SP Case.JPG (5768 bytes) BRAFIELD FLYING FOXES

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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Brafield Sports Stadium was situated in Brafield near the town of Northampton and witnessed its first speedway in 1949. Although plans had been afoot for some time, the first recorded meeting took place on 10th September 1949.
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Braf67.JPG (14061 bytes) The Stadium was used as a training ground for a good proportion of its history, initially in 1951. Braf67a.JPG (24087 bytes)
SP Dallison.JPG (24606 bytes) By 1953 the team took part in Open racing and did have a stint in the Southern Area League from 1954 to 55. The team did suffer from poor support although they had 3 separate bouts of racing in the early 50's, mid 50's and mid-60's.

 

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Track lengths for the team have varied between 335 yards in the 60's up to 430 yards in the mid-50's.
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

Throughout their history the team has been known as the Fling Foxes and the Badgers.

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 Skinners excellent website on Defunct Speedway tracks, with a link given below.
http://www.defunctspeedway.co.uk/Brafield.htm

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

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