Stoke Potters

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Stoke Potters
Stoke Potters
Club information
Track address Loomer Road Stadium
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Staffordshire
ST5 7LB
Country England
Founded 1929,
Team manager Malcolm Vasey
League National League
Website www.stokepotters.co
Club facts
Colours Red and White
Track size 312 meters
Track record time 60.5s
Track record date 8 August 2009, 26 September 2009
Track record holder Ty Proctor, Steve Johnston
Current team
Rider CMA
England Ben Wilson 10.17
England Jon Armstrong 7.93
England Ben Hopwood 6.89
England Lee Payne 4.90
England Chris Widman 3.50
England Rob Shuttleworth 3.00
Scotland James McBain 3.00
Total 39.39
Major team honours
National League Div 3 Champions 1949
Div 3 National Trophy Winners 1949
National League Fours Champions 1990

The Stoke Potters are a British speedway team currently competing in the National League. The team races at Loomer Road Stadium in Newcastle under Lyme.[1]

In the late 1940s, early 1950s and the early 1960s, the club was based in Sun Street in Hanley, and were originally known as the Hanley Potters who attracted crowds of over 12,000. But they became the Stoke Potters when the five towns merged to become Stoke.[dubious ] Hanley won the National League Division Three in 1949.

Th Sun Street track operated a few times before the war.

The Loomer Road track was home to Stoke from 1973 when they were known for one season as Chesterton Potters. In 1996 it was home to the Cradley Heath team displaced from their base at Dudley Wood Stadium, Cradley Heath.

In December 2008 the Stoke Promoter, Dave Tattum, sanctioned a brand new, supporter based official website. www.potterspower.com was released to signal a new era for the Potters.

November 2010 saw a major decision taken by the club's promotion. The team were to withdraw from Premier League racing to drop a division and compete in the National League, speedway's third tier. The club had been struggling financially for the last couple of seasons and the move was made in order to stabilise finances and hopefully get on a sure footing to make a return to the Premier League later.

2011 saw the club top the National League table by seven points. Injuries struck key riders and this affected their final matches in which they were beaten in the play-off semi finals by the Mildenhall Fen Tigers who also beat them in the final of the National League Knockout Cup.

2010 Team[edit]

2009 Team[edit]

2008 Team[edit]

Also Rode:

2007 Team[edit]

Also Rode

2006 Team[edit]

Notable riders[edit]

Riders 1976

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bamford, R & Jarvis, J.(2001). Homes of British Speedway. ISBN 0-7524-2210-3

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