Plymouth Devils

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Plymouth Devils
Club information
Track address St Boniface Arena
Coypool Road
Plymouth
PL7 4NW
Country England
Founded 1932, 2006
Closed 1970
Team captain Cory Gathercole
League Premier League
Website www.plymouthdevils.co
Club facts
Colours Yellow with Red Devil
Track size 216 metres (1st lap is 221 metres
as the start line is 5 metres back)
Track record time 49.50
Track record date 14th May 2011
Track record holder Ben Barker
Current team
Rider CMA
United Kingdom Ben Barker 9.44
Czech Republic Zdenek Simota 7.40
Denmark Rasmus Jensen 7.00
United Kingdom Kyle Newman 5.32
Hungary Roland Benko 5.00
Finland Kalle Katajisto 4.93
United Kingdom Ben Reade 3.00
Total 42.09
Major team honours
National Trophy Winners 1952

The Plymouth Devils are a speedway team in the British Premier League. The club was re-formed after a gap of thirty-six years in 2006 by former St Austell Gulls rider Mike Bowden.[1]

Temporary planning permission was awarded for a new speedway track in 2006,[2] but in August 2007 the club was granted full planning permission.[3]

Plymouth's original home was Pennycross Stadium. This stadium was used in the pre-World War II era and re-opened in 1947 when the Devils raced in the National League Division Three. Apart from short spells in the Second Division the team operated at this level until 1954. The track re-opened for a couple of years in the Provincial League 1961 (as the Plymouth Bulldogs) and 1962. It re-opened 1968 and had spells in the British League Division Two.

2013 Team[edit]

Previous riders in 2013

2010 Team[edit]

Previous Riders In 2010

2009 Team[edit]

2008 Team[edit]

2007 Team[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bamford, Robert (2007-03-01). Tempus Speedway Yearbook 2007. NPI Media Group. ISBN 0-7524-4250-3. 
  2. ^ "Speedway back on track". BBC. 6 January 2006. Retrieved 2007-10-28. 
  3. ^ "Bowden Delighted with Green Light". Plymouth Herald. 3 August 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-28. 

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