Arthur Payne (speedway rider)
|Date of birth||28 August 1923|
|Place of birth||Sydney, New South Wales|
|Current club information|
|Anniversary Cup (Div 2) winner
National Trophy (Div 2) winner
Payne arrived in the UK in 1947 and signed up with the Tamworth Hounds in the National League Division Three. After scoring almost three hundred points for the Hounds, he was transferred to the Birmingham Brummies for £500, a record fee for a third division rider at that time.
Payne struck up an excellent partnership with Brummies captain Stan Dell and the Brummies were promoted from National League Division Two at then end of the 1948 season. In 1949, with the Brummies in National League Division One, Payne had ridden in all three divisions within the first three years of his career.
It was with the Brummies his career flourished, reaching the World Final three times in four years, finishing fifth in his second appearance.
World final appearances
- 1950 - London, Wembley Stadium - 16th - 0pts
- 1952 - London, Wembley Stadium - 5th - 9pts
- 1953 - London, Wembley Stadium - Res - Did Not Ride
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