Home

 News and Updates









































Future Policy


The Speedway Researcher magazine which can be viewed on the Speedway Researcher web site was set up by Graham Fraser and Jim Henry to promote research into the history of Speedway and Dirt Track Racing. It was intended to help those with an interest in any aspect of the sport and its history to make others aware of what their interests and to encourage others who had similar interests to work together. It provided a vehicle whereby researchers could advise others of what they were doing and make others aware of what they were looking for.


The magazine published articles on a wide range of topics related to speedway and dirt track racing.


The web site came along a good while after the magazine, the idea of the late Ron McNeil who gave us the idea of using this medium to provide a platform for sharing information about speedway meetings held in the UK from 1928 to date. At first the site was funded by income generated by the magazine but since the magazine closed down the funds have become nearly exhausted and it is now largely privately funded. The costs are dictated by the amount space taken to host the information and are currently not unreasonable. The next step up, is, however, a significant leap.  


Taking this into account the space available has to be prioritised. The first priority is to ensure the base source of information, meeting details, are fully provided for.


For the foregoing reasons we are going to decline to carry any additional items which are compilations of information drawn from our meeting details.  However, in a bid to facilitate networking we intend to continue for the time-being the Collectors Corner and add a “who is doing what” section which would provide details of topics which have / are being researched and by whom to facilitate the original intent of the Speedway Researcher i.e. networking.

November 29

No new files this time, but probably a record number of updates, with special thanks to Graham Gleave and Les Drury who continue to delve into the darkest corners of the pre-war newspaper archives.


Updates

1928 - Rochdale, Season Results

1929 - Birmingham Hall Green, Bristol, Cardiff, Crystal Palace, Lea Bridge, Liverpool, Manchester White City, Middlesbrough, Nottingham, Preston, Rochdale, Salford, Sheffield, White City (London), Wolverhampton, Season Results, Fixture List

1930 - Rochdale, Season Results

1931 - Audenshaw, Barrow, Belle Vue (S), Caerphilly, Crewe, Exeter, Greenford, Harringay, High Beech, Hull, York

1932 - Belle Vue, Crystal Palace, Lea Bridge, Preston, Sheffield

1933 - Crystal Palace, Lea Bridge, Nottingham, Plymouth, Sheffield, Wembley, West Ham, Wimbledon

1937 - New Cross

1938 - Hackney, New Cross, West Ham

1950 - Exeter, Tamworth

1953 - Rye House

1955 - California, Eastbourne

1956 - Ipswich

1959 - Eastbourne, Rye House

1970 - Newcastle

1978 - Cradley Heath

Indoor Speedway - Leicester Speedtrack 1973

December 6

I’ve decided that I’m going to try and update the site every Monday from now on to keep on top of the amount of files that are being submitted. The bottom of the team by team page looks a bit odd as, for some reason, the Wolverhampton button wasn’t working and it seems to be it’s position on the page that’s the cause. If there are further problems with the buttons at the bottom of the page, I’ll try to resolve it as soon as I can.

Updates

1928 - Rochdale, Season Results

1929 - Harringay, Newcastle, Southampton, Stamford Bridge, Stoke, Wombwell, Season Results

1930 - Rochdale, Season Results

1931 - Wombwell

1932 - Crystal Palace, Lea Bridge, Leeds, Norwich, Southampton, Stamford Bridge, Wembley, West Ham, Wimbledon

1934 - Lea Bridge

1938 - California

1939 - Southampton, Wembley

1948 - Bristol, Exeter

December 14


The intention to update every Monday didn’t get off to a good start, so apologies straight away for that. No excuses, just ran out of hours in the day. The main changes to the site at the moment are coming with a flood of new information into the 1929 season which you will see if you have a look at the updated files. There is an unbelievable amount of information on the site now for 1929 and massive thanks has to go to the intrepid duo of Les Drury and Graham Gleave, digging out the information from the darkest corners of the newspaper libraries.

Thanks go also to Alan Jones for his Leicester updates, Mick Huggett for the Wimbledon information and to Steve Wilkes and Gary Done who have added a couple of months to the 1982 season file.

Updates

1929 - Birmingham Hall Green, Crystal Palace, Lea Bridge, Leicester, Leicester Super, Newcastle Gosforth, Southampton, Stamford Bridge, Wembley, West Ham, White City (London), Season Results, Fixture List

1931 - High Beech, Season Results

1932 - Stamford Bridge, West Ham

1933 - Crystal Palace

1934 - Wembley, Wimbledon

1935 - Plymouth, Wimbledon

1936 - Wimbledon

1938 - Dagenham, Wimbledon

1948 - High Beech

1953 - Poole

1982 - Ellesmere Port, Season Results

December 20

Jim, Keith and I would like to wish all the site contributors and site users a very Happy Christmas. Things are a bit grim again but I really hope that everyone can spend some times with their loved ones and have decent festive period. Thanks today to Robert Browne for his new Wimbledon file and there are plenty more updates, especially for 1929.


New Files

1980 - Wimbledon


Updates

1929 - Bolton, Cardiff, Exeter, Harringay, Lea Bridge, Leicester, Leicester Super, Manchester White City, Pontypridd, Southampton, Stoke, West Ham, Wimbledon, Season Results, Fixture List

1935 - Luton

1948 - Poole, Wombwell

1949 - Harringay, Rye House

1960 - Bradford


December 27


An understandably quiet update this week with our contributors having a well earned Christmas break with just a handful of updates.

All the best for the New Year and lets hope for a better 2022.


Updates

1929 - Birmingham, Season Results

1930 - Belle Vue, Lea Bridge, Wembley, Season Results

1934 - Belle Vue

1938 - Wimbledon

1947 - Rye House

1949 - Rye House

January 3


Happy New Year. We have updates and new files from both ends of speedway history this week with Mark Aspinell putting in four new 2021 files. Thanks also to Richard Hodgson for the Bristol information.


New Files

2021 - Armadale, Edinburgh, Kent II, Leicester II


Updates

1929 - Birmingham Hall Green, Exeter, Greenford, Leicester, Leicester Super, Sheffield, Season Results

1949 - Rye House

1950 - Bristol

1958 - Norwich, Wimbledon