Week Ending November 8

A REVOLUTIONARY contract was signed at King’s Lynn between the Stars’ promotion and 16 year-old Michael Lee. The deal would last for ten years after the brilliant youngster pledged himself to a long-term future with the Norfolk side.

Saddlebow Road General Manager Martin Rogers told Speedway Star, ‘As long as Rider Control continues in its present form, it is an annual lottery. There is no way that we can allow a situation which could mean the forcible removal of any of our home-bred riders. We intend to follow up this deal with Michael by entering into long-term and legally binding agreements with several of our riders.’

FOLLOWING a Daily Mirror story about Rye House supporter Sue Wildman, who had been pictured with Hackney’s Polish star Zenon Plech under the caption, ‘I want to ride a speedway machine,’ Len Silver gave Sue the opportunity during the interval of a recent Hawks v Wimbledon London Cup match. The result was that Silver’s office was inundated with calls from other young women, all wanting to be speedway riders. ‘I’m not kidding,’ said the Hackney boss, ‘we really are considering making available a special training session just for the ladies.

SWINDON’s Geoff Bouchard would long remember his visit to Belle Vue to watch his skipper Martin Ashby taking part in the British League Riders’ Championship. When Bouchard returned to the car park after the meeting, it was to discover that his Austin 1800 had been stolen. The vehicle was found two days later in Stockport with only 30 extra miles on the clock. Police suspected that someone had missed their bus and decided to travel home in style.

On the Speedway Star cover this week:

FRONT: The Australia side which had competed in the Daily Mirror tournament earlier in the year

BACK: Mildenhall’s Kevin Jolly

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ANGUS KIX’s Glamour League, an outdated anachronism even in 1975, was in full swing in its usual spot on the last page of the Star. For some reason, men submitted photos of their wives and girlfriends to be ‘reviewed’ by Mr Kix and then graded as 5-pointers, 3-pointers or 1-pointers. One wonders how many partnerships were ended as a result of Angus’s judgements. For statisticians, Hackney were the current league leaders with 9 points, followed by Hull, Poole, Wimbledon, Belle Vue and Halifax. It’s interesting to note that, in filling in the entry coupon, readers are encouraged to ‘Use block letters.’ The instruction goes on - as if we needed to be told - ‘Angus doesn’t read too well.’