SP Case.JPG (5768 bytes) SKEGNESS BRAVES

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 has taken place in Skegness since 1997, the venue being the Skegness Stadium on Marsh Lane. The first match was held on 13th April 1997 and resulted in a win for Brent Werner. The club struggled financially and were not particularly well supported by the local crowd.
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Skeg1.JPG (24839 bytes) A team took part in the Premier League in 1997 and, by 1998, they had joined the Conference League. Skeg2.JPG (26223 bytes)
SP Chitty.JPG (21859 bytes) Although they did enter the Conference League in their second season, they lost their first match against Mildenhall 48-40 and once again struggled. They finally pulled down the shutters on 7th June 1998. SP Pymar.JPG (26265 bytes)
Skeg3.JPG (21451 bytes) The track length is 300 metres. Skeg4.JPG (20357 bytes)
SP Sharp.JPG (26500 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 undertake further research we can recommend a visit to

www.speedwayplus.com/neg_skegness.shtml

and 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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Skeg5.JPG (21582 bytes) Throughout their brief history the team has been known as the Braves.

 

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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/

If you have rare Skegness Braves badges and artefacts for sale then email johnslusar@fsmail.net orjocksomerville@gmail.com