SP Case.JPG (5768 bytes) BOLTON SPEEDWAY

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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Speedway racing is known to have taken place in the Bolton area at Raikes Park since 1928. That first meeting is recorded as having taken place on 20th August 1928 and a crowd in excess of 6000 attended.
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Bolton29.JPG (11137 bytes) The club enjoyed a period of Open racing during the 1928 season and entered the English Dirt Track League in 1929.
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As is customary, speedway racing tends to go hand in hand with greyhound racing. The first greyhound meeting was staged at Raikes Park on 10th December 1927 and was to last there for a further 69 years.

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Bolton29a.JPG (23023 bytes) The team only fulfilled 4 of their League fixtures and resigned from the League in 1929.
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

Bolton have a 100% record in Dirt Track racing, winning their one and only fixture against Preston 36-24.

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/Bolton.htm

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