Ron Clarke (speedway rider)

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Ron Clarke
Personal information
Nationality  England
Date of birth (1914-03-26)March 26, 1914
Place of birth    Oxford, England
Date of death    12 June 1981(1981-06-12) (aged 67)
Current club information
Career status Retired
Career history
Lea Bridge
Crystal Palace Glaziers
Odsal Boomerangs/Tudors
Sheffield Tigers
Individual honours
Team honours

Ronald (Ron) Clarke (born 26 March 1914 in Oxford, England[1] - 12 June 1981[2] ) was a former international speedway who qualified for the Speedway World Championship finals twice.[3]

Career summary[edit]

Clarke started his career with Lea Bridge and Crystal Palace Glaziers before the war After the war he joined Odsal Boomerangs and stayed at Odsal until 1957, including when the team changed to the Bradford Tudors in 1950. Clarke qualified for two World finals in succession and represented England nine times.

World final appearances[edit]


  1. ^ Addison J. (1948). The People Speedway Guide. Odhams Press Limited
  2. ^ "Ron Clarke". national-speedway-museum. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Bamford, R. & Shailes, G. (2002). A History of the World Speedway Championship. Stroud: Tempus Publishing. ISBN 0-7524-2402-5