SP Case.JPG (5768 bytes) CASTLEFORD KINGS

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 enjoyed a short burst of life in Castleford, West Yorkshire in the late seventies. It took place at the Whitwood Stadium and the first meeting was held on 12th June 1979 although there had been demonstration races the previous year.
SP Kilmister.JPG (22032 bytes) SP Byers.JPG (21937 bytes)
Cast79.JPG (18756 bytes) The team took part in just two seasons of Open Racing before closing on 24th June 1980. Cast80.JPG (19919 bytes)
SP Dallison.JPG (24606 bytes) As is usual, the Stadium had been built for greyhound racing and staged its first meeting as early as 1938. Indeed, the sport was to last for a further 63 years before holding its final meeting in January 2001. SP D Case.JPG (24416 bytes)
Cast79a.JPG (44163 bytes) The track length was 202 yards. Cast79b.JPG (43385 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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Cast80a.JPG (44680 bytes) FACT

Throughout their all too brief history the team were known as the Kings.

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

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

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