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 May, 2018

 
  • 16.05.2018. R.I.P. BERT BALL

    Bert Ball, the former Poole starting marshal and one of the men who was behind the birth of Poole Speedway has passed away.He was 101 years old. Bert was one […]

     
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  • 07 May 2018  PIRATES HIT ROCK BOTTOM

    07 May 2018 PIRATES HIT ROCK BOTTOM

    When Rye House beat Somerset earlier in the day the ‘Volvo Cars’ Poole Pirates plummeted to the bottom of the Premiership league table and so their Bank Holiday contest became […]

     
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  • 05th May 2018  FAR FROM EASY FOR PIRATES

    05th May 2018 FAR FROM EASY FOR PIRATES

    The Volvo Cars Poole Pirates will be aiming to turn around their disappointing start to the 2018 SGB Premiership campaign when they travel to champions Swindon tomorrow. The Pirates have […]

     
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  • 03rd MAY 2018      PIRATES IN THE DEEP

    03rd MAY 2018 PIRATES IN THE DEEP

    The ‘Volvo Cars’ Poole Pirates will have to dig as deep as the track conditions were at Somerset on Wednesday night, if they are to progress any further in the […]

     
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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.