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    Speedway Promotion or Lack of it.

    Thanks. Must have missed that news. Typical, had a bit of time on my hands and thought the Star would be a good way to pass the time But with around 200,000+ people passing through every day it is an opportunity missed
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    Favourite Rider of All Time

    Ronnie Moore, Tommy Jansson. Hard to separate them really And Nicki Pedersen in the modern era
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    New Forest Training Track 1958-1961

    Ringwood was the place I was thinking of, which is why I asked if it was known as something else. This seems to be a totally new (to me) track
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    New Forest Training Track 1958-1961

    This is a new one for me. Did it go under another name perhaps ?
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    Speedway Promotion or Lack of it.

    At Heathrow today and Thought i’d see if I could get a SS at W.H Smith’s at one of the major hubs in the country. No luck, I ended up buying Football 2020, a season preview instead
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    Three meetings in one day

    I used to love my Saturday trips up to Vojens, with an 80cc meeting in the morning (the days of Rene Bach,Jepsen Jensen, Michelsen and Mikkel Beck) and then an hour or so later a meeting on the big track with a visit to the Vojens bakers beforehand to get a coffee and some lovely cakes. Lovely summer ride up and back away from the motorway
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    Three meetings in one day

    As the inspiration (maybe) I have managed it at least once, possibly twice, but as I said in my original the one that springs to mind felt like a cheat. Although I did do 3 meetings at 3 different tracks, 2 of those were at the Esbjerg complex where the 80cc track is just a 100 yards or so away from the 500cc track. Then afterwards on to Holsted I’d imagine it is possible often on a Saturday in Denmark where there are a number of tracks all relatively close to each other
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    Polish and other match video`s 2019

    SEC 3 Vojens 10.08.2019
  9. Didn’t Briggo get a wildcard into the final one year ? Yes or no
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    Speedway Promotion or Lack of it.

    A number of reasons given in Homes of British speedway At Poolstock there was a dispute between the speedway and greyhound people. The team transferred to Fleetwood for the 1948 season and the control board refused a license to run open meetings. I’d guess when they ran a few meetings in 1960 crowds weren’t that good At the other track the control board suspended the license in August 1952 and the next season some amateur meetings were held in front of poor crowds and then the promoters I’ll health put a stop to it all. Then discussions by others for 1954 broke down due to monies owed from 1952
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    Speedway Promotion or Lack of it.

    I did 3 meetings once or twice, but I remember it was a slight cheat in a way, as two meetings were at the same complex at Esbjerg. But two completely separate tracks a hundred yards apart, then off to Holsted later
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    Speedway Promotion or Lack of it.

    Even we missed the good times when you could make a few Bank Holiday meetings without leaving London. Think some riders did make 3 meetings, fans could probably make more if they didn't watch all the heats
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    Polish and other match video`s 2019

    We go Stateside for something a bit different. Small track, like a Danish 85cc track at East Coast Speedway
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    Speedway Promotion or Lack of it.

    Then you can make a contribution to the discussion maybe ? I said quite clearly 'some'.....wonder why your ears were burning !!!
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    Speedway Promotion or Lack of it.

    Subtle use of the English language seems to baffle some on here
  16. How can you say Tai never qualified ? He did, just the same as Briggo did by winning the title
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    Speedway Promotion or Lack of it.

    Lee at the top of his game might well have been better than Tai. Hard to say 100%. But Tai has a far better record and will be remembered as the better rider because he was at the top longer....... he hasn't finished yet most probably
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    Polish and other match video`s 2019

    Found this heat from Pardu
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    Egon Müller live on tv

    Bit miffed that a couple of weeks after having Egon in the studio, a report about boxing in Hamburg said Max Schmeling fought at the Moto X stadium that the studios were later built on, when they were built on the Dirt Track Bahn where Sprouts Elder, Ginger Lees, Fay Taylour etc all rode grrrrr
  20. Egon will be on tv live at 17:45 today. Hopefully talking about speedway and not singing. Will of course be in German https://www.ndr.de/fernsehen/livestream/index.html
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    Speedway Promotion or Lack of it.

    Worked with a lot of Poles, but only one was/is a speedway fan. A colleague who comes from a place just outside Gorzow and watches on livestream. I have avtually me more Germans at work who used to go. Partly because they either come from Schleswig- Holstein and that is where Egon Müller comes from and the hype around him back in the day was very big. One woman even went with a lot from her area in a bus to Norden. The others are from East Germany, Rostock area and the Teterow Bergring back in those days was one of the few weekends where youngsters really had freedom to party As is usual for me, I thought about travelling up to Vojens today. But I go to work every day on the motorway and it is generally horrendous, plus I have made a few trips up that have been affected by rain and the weather today isn't perfect, so my tendency over the past few years is to not go, if things aren't 100%. And as I will be in London next weekend when the next local meeting is on, which I would weather permitting, more than likely have attended, then I might not get to a meeting unless I can manage to get to Kent on the Monday...
  22. And Drew Kemp won in Güstrow !!!
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    Speedway Promotion or Lack of it.

    Not a lot in a country of over 38 million
  24. Mads Hansen won with a maximum
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    Speedway Promotion or Lack of it.

    A 15 year old won almost a million pounds by finishing 2nd in an e-sports tournament !!! As I posted a year or so ago, this is the future and maybe speedway should try and get in on the act, just as football clubs are... https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/uk-world-news/british-teenager-wins-1million-fortnite-18790114
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