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 […]

     
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  • 6th December 2017 AUSSIE CONTINGENT DOUBLED

    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 […]

     
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  • 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 […]

     
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GRZEGORZ WALASEK – Pirate of the Past

Polish international star who joined Poole a few weeks from the end of the 2000 season and did enough to earn a recall for the following year. A stylish racer, he proved an enigma, starting his second term with a bang, then quickly losing his form before turning his season around with a series of good scores during the summer. Finished the season on a high, helping the Pirates to win the BSPA Craven Shield and finish Elite League runners-up. His 2002 season was wrecked by injury, sustaining a broken ankle in April which sidelined him until the end of May. Showed he was still capable of scoring big points on his track comeback, but then suffered a career threatening thigh injury which brought his season to an early end. By now a seasoned star of the Grand Prix series and a member of Poland’s 2005 World Cup winning squad, Greg was back in the Poole colours for 2006 and enjoyed an injury free campaign, improving his league average by over a point and a half. He finished the year in some style helping the Pirates to win a third BSPA Craven Shield. Sadly this was to be his last season in this country, preferring just to race in Sweden and Poland, which was a great loss to both Poole and his many fans.