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The Ipswich Witches compete in the British Premier League, racing on Thursday nights from March to October at their home track, Foxhall Stadium, located on the outskirts of Ipswich.
There are outside terraced viewing areas around most of the track, a covered grandstand area in front of the start line and a fully licensed bar which is open both during and after the meeting.
The Rye House track began life in the distant (and unrecorded past) as a horse race trotting track. It was first used for Dirt Track racing in 1934, and then more regularly in 1935.
The circuit was 440 yards (402 metres) in length and was situated very approximately where the last greyhound racing track existed until a few years ago. The sand circuit can still be seen in part around the outside of the current speedway track.
The Mildenhall Fen Tigers compete in the British National League, racing on Sunday afternoons from March to October at their home track, Mildenhall Stadium, located at West Row, Mildenhall.
The Vortex Lakeside Hammers are based just near the Lakeside Shopping Centre in Thurrock, racing every Friday night from March through to October in the Elite League, the top tier of British speedway.
The growth of the team over the last five years has been remarkable. Established for over 25 years, but taken into new ownership from the 2007 season, the Club progressed in 2008 to realise its first ambition of securing a place in the season-ending play-offs.
The Peterborough Panthers are a British speedway team based in Peterborough, England.
They were the Elite League champions in 1999 and 2006. Peterbrough have also won the Premier League Four-Team Championship on five occasions.
In 1952, a grass speedway circuit was marked on the inside of the dog track, with sand on the bends to aid broadsiding. Just one meeting was staged on the grass that year, being held in aid of the Lynmouth Flood Disaster Fund on 7 September and this saw Barry East win the Stadium Trophy in front of 3,000 spectators.
Two meetings were run in 1953, with King's Lynn defeating Long Eaton 43-39 in the first on 6 April. This attracted an attendance of 1,507 and was run in aid of King's Lynn Flood Relief.