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It will be no surprise to anyone that my favourite Speedway would be at the Boldon Stadium watching Sunderland Speedway 1964, 1971 to 1974 (inc.):

 

TRACK Sunderland : Boldon Stadium.

 

CAPTAIN: Russ Dent.

 

OTHER RIDERS WHO HAD TO BE IN THE TEAM: Graeme Smith, Jack Millen, Jim Wells, George Barclay, John Goodall, Peter Wrathall.

 

PROMOTER: Len Silver.

 

TEAM MANAGER: Colin Armitstead.

 

ANNOUNCER: Barry Wallace.

 

RACE NIGHT: Sunday, 3.00PM.

 

MARCH OUT MUSIC: Entry of the Gladiators.

 

 

 

It was good in 1964 too:

 

CAPTAIN: Ken Sharples.

 

OTHER RIDERS WHO HAD TO BE IN THE TEAM: Gordon Guasco, Jim Airey, Vic Ridgeon, Colin McKee, Maury McDermott, Dave Collins.

 

Ahhhhh Happy Days and Memories.

 

SPEEDWAY!! - you just CAN'T beat that!!!!

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Year 1978, on the bikes of that time.

 

TRACK Somerset / Cradley

 

CAPTAIN: Phil Crump

 

OTHER RIDERS WHO HAD TO BE IN THE TEAM: Jason Crump, Steve Gresham, Andrew Silver, Kenny Carter, Kelly Moran, Roman Matousek. No 8 Peter Nahlin.

 

PROMOTER: Len Silver.

 

TEAM MANAGER: Me :-)

 

ANNOUNCER: Dick Barrie

 

RACE NIGHT: Friday 7.30

 

MARCH OUT MUSIC: Star Wars Theme Music.

 

13 Heats...proper second Half, then Golden Helmet. Rules from 1978.

 

Cheese and Onion crusty rolls, Cider and methanol fumes...Chippy on the way home with my Dad...Perfect.

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