tigers bosses are standing by young talent Josh Bates as he battles with personal issues.

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New Sheffield Tigers signing James Shanes

Sheffield Tigers: New boy Shanes happy to make long commute to Owlerton

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Charles Wright

New Sheffield speedway ace makes the Wright decision

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New Sheffield Tigers signing Jack Smith

Sheffield Tigers: Top young talent Jack Smith rides into Owlerton

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Josh Bates races inside Leicester's Cameron Heeps

Sheffield Tigers see off interest from Championship rivals to retain Bates

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Lasse Bjerre

Sheffield Tigers: Lasse Bjerre signs up for more with champions

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Sheffield Tigers speedway title winners

Come down and see what you’re missing

With the 2017 Speedway season over and done, it is time to reflect on what has been a terrific season for an extra special team and promotion set-up.

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