Rider averages shown are the final ones for 2009, as published by the BSPA.

Injured/unavailable riders are highlighted in green.

Links to fans forum, local press, rider and team websites are provided where available.

This new league will form the third tier of British Speedway from the start of 2009. It will follow the same rules and regulations as the Premier and Elite Leagues, including the use of rider averages. Teams will meet once for home and away fixtures.

Bournemouth BuccaneersPoole Fans forumBournemouth Echo
No Rider 2008 2009 Diff. Notable Events
1 Jay Herne 7.79 10.16 +2.37  
2 Jerran Hart 4.83 8.91 +4.08  
3 Kyle Newman 4.90 7.21 +2.31  
4 Mark Baseby 6.08 7.00 +0.92  
5 Danny Warwick 8.18 5.97 -2.21  
6 Andrew Aldridge 5.42 5.95 +0.53  
7 Aaron Baseby 4.36 4.76 +0.40  
8 John Resch 0.00 0.00 +0.00  
- Luke Priest 7.39 6.23 -1.16 May 28: Replaced by Warwick
  Totals 41.56 49.96 +8.40 Start of season: 40.76
Buxton HitmenBuxton Hitmen forumBuxton Advertiser
No Rider 2008 2009 Diff. Notable Events
1 Craig Cook 3.00 9.35 +6.35  
2 Ben Taylor 7.79 8.09 +0.30  
3 Jade Mudgway 5.67 7.62 +1.95  
3 Greg Blair 7.02 7.02 +0.00  
4 Scott James 7.65 6.00 -1.65  
5 Gareth Isherwood 7.94 5.12 -2.82  
6 Lewis Dallaway 3.30 4.83 +1.53  
8 Danny Hodgson 0.00 0.00 +0.00  
- Lee Smethills 10.82 6.46 -4.36 July 30: Replaced by Blair
  Totals 42.37 48.03 +5.66 Start of season: 42.18
Isle of Wight Islanders County Press
No Rider 2008 2009 Diff. Notable Events
1 Nick Simmons 8.32 10.07 +1.75  
2 Chris Johnson 8.44 7.45 -0.99 August 25: Hip injury
3 Ben Hopwood 5.30 7.02 +1.72  
4 Matthew Wright 6.91 6.71 -0.20  
5 Dean Felton 5.26 4.27 -0.99  
6 Tom Hill 0.00 3.84 +3.84  
7 Dan Berwick 3.68 3.00 -0.68 April: Broken pelvis, returned June
8 Rikki Mullins 3.00 0.00 -3.00  
- Tom Brown 8.83 8.58 -0.25 August 12: Fractured collarbone, replaced by Wright
- Brendan Johnson 4.07 6.44 +2.37 August 20: Head injuries, replaced by Felton
  Totals 37.91 42.36 +4.45 Start of season: 41.64
King's Lynn Young Stars Eastern Daily Press
No Rider 2008 2009 Diff. Notable Events
1 Jamie Smith 8.70 10.34 +1.64 May 31: Back injury
2 Adam Allott 11.82 9.24 -2.58  
3 Darren Mallett 5.35 7.67 +2.32  
4 Scott Campos 3.43 4.80 +1.37  
5 Adam Lowe 0.00 4.52 +4.52  
6 Rhys Naylor 3.00 3.00 +0.00  
7 Jake Knight 3.00 3.00 +0.00  
8 Chris Widman 3.00 3.43 +0.43  
- Benji Compton 0.00 0.00 +0.00 April: Too many PL commitments
  Totals 35.30 42.57 +7.27 Start of season: 39.63

National League team building points limit is 42.50

Top four teams progress to the play-offs (all play-off ties will be raced over two legs). The team finishing top gets to choose their opponents in the semi-finals. The winners from the two semi-finals then meet in a two-legged Grand Final to decide the National League Championship.

New League Points scoring system introduced.

15 metre Tactical Replacement rule has been removed. One Tactical Ride can still be used by a team losing by ten points or more and a second has been added which can be used if a team is losing by twelve points or more. A Tactical Ride cannot be used until heat five and is also not permitted in heat fifteen.