In the early 1950s Bruce Semmens rode for Ashfield (Glasgow) for three seasons, but I don't know if he still resided in Cornwall at the time. He was a qualified pilot and used to fly to some speedway and grass track meetings from wherever he was based.
From the San Pedro News Pilot:
McKinney Again Winner of Motorcycle Feature
Los Angeles, June 15, 1935
"Byrd McKinney, Pasadena rider, walked off with his second consecutive victory in a week here last night when he won the feature scratch event in motorcycle race in 1 minute, 8.6 seconds. Clocked in behind him, in the order named, were Earl Farrand, Glendale, Cordy Milne, Pasadena, and 'Peewee' Cullum, Los Angeles."
If it was me, I'd get Mr Cummings in to show us how and when it's safe to start speedway again.......................................................................................then do the opposite.
Maybe the strong threat to take a certain person to court in what would mean very bad publicity to the wider world made the BSPA act accordingly!!
Poole and Coventry fans will never agree on the issue - one can only look back and see the facts as published.
You're 'avin a larf, mate! I don't think there has EVER been anything "official" as far as results and scores in American speedway, except in the short-lived league racing. The formats for domestic meetings are basically just a series of qualifying races with riders advancing according to position, and nobody is interested in keeping scores...
A few years ago, they had a meeting in Springfield, Illinois, which was actually run (under the jurisdiction of the AMA) as a qualifier for the US National Championship. It was a standard 20-heat, 16-rider format. I think I was the only person in the entire place with any kind of scorecard (I printed my own). Seriously.
People were whining because they had no idea what was going on, and wondered why a rider with three last places was still riding? They have no concept of anything other than a win-and-advance system, and certainly no inclination to keep any kind of scores.
Results are just listed as "Scratch Main" and "Handicap Main", and nothing that happens before the finals is considered worthy of record-keeping.