Scott Autrey

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Scott Autrey

Scott Brian Autrey (born July 9, 1953 in Maywood, California)[1] is a former international speedway rider with the Exeter Falcons - with whom he won the British League title in 1974, Swindon Robins and the Poole Pirates in England.[2][3] In 1976, he became the first American rider to reach a world final since Ernie Roccio in 1951.[4] He finished 3rd in the 1978 World Speedway Championship at Wembley and won the World Team Cup with the USA in 1982.[5] He retired from the sport at the end of 1982 at a relatively young age.

After his two-wheeled racing career ended, he became a NASCAR driver who made one Nextel Cup start. He competed in the Winston West Series full-time. That Cup race came in 1985, when Autrey started 29th in the forty-one car field, where he dropped out late with transmission issues. He finished 34th as a result.

World Final Appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oakes, Peter; Mauger, Ivan OBE, MBE (1976). Who's Who of World Speedway. Studio Publications (Ipswich) Ltd. ISBN 0-904584-04-6. 
  2. ^ Lethbridge, Tony (January 2004). Speedway in the South West. NPI Media Group. ISBN 0-7524-2915-9. 
  3. ^ Beasley, J. (2003) Poole Pirates Speedway, Paleface Publications. ISBN 0-9539608-9-7
  4. ^ American Motorcyclist, January 1977, Vol. 31, No. 1, ISSN 0277-9358
  5. ^ Bamford, R. & Shailes, G. (2002). A History of the World Speedway Championship. Stroud: Tempus Publishing. ISBN 0-7524-2402-5

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