1960 Individual Speedway World Championship

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1960 Individual Speedway World Championship
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The 1960 Individual Speedway World Championship.


British Qualification[edit]

Date Venue Winner Runner-up 3rd place
Preliminary Round
2 June United KingdomSheffield United Kingdom Dennis Newton United Kingdom Eric Hockaday United Kingdom Tink Maynard
2 June United KingdomBelle Vue United Kingdom Peter Craven United Kingdom Dick Fisher United Kingdom Ronnie Genz
4 June United KingdomStoke United Kingdom Reg Fearman United Kingdom Reg Luckhurst United Kingdom Allan Smith
4 June ScotlandEdinburgh United Kingdom Guy Allot United Kingdom Gil Goldfinch United Kingdom Tony Robinson
6 June United KingdomLiverpool United Kingdom Peter Vandenberg United Kingdom Ken Adams United Kingdom Nick Nicholls
10 June United KingdomRayleigh United Kingdom Reg Reeves United Kingdom Alan Smith United Kingdom Stan Srewens
10 June United KingdomBristol United Kingdom Ernie Baker United Kingdom Johny Hole United Kingdom Maury Mattingley
11 June United KingdomCradley Heath United Kingdom Maury Mattingley United Kingdom Reg Reeves United Kingdom Gil Goldfinch
11 June United KingdomBradford United Kingdom Charlie Barsby United Kingdom Danny Dunston United Kingdom Ken Adams
15 June United KingdomPoole United Kingdom Dennis Newton United Kingdom Ron Taylor United Kingdom Allan Kidd
2 July United KingdomSwindon Australia Chum Taylor United Kingdom Ray Cresp United Kingdom Mike Broadbanks
4 July United KingdomWimbledon United Kingdom Ron How Australia Jack Young United Kingdom Alf Hagon
5 July United KingdomSouthampton Australia Neil Street United Kingdom Jack Biggs United Kingdom Bryan Elliot
6 July United KingdomNew Cross New Zealand Barry Briggs Australia Neil Street United Kingdom Ron Johnston
7 July United KingdomOxford United Kingdom Mike Broadbanks United Kingdom Ronnie Genz United Kingdom Les McGillivray
7 July United KingdomIpswich United Kingdom Peter Craven United Kingdom Nigel Boocock United Kingdom Jim Lightfoot
8 July United KingdomLeicester New Zealand Barry Briggs Scotland Ken McKinlay United Kingdom Jack Geran
9 July United KingdomCoventry Scotland Ken McKinlay Australia Jack Young United Kingdom Les Owen
9 July United KingdomNorwich United Kingdom Ron How United Kingdom Billy Bales Australia Aub Lawson
Semi-Finals
8 August United KingdomWimbledon United Kingdom Peter Craven New Zealand Barry Briggs United Kingdom Eric Williams
13 August United KingdomNorwich United Kingdom Peter Craven Scotland Ken McKinlay United Kingdom Bob Andrews
13 August United KingdomCoventry United Kingdom Ron How New Zealand Peter Moore Australia Aub Lawson
Final
16 August United KingdomSouthampton Scotland Ken McKinlay Australia Jack Young United Kingdom Ron How

British Final[edit]

  • 16 August 1960
  • United Kingdom Southampton
  • First 7 to World Final plus 1 reserve
Placing Rider Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pts Pos 21
1 Scotland (3) Ken McKinlay 14 3 2 3 3 3 14 1 3
2 Australia (7) Jack Young 14 3 3 2 3 3 14 2 2
3 United Kingdom (8) Ron How 12 2 3 2 2 3 12 3
4 United Kingdom (16) Ron Johnston 12 3 2 3 2 2 12 4
5 Australia (15) Aub Lawson 11 2 1 3 3 2 11 5
6 United Kingdom (12) Mike Broadbanks 9 2 1 2 2 2 9 6
7 United Kingdom (2) George White 8 1 2 1 3 1 8 7
8 New Zealand (10) Bob Andrews 8 3 3 E 1 1 8 8
9 United Kingdom (1) Jack Unstead 7 2 3 2 E 0 7 9
10 United Kingdom (14) Ian Williams 7 1 1 1 1 3 7 10
11 United Kingdom (11) Nigel Boocock 5 1 0 1 1 2 5 11
12 United Kingdom (13) Gerald Jackson 5 0 2 2 0 1 5 12
13 United Kingdom (4) Ron Mountford 4 0 0 1 2 1 4 13
14 United Kingdom (6) Jack Geran 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 14
15 United Kingdom (5) Billy Bales 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 15
16 United Kingdom (9) Gordon McGregor 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16
R1 United Kingdom (R1) Jack Scott 0 0 R1
R2 United Kingdom (R2) Alby Golden 0 0 R2
Placing Rider Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pts Pos 21

m - exclusion for exceeding two minute time allowance • t - exclusion for touching the tapes • x - other exclusion • e - retired or mechanical failure • f - fell • ns - non-starter • nc - non-classify

gate A - inside gate B gate C gate D - outside

Scandinavian Qualifications[edit]

