Larry Ross

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Larry Ross
Personal information
Nationality  New Zealand
Date of birth (1954-06-15) June 15, 1954 (age 60)
Place of birth    Christchurch, New Zealand
Current club information
Career status Retired
Career history
Wimbledon Dons
Belle Vue Aces
Halifax Dukes
Bradford Dukes
1975-1980
1981-1984
1985
1986
Individual honours
London Riders' Champion
New Zealand Champion

New Zealand Long Track Champion
1977, 1979
1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980,
1985, 1988, 1989, 1990
2006
Team honours
World Team Cup 1979

Larry Ross (born 15 June 1954) in Christchurch, New Zealand,[1] is a former speedway rider who rode with the Wimbledon Dons, Belle Vue Aces, Halifax Dukes and the Bradford Dukes in the British League.

Career summary[edit]

Ross began riding at the Ruapuna track in Christchurch in 1972. He moved to England in 1975 and joined the Wimbledon Dons. He won the London Riders' Championship twice. In 1979 he was a member of the New Zealand team which won the World Team Cup. He was also a non-riding reserve for the 1979 World Final (won for a record 6th time by fellow Kiwi rider Ivan Mauger).

In 1980 he was third in the British League Riders' Championship and the following year he rode in the World Championship final at Wembley. From 1977 to 1986 he rode in eight finals of the World Pairs Championship with Ivan Mauger and Mitch Shirra. Riding with Mauger he was runnerup in 1978 and in 1981.

During his long career, Larry Ross won the New Zealand Championship a record nine times.[2] In 2006 he came out of retirement to win the New Zealand long track championship.

World Final Appearances[edit]

Individual World Championship[edit]

World Pairs Championship[edit]

World Team Cup[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oakes, P & Rising, P (1986). 1986 Speedway Yearbook. ISBN 0-948882-00-X
  2. ^ "NZ championship results". Taranaki Historic Speedway Association. Retrieved 2008-03-05. 
  3. ^ Bamford, R. & Shailes, G. (2002). A History of the World Speedway Championship. Stroud: Tempus Publishing. ISBN 0-7524-2402-5

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