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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  • 18 March 2018   GRAJCZONEK TO CAPTAIN PIRATES

    18 March 2018 GRAJCZONEK TO CAPTAIN PIRATES

    MATT Ford has handed Josh Grajczonek the Pirates captaincy, admitting his decision had been partly informed by superstition. Grajczonek overcame competition from Brady Kurtz, Linus Sundstrom and Chris Holder for […]

     
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  • 09 March 2018  ZAGAR ON THE LINE

    09 March 2018 ZAGAR ON THE LINE

    POOLE Speedway is delighted to confirm Grand Prix star Matej Zagar will line up at the club’s prestigious 70th anniversary meeting on March 23. The Slovenian racer will be joined […]

     
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  • 08 March 2018  BOOKIES MAKE PIRATES FAVOURITES

    08 March 2018 BOOKIES MAKE PIRATES FAVOURITES

    Pirates team boss Neil Middleditch insists Pirates can handle the pressure of being made the bookies’ favourites for SGB Premiership title glory. Poole were rated 7/2 favourites for play-off success […]

     
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  • 03 March 2018  SEVEN IS HEAVEN

    03 March 2018 SEVEN IS HEAVEN

    POOLE Pirates supporters have selected their all-time dream team to mark the club’s 70th anniversary. The Magnificent Seven polls, run as part of the Volvo Cars Poole Pirates’ platinum campaign, […]

     
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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.