SP Case.JPG (5768 bytes) ST AUSTELL GULLS

This site is not an official website for the track shown here and is neither approved or endorsed by the speedway team.

SP Lees.JPG (24030 bytes)
Speedway has taken place at a couple of venues in the St Austell area of Cornwall since 1949. Initially it was staged at the Cornish Stadium, on Par Moor, with the first match taking place on 14th June 1949 being witnessed by a healthy crowd in excess of 12000.

The team competed in Open races, Training events and minor league events until the final year of League action at the Stadium in 1963.

 

SP Farndon.JPG (17647 bytes) SP Byers.JPG (21937 bytes)
STA1.JPG (19872 bytes) The team won the Knockout Cup in 1998 and 1999 and were League Champions in 1998. STA2.JPG (19855 bytes)
SP Chitty.JPG (21859 bytes) By 1997 the team had moved to Claycountry Moto Parc and took part in their first match on 3rd June of that year. The team took part in the Conference League in 1998 until 2000 and then joined the Premier League for the 2001-02 seasons. SP Pymar.JPG (26265 bytes)
STA3.JPG (19248 bytes) The track length at the Cornish Stadium was 360 yards, whilst at Claycountry Moto Parc it was 230 metres. STA4.JPG (28361 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 read more widely we recommend a visit to

http://astore.amazon.co.uk/wwwgreyhoundd-21   especially

St Austell Speedway: The Early Years (Paperback)

by Jeremy Jackson  ISBN-10: 0752437895

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STA5.JPG (26808 bytes) Throughout their history the team have been known as the Pixies, the Badgers, the Dragons, the Tigers and the Gulls. STA6.JPG (25236 bytes)

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 St Austell Gulls badges and artefacts for sale then email johnslusar@fsmail.net orjocksomerville@gmail.com

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