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  1. From the FIM Today.... The 2019 Monster Energy FIM Speedway of Nations draw has been revealed as Germany and Great Britain launch their quest for World Championship gold on home shale in May. Race Off 1 at Landshut on May 4 sees the Germans host neighbours Poland, who are bidding to secure their ninth world title of the 21st century and their first since the World Championship switched to a pairs format last year. They are joined in Bavaria by 2018 finalists Sweden, who are aiming to win their first world crown since 2015. Slovenia – who were a run-off away from the Monster Energy SON Finals last summer – also battle it out, along with the Czech Republic, Italy and the Ukraine. Race Off 2 at Manchester’s National Speedway Stadium on May 11 pits GB against old rivals Australia, managed by Belle Vue boss Mark Lemon on his SGB Premiership home track. They are also drawn against Denmark – a nation seeking its fifth world title of the 21st century and its first under the stewardship of four-time world champion Hans Nielsen. France and Finland return to Manchester after competing in last year’s Race Off 2 there, while USA and Latvia complete the line-up. The top two countries in each event will join hosts and defending champions Russia in the Monster Energy SON Finals at Togliatti on July 20 and 21. The teams placed fourth and fifth will then compete in a knock-out heat with the winner of that facing the third-placed side for the last spot in Russia. MONSTER ENERGY SPEEDWAY OF NATIONS DRAW RACE OFF 1, LANDSHUT, GERMANY (May 4): Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden, Ukraine. RACE OFF 2, MANCHESTER, GREAT BRITAIN (May 11): Australia, Denmark, Great Britain, France, Finland, Latvia, USA. FINALS, TOGLIATTI, RUSSIA (July 20 & 21): Russia, three teams from Race Off 1, three teams from Race Off 2. Speedway of Nations
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    New Cross.

    OK, so I'll chime in now.....I also saw my first Speedway meeting at New Cross in 1959, went to most meetings in 1960, 61 and 63 before following West Ham in 1964 until their close in 1972. Just as a side note, also saw West Ham in the two meetings in Holland before the disaster in 1970. Back to NX.....great little track.....wish it were still there!
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    Just One Race (or maybe two!)

    Damn, if it were one race, I too would have gone for the Stevens v Briggs race....but I'll "cheat" a little and say any one of Malcolm Simmons rides at Wimbledon in the KO Replay for West Ham in 1965......just unbelievable!
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    Christer and Reidar

    "Lofty" was quite the rider, very spectacular style.....absolutely loved every race he was in.....taken from us far too young! Reider was a good rider but never caught my eye the way "Lofty" did. Have to agree with you E I Addio, after West Ham closed, I too kinda drifted away, came to Canada soon after but never drifted away the sport.
  5. Don't very often respond to things on here but this really seems like the old cliche to me....."If its not broke lets fix it".......this to me should be rated PG....Pure Garbage!
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    Favourite USSR/Russian riders

    Missing one rider that was popular with the Ladies, shall we say....that being Gab Kadirov.
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    10 Favourite Riders Who Changed Nationality

    How about Mark Loram?
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    10 favourite Irish riders

    He was actually born in Winnipeg, Canada but spent an awful lot of time in Ireland.....and was, maybe unofficially, known as an Irish-Canadian. He did also ride for Ireland many times and I believe he was the Captain on several occasions.
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    10 favourite Canadian riders

    Kyle Legault
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    10 favourite Irish riders

    Mike Tams
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    2011 Fixtures

    I have no record of a meeting at Poole on that date.... Junior Champs. was won by Raines. (Don't know his first name).
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    Scandinavians in British teams

    May be wrong but I think Olle Nygren may have been just before Rune.....in 1951 for Harringay.
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    Scandinavians in British teams

    Never saw him ride but I did meet him as a very young lad while he was talking to Ron Johnson at New Cross around 1960......I remember him as being about 10 feet tall!!!!!
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    Exeter 1945

    Depends which Exeter you are talking about.....County Ground = No, Alphington = Yes (I have a couple of programmes from that year) and Exwick = yes. I find no reference to "Bronco" Slade in the Alphington programmes.
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    How many tracks since 1928?

