Jancarz rode in the UK for the Wimbledon Dons between 1977–1982 and in Poland for Stal Gorzów. He participated in ten Speedway World Championship finals, his highest placing being in his first final when he finished on the rostrum in third place after a run-off with Russian rider Gennady Kurilenko. He was also a member of the Polish World Team Cup winning team of 1969. He won the prestigious Embassy Internationale, at Wimbledon in 1977. After his riding career ended he was a speedway coach. He was trainer in Stal Gorzów, KKŻ Krosno and Polish Nationality Speedway Team.
World Final Appearances
- 1968 - Gothenburg, Ullevi - 3rd - 11pts + 3pts
- 1969 - London, Wembley Stadium - 6th - 9pts
- 1973 - Chorzów, Silesian Stadium - 11th - 6pts
- 1974 - Gothenburg, Ullevi - Reserve - 1pt
- 1975 - London, Wembley Stadium - 12th - 4pts
- 1976 - Chorzów, Silesian Stadium - 12th - 5pts
- 1977 - Gothenburg, Ullevi - 14th - 4pts
- 1979 - Chorzów, Silesian Stadium - 9th - 7pts
- 1981 - London, Wembley Stadium - 12th - 5pts
- 1982 - Los Angeles, Memorial Coliseum - 10th - 7pts
On January 11, 1992 Jancarz was murdered by his wife. Since then the Edward Jancarz Memorial has been a semi-annual meeting at the speedway that carries his name, the Edward Jancarz Stadium in Gorzów Wielkopolski. To date, 2010 World Champion Tomasz Gollob is the only Polish rider to win the memorial, having done so in 1998 and 1999
Edward Jancarz was the first speedway rider in the World to have a monument dedicated to them. The Monument of Edward Jancarz was built in 2005 and is in the city centre of Gorzów Wielkopolski.
- Bamford, R. & Shailes, G. (2002). A History of the World Speedway Championship. Stroud: Tempus Publishing. ISBN 0-7524-2402-5
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