Rospiggarna

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Rospiggarna
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Club information
Track address Carl Wahren Arena
Hallstavik
Country Sweden
Founded 1930
League Elitserien 1989-2010 Allsvenskan 2011-
Website Official site
Club facts
Colours Red, white and yellow
Track size 289 metres
Track record time 56.7 seconds
Track record date 11 August 2011
Track record holder Andreas Jonsson
Major team honours
Elitserien Champions 1995, 1997, 2001 and 2002

Rospiggarna is a motorcycle speedway team based in Hallstavik, Sweden.

History[edit]

The club was founded in 1930 and were named Orion, although it did not compete in the Swedish speedway leagues until 1966. The club joined the Swedish Division Three in 1966 and the team name was changed to Stjärnorna (English: The Stars). In 1978 the name was changed again to Rospiggarna which is the demonym for people from Roslagen, where Hallstavik is situated. Rospiggarna have won four Elitserien Championships and is the home team of former World Champion Greg Hancock. Other former World Champions that have represented the club are Tony Rickardsson, Per Jonsson, Andreas Jonsson and Jason Crump.[1]

Team 2012[edit]


Swedish team championships[edit]

  • Gold: 4 (1995, 1997, 2001, 2002)
  • Silver: 3 (1996, 1998, 2000)
  • Bronze: 1 (1999)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History" (in Swedish). Rospiggarna Speedway. 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-15.