Week Ending December 13

THE SPEEDWAY ASHES were secured by a rampant England team who trounced their Australian hosts once again in the fourth Test Match at Sydney. This time, England’s top scorer was the flying Doug Wyer who posted a flawless 18-point maximum. The Third Test, staged the previous night at Newcastle, had produced another England win but Australia had put up their best performance of the series, losing by 32-46.

A SPEEDWAY MUSEUM looked to be on the cards when plans were announced to use space at ‘a well-known location in the Greater London area’ where the display would be on show to the public seven days a week. ‘It is anticipated,’ said the Speedway Star, ‘that the display will extend back to 1928 when dirt track racing, as it was then called, became an overnight sensation. It will be built around a collection of old dirt track machines, helmets, programmes and other relics closely associated with the sport.’

A PETITION bearing 3,000 signatures had been handed in to Barrow Borough Council asking it to do ‘anything and everything in its power to assist in the re-introduction of speedway racing’ to the town. The petition had been organized by Tom Ashley, Honorary Secretary of the Barrow Speedway Supporters’ Club and George Waring, Chairman of the newly-formed Barrow Speedway Action Group. The Council was currently considering an application from local plant hire contractor Cliff Hindle for permission to lay a new speedway and athletics track on his own land at Marten, near Dalton, although a return to Holker Street had not altogether been ruled out.

On the Speedway Star cover this week:

FRONT: Phil Herne leads Newport team-mate Reidar Eide

BACK: Workington Comets’ duo Lou Sansom and Robbie Gardner

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