Date Venue Winner Runner-up 3rd place
Semi-Finals
1 May SwedenVisby Sweden Rune Sormander Sweden Olle Nygren Sweden Alf Jonsson
5 May SwedenStockholm Sweden Goran Norlen Sweden Gote Nordin Sweden Bertil Strid
26 May DenmarkHillerod Sweden Alf Jonsson Sweden Bjorn Knutsson Norway Aage Hansen
26 May FinlandHelsinki Sweden Olle Nygren Sweden Gote Nordin Sweden Curt Nuqvist
Final
16 June NorwayOslo Sweden Olle Nygren Sweden Gote Nordin Norway Aage Hansen


Scandinavian Final[edit]

  • 16 June 1960
  • Norway Oslo
  • First 7 to European Final plus 1 reserve
Pos. Rider Heat Scores Total
1 Sweden Olle Nygren 14+3
2 Sweden Gote Nordin 14+2
3 Norway Aage Hansen 13
4 Sweden Rune Sormander 12
5 Sweden Curt Nyqvist 10
6 Sweden Bjorn Knutsson 10
7 Sweden Goran Norlen 9
8 Sweden Alf Jonsson 9
9 Denmark Arne Pander 6
10 Norway Sverre Harrfeldt 5
11 Sweden Kjell Warenius 5
12 Sweden Evert Andersson 4
13 Sweden Bernt Nilsson 3
14 Sweden Hans Hallberg 2
15 Norway Rolf Westerberg 2
16 Sweden Joel Jannson 2
R1 Sweden Bertil Strid 0

Continental Round[edit]

Date Venue Winner Runner-up 3rd place
Quarter-Finals
22 May Socialist Federal Republic of YugoslaviaZagreb Poland Florian Kapala Poland Jan Malinowski Poland Joachim Maj
22 May CzechoslovakiaLiberec Czechoslovakia František Richter Poland Stefan Kepa Czechoslovakia Stanislaw Svoboda
22 May PolandLeszno Poland Bernard Kacperak Poland Konstanty Pociejkowicz Poland Pawel Waloszek
30 May AustriaWieden Austria Josef Bossner Poland Henryk Zyto Czechoslovakia Antonin Kasper, Sr.
Semi-Finals
26 June West GermanyMunich West Germany Josef Hofmeister Poland Jan Malinowski Poland Florian Kapala
26 June CzechoslovakiaSlany Czechoslovakia Stanislaw Svoboda Czechoslovakia Jaroslav Volf Czechoslovakia František Richter
Continental Final
3 July AustriaWieden West Germany Josef Hofmeister Poland Henryk Zyto Poland Marian Kaiser
European Final
14 August PolandWroclaw Poland Marian Kaiser Sweden Ove Fundin Poland Stefan Kwoczala


Continental Final[edit]

  • 3 July, 1960
  • Austria Wieden
  • First 8 to European Final
Placing Rider Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pts Pos 21
1 West Germany (10) Josef Hofmeister 13 1 3 3 3 3 13 1
2 Poland (1) Henryk Zyto 11 3 3 2 2 1 11 2 3
3 Poland (9) Marian Kaiser 11 3 1 2 2 3 11 3 2
4 Czechoslovakia (6) František Richter 11 3 1 1 3 3 11 4 1
5 Poland (2) Stefan Kwoczala 10 2 2 2 2 2 10 5
6 Poland (5) Mieczysław Połukard 10 1 2 3 1 3 10 6
7 Poland (7) Jan Malinowski 9 2 2 1 3 1 9 7
8 Czechoslovakia (3) Stanislaw Svoboda 9 0 3 3 2 1 9 8
9 Czechoslovakia (13) Luboš Tomíček, Sr. 8 3 0 2 3 0 8 9
10 Poland (16) Stanislaw Rurarz 7 2 2 3 0 0 7 10
11 Czechoslovakia (12) Jaroslaw Volf 6 2 1 0 1 2 6 11
12 Poland (15) Pawel Waloszek 5 1 0 1 1 2 5 12
13 Poland (11) Florian Kapala 4 0 1 0 1 2 4 13
14 West Germany (4) Josef Seidl 4 1 3 0 0 0 4 14
15 Czechoslovakia (14) Bedrich Slany 1 0 0 1 F - 1 15
16 Poland (8) Joachim Maj 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16
R1 Austria (R1) Ernest Luttenberger 0 1 0 R1
Placing Rider Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pts Pos 21

