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 Buccaneers||Poole Fans forum||Bournemouth Echo|
|-||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 Hitmen||Buxton Hitmen forum||Buxton Advertiser|
|-||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|
|2||Chris Johnson||8.44||7.45||-0.99||August 25: Hip injury|
|7||Dan Berwick||3.68||3.00||-0.68||April: Broken pelvis, returned June|
|-||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|
|1||Jamie Smith||8.70||10.34||+1.64||May 31: Back injury|
|-||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.
|League Scoring System|
|Home loss||0 points||Away loss (7+ points)||0 points|
|Home draw||1 point||Away loss (1 - 6 points)||1 point|
|Home win (1 - 6 points)||2 points||Away draw||2 points|
|Home win (7+ points)||3 points||Away win (1 - 6 points)||3 points|
|Away win (7+ points)||4 points|