Week Ending May 31

The World Championship qualifying rounds had thrown up some upsets with Polish star Zenon Plech and Soviet maestro Grigori Chlinovski both going out in a meeting at Krumbach in West Germany. The winner at Krumbach was Czechoslovakia’s Jan Hadek with 14 points while victors at the other continental rounds were: Krsko (Yogoslavia): Henrich Gluchlich, Poland, 14; Miskolc (Hungary): Edward Jancarz, Poland, 14; Ostrava (Czechoslovakia): Jiri Stancl, Czechoslovakia, 15 points.

Wimbledon’s Tommy Jansson led a wave of British-based Swedes into the Nordic Final of the World Championship at Skien, Norway, after winning the Swedish Final in Norrkoping with 14 points. Tommy finished with 14 points alongside Anders Michanek but as Tommy had beaten Mich during the meeting, he was declared the winner.

Stoke made the news after turning down a bid by Gulf League Coventry for stylish Alan Molyneux. The offer was a straight £1,200 or £900 plus £200 for every point Molyneux averaged above four, up to a maximum of £1,800. Stoke boss Harry Bastable said, ‘… if Alan feels that by next season he is ready to step up (to the First Division), the decision will be left to him. But not this year.’

The European News Desk gave a review of the Polish league. Stal Gorzov shared top points at that point with Wlokniarz, ahead of Sparta, Wroclaw. The picture shows the Stal team. The three riders nearest the camera are, from left to right, Edward Jancarz, Jerzy Padweski and Zenon Plech. In the individual Golden Helmet standings, top of the table was stal’s Edward Jancarz.

On the Speedway Star cover this week:

FRONT: Belle Vue’s smiling Swede Sören Sjösten

BACK: Chris Pusey and Paul Gachet battle it out

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