2009 Speedway Elite League

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Sky Sports Elite League
Season 2009
Champions Wolverhampton Wolves
Knockout Cup Lakeside Hammers
Pairs Championship Poole Pirates
Elite Shield Eastbourne Eagles
Elite League Riders Championship Australia Leigh Adams
Highest average Sweden Freddie Lindgren
(10.43)
← Previous season
2008
Next season →
2010

The 2009 Elite League (also known as the Sky Sports Elite League for sponsorship reasons) is the 13th since its establishment in 1997. The first fixtures of the season took place on 30 March and the season ended on 12 October. The Poole Pirates were the defending champions from 2008.

League table[edit]

Pos Club M Home Away F A +/- Pts
3W 2W D L 4W 3W D 1L L
1 Swindon Robins 32 15 0 0 1 5 3 0 5 3 1602 1331 79
2 Wolverhampton Wolves 32 15 1 0 0 4 2 1 4 5 1580 1361 75
3 Lakeside Hammers 32 9 4 2 1 2 1 1 4 9 1511 1437 54
4 Coventry Bees 32 7 5 2 2 2 2 1 3 8 1451 1456 52
5 Peterborough Panthers 32 10 4 0 2 0 2 0 3 11 1463 1484 47
6 Ipswich Witches 32 9 3 0 4 1 0 1 2 12 1431 1498 41
7 Eastbourne Eagles 32 9 0 1 6 0 1 2 1 12 1393 1527 36
8 Poole Pirates 32 5 3 2 6 1 0 1 3 11 1391 1526 32
9 Belle Vue Aces 32 4 6 0 6 1 1 0 1 13 1373 1575 32
Key:
Championship play-offs
Relegation play-offs

Home: 3W = Home win by 7 points or more; 2W = Home win by between 1 and 6 points
Away: 4W = Away win by 7 points or more; 3W = Away win by between 1 and 6 points; 1L = Away loss by 6 points or less
M = Meetings; D = Draws; L = Losses; F = Race points for; A = Race points against; +/- = Race points difference; Pts = Total Points

Championship play-offs[edit]

Semi-finals[edit]

Leg 1[edit]

Leg 2[edit]

28 September 2009
Swindon Robins 47 (100) - (88) 43 Coventry Bees
Matej Zagar 12 Chris Harris 14

Grand final[edit]

First leg[edit]

1 Sweden Freddie Lindgren 3, 3, 2', 3, 3 14+1
2 Denmark Nicolai Klindt 1, 1, 0, 3 5
3 Poland Adam Skornicki 3, 3, 1', 3 10+1
4 United Kingdom Tai Woffinden F, 2', 2, 3 7+1
5 Sweden Peter Karlsson 2, 3, 3, 2', 0 10+1
6 United States Chris Kerr 3, 0, 0 3
7 Australia Ty Proctor 1, F, 1, 2', 1 5+1
Manager: Peter Adams
1 Australia Leigh Adams 2, 1, 2, 1, 2 8
2 United States Ryan Fisher 0, 0, 3, 1' 4+1
3 Australia Travis McGowan 1', 1', 0, 0 2+2
4 United Kingdom Simon Stead 2, 2, 1, 4^ 9
5 Slovenia Matej Zagar 3, 2, 3, 0^, 1' 9+1
6 United Kingdom Paul Hurry 0, 0, 0 0
7 Denmark Morten Risager 2, 1, 2', 1, 0 6+1
Manager: Alun Rossiter

Second leg[edit]

12 October 2009
19.30
Swindon Robins 52 (90) - (95) 41 Wolverhampton Wolves
Leigh Adams 12+1
Matej Zagar 12+1
Freddie Lindgren 16+1
1 Australia Leigh Adams 2, 3, 3, 2, 2' 12+1
3 Australia Travis McGowan 1', 1, 3, 2' 7+2
2 United States Ryan Fisher 2, 0, 1', 2 5+1
4 United Kingdom Simon Stead 0, 3, 2, 2 7
5 Slovenia Matej Zagar 3, 2, 3, 1', 3 12+1
6 Australia Cory Gathercole 1, 0, 1 2
7 Denmark Morten Risager 3, 0, 2', 1', 1' 7+3
Manager: Alun Rossiter
1 Sweden Freddie Lindgren 3, 2, 2, 3, 0 10
2 Denmark Nicolai Klindt 0, 1', 0, 0 1+1
3 Poland Adam Skornicki 1, 1, 1, 6^ 9
4 United Kingdom Tai Woffinden 3, 3, 0, 3, 1 10
5 Sweden Peter Karlsson 2, 2, 3, 0 7
6 United States Chris Kerr 0, 0, 0 0
7 Australia Ty Proctor 2, 1', 1, 0, 0 4+1

Wolverhampton were declared Elite League Champions, on Aggregate 95-90.

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