m - exclusion for exceeding two minute time allowance • t - exclusion for touching the tapes • x - other exclusion • e - retired or mechanical failure • f - fell • ns - non-starter • nc - non-classify

gate A - inside gate B gate C gate D - outside

European Final[edit]

  • 14 August 1960
  • Poland Wroclaw
  • First 6 to World Final plis 1 reserve
Placing Rider Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pts Pos 21
1 Poland (6) Marian Kaiser 14 3 3 3 3 2 14 1
2 Sweden (14) Ove Fundin 13 2 2 3 3 3 13 2
3 Poland (3) Stefan Kwoczala 11 3 3 1 3 1 11 3
4 East Germany (2) Josef Hofmeister 10 0 1 3 3 3 10 4
5 Poland (12) Henryk Zyto 10 2 2 2 1 3 10 5
6 Sweden (1) Rune Sormander 10 2 2 2 2 2 10 6
7 Poland (10) Mieczysław Połukard 9 3 0 3 2 1 9 7 3
8 Czechoslovakia (8) Stanislaw Svoboda 9 1 3 2 0 3 9 8 2
9 Norway (15) Aage Hansen 8 3 2 1 2 0 8 9
10 Sweden (4) Olle Nygren 6 1 1 2 1 1 6 10
11 Sweden (5) Curt Nyqvist 5 2 1 0 0 2 5 11
12 Poland (16) Jan Malinowski 4 0 0 1 1 2 4 12
13 Czechoslovakia (9) Frantisek Richter 4 1 3 0 0 0 4 13
14 Sweden (13) Gote Nordin 4 1 0 1 2 0 4 14
15 Sweden (7) Bjorn Knutsson 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 15
16 Sweden (11) Goran Norlen 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 16
R1 Sweden (R1) Alf Jonsson 0 0 R1
Placing Rider Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pts Pos 21

m - exclusion for exceeding two minute time allowance • t - exclusion for touching the tapes • x - other exclusion • e - retired or mechanical failure • f - fell • ns - non-starter • nc - non-classify

gate A - inside gate B gate C gate D - outside

World Final[edit]


Placing Rider Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pts Pos 21
1 Sweden (2) Ove Fundin 14 3 3 2 3 3 14 1 3
2 New Zealand (12) Ronnie Moore 14 3 3 3 2 3 14 2 2
3 United Kingdom (7) Peter Craven 14 3 3 3 3 2 14 3 1
4 Australia (11) Peter Moore 12 2 2 3 2 3 12 4
5 New Zealand (13) Ron Johnston 10 3 2 2 1 2 10 5
6 New Zealand (5) Barry Briggs 9 2 1 1 3 2 9 6
7 Poland (14) Stefan Kwoczala 8 1 2 3 1 1 8 7
8 West Germany (6) Josef Hofmeister 6 0 0 2 3 1 6 8
9 Scotland (9) Ken McKinlay 6 0 3 2 1 0 6 9
10 Australia (4) Jack Young 6 1 2 1 2 F 6 10
11 Australia (1) Chum Taylor 5 2 0 0 0 3 5 11
12 Sweden (16) Rune Sörmander 5 2 0 1 1 1 5 12
13 Poland (10) Henryk Żyto 4 1 1 0 2 0 4 13
14 Australia (8) Aub Lawson 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 14
15 Poland (3) Marian Kaiser 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 15
16 United Kingdom (15) Bryan Elliott 0 0 E E 0 - 0 16
R1 United Kingdom (R1) Bob Andrews 2 2 2 R1
R2 Poland (R2) Mieczysław Połukard 0 0 R2
Placing Rider Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pts Pos 21

m - exclusion for exceeding two minute time allowance • t - exclusion for touching the tapes • x - other exclusion • e - retired or mechanical failure • f - fell • ns - non-starter • nc - non-classify

gate A - inside gate B gate C gate D - outside

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bamford, R. & Shailes, G. (2002). A History of the World Speedway Championship. Stroud: Tempus Publishing. ISBN 0-7524-2402-5