    ALDERSHOT Aldershot Sports Stadium ALDERSHOT Aldershot Stadium, Tongham AMMANFORD Ty-Gwaith Pony Trotting Track - MAY BE GRASS-TRACK ARENA ESSEX Arena Essex Raceway, Purfleet ARMADALE Armadale Stadium ASHINGTON Portland Park Stadium AUDENSHAW Ashton Old Road AYCLIFFE Aycliffe Stadium AYR Dam Park BARNET Mays Lane BARNSLEY Lundwood BARROW Little Park, Roose BARROW Holker St. BARROW Park Road Stadium BELLE VUE Zoological Gardens, Hyde Rd.. Manchester BELLE VUE Greyhound Stadium, Kirkmanshulme Lane, Gorton, Manch. BELLE VUE National Stadium BERWICK Berrington Lough Stadium, Ancroft BERWICK Shielfield Park BIRMINGHAM Motodrome Greet BIRMINGHAM Hall Green Greyhound Stadium BIRMINGHAM Alexander Sports Stadium, Perry Barr BIRMINGHAM Perry Barr Greyhound Stadium BIRMINGHAM Wheels Project, Bordesley Green BLACKPOOL Highfield Road Sports Ground BLACKPOOL South Shore Greyhound Stadium, St. Annes Road BOLTON Raikes Park BOSTON Boston Sports Stadium BOTHWELL Bothwell Park Farm BOURNEMOUTH Windsor Hall, Bournemouth International Centre. BRADFORD Fronby Avenue BRADFORD Shelf Moor BRADFORD Greenfield Stadium BRADFORD Odsal Stadium BRAFIELD Brafield Sports Stadium BRIGHTON Hove Stadium BRIGHTON Brighton Centre BRISTOL Knowle Stadium BRISTOL Eastville Stadium BURNLEY Towneley Stadium BUXTON Buxton Stadium BUXTON Buxton Raceway CAERPHILLY Virginia Park Stadium CALIFORNIA Longmoor Speedway CANTERBURY Kingsmead Stadium CARDIFF White City Stadium, Sloper Rd. CARDIFF Penarth Rd. Stadium CARDIFF Millenium Stadium CARLISLE Moorville Park, Kingmoor CARMARTHEN The Showground CASTLEFORD Whitwood Stadium CATFORD Catford Cricket Ground CATFORD Catford Greyhound Stadium CAXTON (near Cambridge) CHALTON ( near Horndean) Clapton See Lea Bridge COATBRIDGE Cliftonhill Stadium COVENTRY Coventry Stadium, Foleshill COVENTRY Brandon Stadium COWDENBEATH Central Park Stadium CRADLEY HEATH Dudley Wood Road CRAYFORD Crayford Stadium CREWE Sports Ground, Earle St. CRYSTAL PALACE Crystal Palace Exhibition Grounds, London DAGENHAM Ripple Road DONCASTER Greyhound Stadium, York Rd. Droyslden See Manchester EARLS BARTON Greyhound Stadium EASTBOURNE Arlington Stadium EASTBOURNE Arlington Stadium Traininjg Track EDINBURGH Marine Gardens, Portobello EDINBURGH Old Meadowbank Stadium EDINBURGH Powderhall Stadium ELLESMERE PORT Thornton Road Stadium EXETER Exwick Fields (single event 21 05 45) EXETER Marsh Barton Stadium, Alphington EXETER County Ground Stadium FARINGDON Faringdon Raceway FELTON (Near Amble, Northumberland) FLEETWOOD Highbury Ave. Sports Stadium GLASGOW Celtic Park GLASGOW Carntyne Greyhound Stadium GLASGOW Nelson Athletic Grounds GLASGOW White City Stadium GLASGOW Hampden Park GLASGOW Blantyre Sports Stadium, Blantyre GLASGOW Craighead Park, Blantyre GLASGOW Shawfield Stadium GLASGOW Ashfield Stadium GREENFORD Greenford Driving Park HACKNEY Hackney Wick Greyhound Stadium, London HALIFAX Thrum Hall Cricket Ground HALIFAX The Shay Grounds HAMILTON Hamilton Showgounds ( 1948-51 ) HARRINGAY Harringay Greyhound Stadium HASTINGS Pilot Field Stadium HEVINGHAM Norwich Raceway, HIGH BEECH Kings Oak HIGHBRIDGE Oak Tree Arena (Somerset) HOLBEACH Bell End Speedway HOUNSLOW Staines Road HUDDERSFIELD Quarmby Stadium HULL White City Stadium HULL Hedon Stadium, Hedon HULL Boulevard Stadium HULL New Craven Park Stadium IPSWICH Foxhall Heath Stadium IPSWICH Foxhall Heath Stadium (new track inside stock car circuit) KETTERING Red House Speedway, Hannington IWADE Marshbank Farm KING'S LYNN Norfolk Arena LEA BRIDGE Lea Bridge Stadium, London LEEDS Post Hill Speedway, Pudsey LEEDS Morley LEEDS Leeds Stadium, Fullerton Park LEICESTER Leicester Super LEICESTER The Stadium, Blackbird Road LEICESTER Beaumont Park Lathallen See Linlithgow LINLITHGOW Heathersfield Stadium (1989-90) LIVERPOOL Seaforth Greyhound Stadium LIVERPOOL Stanley Stadium LONG EATON Long Eaton Stadium LOWESTOFT Kessingland Road LUTON Luton Greyhound Stadium LYDD Belgar Farm MANCHESTER White City Greyhound Stadium, Old Trafford MANCHESTER Moorside Stadium, Droylsden MANSFIELD Park Hall