Week Ending January 4
BRITISH hopes of retaining the speedway ashes ended in an eventful Heat 17 of the fifth Test at Liverpool on Boxing Day. Trailing 3-
THE 1975 round of the Barry Briggs/Ivan Mauger inspired World Champions series gets underway at Christchurch, New Zealand, on Saturday, wrote Peter Oakes. A great deal of preparation has gone on to ensure that this year’s meetings carry on the fine traditions established in 1974 but it is fair to say that the series as a whole has a long way to go before reaching the dimensions envisaged by Briggs and Mauger.
It is not necessary to retrace the history of the series through its embryo stage; suffice to say that from the outset, Barry and Ivan have seen it as an annual, worldwide competition -
THE much talked about Weslake speedway engine made its first public appearance on a British track at Hackney and the general consensus of opinion of both interested parties and neutral observers was ‘vastly impressive’.
While it is too early to start talking about a speedway revolution, wrote the Star’s correspondent, it is fair to say that on the evidence of these trials, the new engine lives up to all the manufacturer’s claims.
Acting as ‘test pilot’ for the day was Ipswich and England star John Louis who fitted the four-
On the Speedway Star cover this week:
FRONT: Dave Jessup, Martin Ashby and Terry Betts
BACK: Stoke’s Bryan Woodward
Speedway Headlines 1975