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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.|
|The club enjoyed a period of Open racing during the 1928 season and entered the English Dirt Track League in 1929.|
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.
|The team only fulfilled 4 of their League fixtures and resigned from the League in 1929.|
|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
Complete History of the British
by Peter Oakes ISBN-10: 0948882077
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.
For all Speedway enthusiasts, John Somerville’s website should always be your first port of call:-https://www.skidmarks1928.com/v/photos/john-somerville-collection