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22 minutes ago, Blupanther said:

Who was there ? 

 

I  was!

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I was only few months old so I dont think so but may have been

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1 hour ago, Blupanther said:

Who was there ? 

 

Just  realised that the info here is wrong - JL wasn't in heat 1 that day, that's heat 3, which Thomas won.

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28 minutes ago, Shrub said:

Just  realised that the info here is wrong - JL wasn't in heat 1 that day, that's heat 3, which Thomas won.

Correct, Billy won heat one...

Ht 01: Sanders, Jansson, Davey, Ethridge (f), Levai (ex tapes), Sage (ex tapes)

Ht 02: Sanders, Wright, Reeves, Davey (ex tapes)

Ht 03: Thomas, Louis, Bellham, Kennett

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2 minutes ago, Blupanther said:

Correct, Billy won heat one...

Ht 01: Sanders, Jansson, Davey, Ethridge (f), Levai (ex tapes), Sage (ex tapes)

Ht 02: Sanders, Wright, Reeves, Davey (ex tapes)

Ht 03: Thomas, Louis, Bellham, Kennett

Best not to go over the events of heat 4....

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21 minutes ago, Shrub said:

Best not to go over the events of heat 4....

That's why i stopped  :neutral:

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2 minutes ago, Blupanther said:

That's why i stopped  :neutral:

Now you have us all in suspense over what happened in heat four!

 

How about the polite and impartial version, if such a thing ever exists in sport.

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16 minutes ago, Chris116 said:

Now you have us all in suspense over what happened in heat four!

 

How about the polite and impartial version, if such a thing ever exists in sport.

Heat 4 was Tony Davey's freak accident, a 'routine' coming together on the first bend with Hackney's Roger Wright, Shrimp's hand got caught in his back wheel and lost half his fingers and thumb. Who knows how good Shrimp would have been without this accident?

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27 minutes ago, Chris116 said:

Now you have us all in suspense over what happened in heat four!

 

How about the polite and impartial version, if such a thing ever exists in sport.

Shrub explained it perfectly, it soured the day to be honest after we found out the extent of Shrimps injury ...

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12 minutes ago, Shrub said:

Heat 4 was Tony Davey's freak accident, a 'routine' coming together on the first bend with Hackney's Roger Wright, Shrimp's hand got caught in his back wheel and lost half his fingers and thumb. Who knows how good Shrimp would have been without this accident?

Thank you for that information. Very sad whenever a rider get hurt.

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Good grief, I was there, it was my first ever meeting. I didn't realise till the events of heat 4 were mentioned. Specific details are very vague when you are 11 years old but Shrimps accident brought it all back. 

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I was there with my dad.

Although I was young, I do have a vague recollection of the Davey incident.

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It just shows sadly how Speedway has fallen in popularity over the years, those were definitely 'the good old days' to quote a much used expression. 

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