1996 Speedway Conference League

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Competition Conference League
Season 1996
No. of competitors 13
Champion Linlithgow Lightning

The 1996 season of the Conference League, the third tier of British speedway, was the first to promoted under that name, and was an entirely amateur competition contested by thirteen teams. The league expanded from the eight that had begun the previous season's British Academy League - Berwick, Buxton, Devon, Linlithgow, Mildenhall, and Sittingbourne all returned from 1995, and were joined by Arena Essex, Eastbourne, Owlerton, Peterborough, Reading, Ryde, and Swindon. Stoke and Cleveland did not return from 1995.

As not all fixtures were able to be run, the champions were decided by a percentage of total points available. Linlithgow Lightning topped the table to become champions.

1996 Teams[edit]

Final table[edit]

Team PL W D L Pts %
Linlithgow 23 18 0 5 36 78
Devon 11 7 1 3 15 68
Berwick 12 8 0 4 16 66
Ryde 19 12 1 6 25 65
Swindon 12 7 0 5 14 58
Arena Essex 27 14 1 12 29 53
Mildenhall 19 10 0 9 20 52
Buxton 21 10 2 9 22 52
Peterborough 13 5 1 7 11 42
Owlerton 12 5 0 7 10 41
Reading 13 5 0 8 10 38
Eastbourne 16 1 2 13 4 12
Sittingbourne 18 1 2 15 4 11

PL = Matches; W = Wins; D = Draws; L = Losses; Pts = Match Points; % = Win Rate

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Total points scored, plus bonus points, divided by total number of races, multiplied by 4