SP Case.JPG (5768 bytes) BOSTON BARRACUDAS

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 came the Boston area relatively late, not arriving until 1970. That first meeting was hled at the Boston Sports Stadium on 16th August of that year and they enjoyed a success against the Peterborough Panthers by 49-29. Throughout that year and the next 4 the team were members of the second tier of the British League. They then spent almost 12 years in the National League before holding their final meet on 1st August 1987.
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Bost72.JPG (15495 bytes) The team did enjoy successes in their history, winning the Knockout Cup in 1973 and gaining the League Championship in that same year. Bost78.JPG (19819 bytes)
SP Dallison.JPG (24606 bytes) Whilst speedway did not arrive at the stadium until 1970, the stadium had been used for greyhounds for the previous 6 years, holding their first meeting on 1st June 1964.

 

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Bost74.JPG (25262 bytes) The team have always been known as the Barracudas throughout their history. Bost75.JPG (17540 bytes)
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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Bost73.JPG (29916 bytes) To view a complete collection of badges choose the relevant link below:

1970-2000

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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/Boston.htm

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