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.

Scunthorpe SaintsScunthorpe forumSports Telegraph
No Rider 2008 2009 Diff. Notable Events
1 Simon Lambert 10.54 10.35 -0.19  
2 Scott Richardson 6.65 5.66 -0.99 April: Hand injury
3 Gary Irving 5.55 5.55 +0.00  
4 Richard Franklin 4.89 5.06 +0.17  
5 Adam Wrathall 3.00 3.79 +0.79  
6 James Serjaent 4.62 3.79 -0.83  
7 Kyle Howarth 3.00 3.72 +0.72  
8 Ashley Morris 0.00 0.00 +0.00  
  Totals 38.25 37.92 -0.33 Start of season: 38.73
Weymouth WildcatsWeymouth Wildcats forumDorset Echo
No Rider 2008 2009 Diff. Notable Events
1 Mark Burrows 8.68 7.94 -0.74  
2 Benji Compton 7.73 7.38 -0.35  
3 James Cockle 6.45 6.98 +0.53  
4 Terry Day 4.64 6.25 +1.61  
5 Lee Smethills 10.82 5.96 -4.86  
6 Tim Webster 3.27 5.65 +2.38  
7 James White-Williams 3.00 4.94 +1.94  
8 Alex McLeod 0.00 0.00 +0.00  
- Jon Armstrong 9.05 9.05 +0.00 April 21: Knee injury
  Totals 44.59 45.10 +0.51 Start of season: 41.22

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.

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