MARCH GER Sports Club MELTON MOWBRAY Melton Greyhound Stadium MIDDLESBROUGH Cleveland Park Stadium MILDENHALL Mildenhall Stadium, West Row Fen MILDENHALL Training track, Mildenhall Stadium, West Row Fen MILTON KEYNES Groveway Greyhound Stadium (1978-88) MILTON KEYNES Elfield Park Stadium MOTHERWELL Paragon Speedway, Clyde Valley Sports Ground MOTHERWELL The Stadium, Milton Street MOTHERWELL The Stadium, Milton Street. (New track inside stock car track) NEATH Neath Abbey Stadium NELSON Seedhill Stadium NEW BRIGHTON The Tower Ground NEW CROSS New Cross Stadium, London NEWCASTLE Gosforth Park NEWCASTLE Brough Park Greyhound Stadium, Fossway NEWMARKET Newmarket Road Dog Track NEWPORT Somerton Park NEWPORT Hayley Stadium, Queensway Meadows NEWTON HEATH Newton Heath Training Track, Williams Road NEWTONGRANGE Victoria Park Stadium ( 1950-51, 1970 ) NORTHAMPTON Hannington NORTHAMPTON Northampton Greyhound Stadium NORWICH Firs Stadium NOTTINGHAM White City Stadium, Trent Lane NOTTINGHAM Highfields ( grass track with sand on the bends) OXFORD Cowley Stadium PAISLEY Love Street PETERBOROUGH Eastfield Speed Park PETERBOROUGH East of England Showground PLYMOUTH Pennycross Stadium PLYMOUTH St. Boniface Arena PONYTPRIDD Taff Vale Park POOLE Poole Stadium, Wimborne Road PORTSMOUTH Wessex Stadium, Copnor Gardens PORTSMOUTH Portsmouth Greyhound & Sports Stadium, Tipnor PRESTON Farringdon Park RAYLEIGH Rayleigh Stadium, Laindon RAYLEIGH Rayleigh Weir Stadium (1948-57,59-61,63-65) READING Reading Greyhound Stadium, Tilehurst READING Smallmead Stadium READING Reading Training Track, Smallmead REDCAR South Tees Motorsports Track RINGWOOD Matchams Park (at rear of later stadium) RINGWOOD Matchams Park RINGWOOD Matchams Park (smaller track inside the stock car track) ROCHDALE Athletic Grounds ROCHESTER City Way Stadium ROMFORD Brooklands Stadium ROTHERHAM Greyhound Stadium, Hellaby RYDE Smallbrook Stadium, Isle of Wight RYE HOUSE Hoddesdon Stadium (Outside Greyhound track) RYE HOUSE Hoddesdon Stadium (Inside Greyhound track) RYE HOUSE Rye House Stadium, Hoddesdon SALFORD Salford Albion Stadium, Cromwell Rd. SCUNTHORPE Quibell Park Stadium SCUNTHORPE Ashby Ville Stadium, Ashby SCUNTHORPE Normanby Road Seaforth See Seaforth Greyhound Stadium, Liverpool SHEFFIELD Owlerton Sports Stadium SHEFFIELD Sheffield Training Track, Owlerton SITTINGBOURNE Marshbank Farm, Iwade - SEE IWADE SITTINGBOURNE Central Park SKEGNESS Skegness Stadium, Marsh Lane, Orby. SMALLFORD Smallford Speedway, Hatfield Rd, near St. Albans SOUTHAMPTON The Stadium, Banister Court ST. AUSTELL Cornish Stadium, Par Moor ST. AUSTELL Clay Country Moto Park, Nanpean STAINES Staines Greyhound Stadium STAINFORTH Stainforth Greyhound Stadium STAMFORD BRIDGE Stamford Bridge Stadium, London STOCKPORT Hazel Grove Greyhound Stadium, Hazel Grove STOKE Hanley Stadium, Sun Street STOKE Newcastle-Under-Lyme Stadium, Loomer Rd., Chesterton SUNDERLAND Sunderland Greyhound Stadium, East Boldon SWINDON Swindon Autodrome, Gorse Hill SWINDON Abbey Stadium, Blunsdon TAMWORTH Mile Oak Speedway, Mile Oak TAMWORTH Deer Park, Watling St., Fazely THORNE Thorne Stadium TRAGO Trago Stadium, Bodmin TREDEGAR Recreation Ground WALTHAMSTOW Walthamstow Stadium, London WARRINGTON Arpley Motordrome WEMBLEY Empire Stadium, London WEST HAM Custom House Stadium, London WEYMOUTH Wessex Stadium WEYMOUTH Wessex Stadium (Behind original stadium around football practice pitch) WHITE CITY White City Stadium, London WHITLEY BAY Hillheads WIGAN Greyhound & Sports Stadium, Woodhouse Lane WIGAN Poolstock Stadium WIMBLEDON Wimbledon Stadium WIMBLEDON Wimbledon Stadium (New track built inside the original) WOLVERHAMPTON Monmore Green Stadium, Monmore Green WOMBWELL Ings Road Stadium, Low Valley WOMBWELL South Yorkshire Sports Stadium WORKINGTON Lonsdale Park WORKINGTON Derwent Park Stadium WORKINGTON Northside Arena YARMOUTH Yarmouth Stadium, Caister-on-Sea YORK There you go, maybe not all but pretty close 225 or more! Burnholme Estate, Heworth
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    SCB Today

