IT is going to be a happy Bank Holiday for Reading Racers, with additions to the fixture list and news of a special guest on Monday.

The cancelled match away to Carmarthen earlier this month has been rearranged for September 7 at Stoke's Loomer Rd stadium, and it is hoped the management will be taking a team to Mildenhall for a challenge match on Sunday, September 1.

The big news though is Sam Norris will be the guest of honour on Bank Holiday Monday when the Racers host the Milton Keynes Knights at Swindon.

The 15-year-old, whose crash at Glasgow just two months ago resulted in life-threatening injuries, has made a miraculous recovery so far and is now well enough to attend speedway matches and satisfy his hunger to be involved again.

Norris, who was hit by a rival's machine and suffered brain injuries which initially meant he couldn't speak, see or walk, will be presented to the crowd before watching the Swindon v Ipswich match with his parents in the Legends' Lounge.

He will then join his Reading teammates in the pits for their Midland & Southern Development League match against the Knights.

It is also a night of celebration for Swindon on Monday as they mark their 70th year since first staging Speedway back in 1949.

The Racers management expressed their gratitude to the Swindon promotion, particularly Lee Kilby, for including Reading and Norris in their big night, and look forward to a successful evening for both clubs.