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This site is not an official website for the track shown here and is neither approved or endorsed by the speedway team.

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The York team raced at Burnholme Estate on Beck Lane in Heworth on the outskirts of York. Their inaugural meeting took place on 25th October 1930 but was only a demonstration event. The team continued to offer Demonstration events in 1930 and Open racing in 1931. The final race took place on 12th August 1931.
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  The York speedway team raced at York Stadium on Pool Lane in the village of Green Hamerton. It held its first meeting on 14th September 1980. It only operated at the venue for a short period, holding its final meeting on 19th July 1982.
SP Key.JPG (26705 bytes) This section gives a comprehensive picture of the badges produced for the team throughout the ages, but only provides the briefest of glimpses of its history. For those wishing to read more widely we recommend a visit to

http://astore.amazon.co.uk/wwwgreyhoundd-21   especially

Complete History of the British League: Speedway

by Peter Oakes  ISBN-10: 0948882077

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FACT

The racing circuit was 442 yards in length.

More detailed information is available from "Homes of British Speedway' by Robert Bamford & John Jarvis

A further great source of information is provided on John Skinner's excellent website on Defunct Speedway tracks, with a link given below.
http://www.defunctspeedway.co.uk/

If you have rare York badges or artefacts for sale then email johnslusar@fsmail.net orjocksomerville@gmail.com

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