The History of Poole Speedway

The story of dirt track racing at the Wimborne Road raceway from its inauguration to the present day.


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Archive for December, 2017

  • 15 December 2017 TWO POLES FOR THE PIRATES

    THE Volvo Cars Poole Pirates have made a double swoop for Polish stars Kacper Woryna and Mateusz Szczepaniak. The duo will line up alongside Australian pair Josh Grajczonek and Brady […]


    The Volvo Cars Poole Pirates have doubled the club’s Aussie contingent for 2018 after confirming the signing of Josh Grajczonek. Grajczonek, who starred for the Pirates in the Elite League […]

  • 01 December 2017 BRADY KURTZ RETAINED FOR 2018

    AUSSIE young gun Brady Kurtz is returning to the Pirates line-up for a third successive season. The 21-year-old from New South Wales becomes the Poole Volvo Cars’ first confirmed signing […]


RONNIE GENZ – Pirate of the Past

West Ham-born Ronnie had three successful years as a Pirate while he was at the height of his powers. Allocated to Poole by the Rider Control Board on the formation of the British League in 1965, he quickly showed his liking for the Wimborne Road circuit by marking his home debut with a four-ride full maximum against Exeter in the Easter Trophy. He followed that up by repeating the feat in his first home league match, and dropped only two points in the first six league encounters at Poole. Usually at the head of the score chart in away meetings too, his form was rewarded in May when he was selected to captain the England team against Scotland in Edinburgh. Enjoying one of the best years of his career, Genz finished with an average of 9.45, and was the first Pirate to appear in the British Final while also representing the club in the first ever British League Riders championship. He spent two more seasons in the Pirates colours before rejoining Oxford, scoring 950 league and cup points at an average of 8.75..