Masarna

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MasarnaAvesta
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Club information
Track address Avesta Motorstadion
Avesta, Sweden
Country Sweden Sweden
Founded 1937
Closed 2008
Team manager Andreas Engh, Stefan Bäckström
Team captain Eric Andersson
Website Official website
Club facts
Colours Blue and yellow
Track size 315 metres
Track record time 57.0 seconds
Track record date 8 August 2006
Track record holder Leigh Adams
Major team honours
Elitserien Champions 2000

MasarnaAvesta is a defunct motorcycle speedway club from Avesta, Sweden. They were the Swedish Elite League champions in 2000 and 2004.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1937 as the Folkare Motorklubb but their first track was not built until 1948. Masarna joined the Swedish second division in 1958 and remained there until gaining promotion to the Elitserien in 1999. They won their first Elitserien championship in 2000 and their second in 2004. Masarna were relegated in 2008 to the Allsvenskan after finishing bottom of the Elitserien table although they had already announced their intention to drop a division for the 2009 season.[1][2] Since relegation, Masarna have been declared bankrupt with debts of 1.5 million SEK (GBP£120,000).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History" (in Swedish). MasarnaAvesta. 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-15. 
  2. ^ "Elite League review". Benfield Sports International (BSI). 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-15. 
  3. ^ "Adams joins champions". Benfield Sports International. 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-08.