    Helmet Colour change for the 2019 season. All British League fixtures will now include the Yellow Helmet Colour replacing the previous Yellow/Black. AND: The Speedway Control Bureau would like to make riders aware that from the 2020 season the FIM will make compulsory rev limiter for 500cc motorcycles.The official FIM ruling is as follows:REV LIMITERAll 250cc engines shall incorporate an ignition system with rev limiter. Such rev limiters must remain unmodified as delivered by the manufacturer, (including all modifications of the standard voltage).The rev limiter shall restrict the engine maximum rotational speed to 13,500 RPM. The rev limiter is also recommended for 500cc engines (mandatory as from 2020). It is recommended to use soft-cut rev limiters. The hard rev-limit must be set to 13,500 RPM. A soft limiter is recommended before the hard limiter.
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    Rev Limiters

    Beat ya to it......just posted under you SGB Today!
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    Once A Jolly Swagman

    I thought you had been to New Cross Bob.....it was a great little track, not up to FIM Standard speedway tracks these days but the racing was always close because of the size and to watch Peter Craven race round there was definitely memorable......Jack Young was also pretty damn good round there also. Shame they can't come up with a speedway movie depicting these days.
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    Once A Jolly Swagman

    .......since the credits at the end say Walthamstow Stadium have to believe its Walthamstow.
  20. Luke Becker and Austin Novratil Qualify.
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    World Championship Results

    OOPS forgot the link.... http://www.speedway.org/history/index.htm
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    World Championship Results

    Although now sadly, a defunct site its still live and may have some of what you require.
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    Allan Kidd

    Sad to report Allan Kidd died last night.....he had not been well for a while. Allan Kidd was born in London on June 25th 1929, He rode professionally in the UK for the Poole Pirates during his speedway career and was a one team man! He is one of the few riders to have ridden in all three divisions of the National League, and also the Provincial League . He also helped Poole to win the Third, Second, and Provincial League titles. and to this day they are the only club side to achieved this, and Allan, Ken Middleditch, and Tony Lewis are the only three riders to have won championship medals in all four leagues. A superb feat! He first rode at the High Beech and Rye House training schools in 1949. Allan rode in the second halves at Poole, before signing for the club and making his debut on 31 May 1950. He helped Poole finish runners-up in the Third Division 1951 Third Division Champions and the Festival of Britain Shield winners. 1952 Second Division Champions 1953 Second Division runners up. 1954 Second Division runners up 1955 Second Division Champions 1955 Allan was the first winner of the Johnny Thomson Memorial Trophy He retired from British speedway at the end of 1956, and moved to Canada at the beginning of 1957. In 1959 Allan was ranked Number One in Canadian speedway! Returned to England in 1960 to ride for Poole in the Provincial League. He was appointed club captain and helped the club to finish league runners - up. Allan starred in a television commercial that was shown nationwide in 1960 - 1961 for Players Weights cigarettes. It was in many of the national and local newspapers, and it also included a lady named Valerie, who was a fashion model for one of the big stores in Bournemouth. Allan and Valerie were married in 1955 and at the beginning of 1957 they emigrated to Canada He was also part of the team crowned 1961 Provincial League Champions. He was due to lead the Pirates again in 1962, but seriously injured his back while working for a local steel erecting company during the winter month and never rode again. Allan was a member of the Poole team that made a seven match tour of Sweden in 1953. and again in 1995 he was a member of the Poole team that made an eight match tour of Denmark and Sweden. During this time in the UK at Poole, he completed a respectable point compilation of 1416.5, 25th in all-time points standings!
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    Allan Kidd

    Hi Bob, I have the link here for his obituary.....looks like he lived in Cambridge..... https://necrocanada.com/deces-2018/allan-kidd-19292018/#.XAARdWhKjIU

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