1966 Individual Speedway World Championship

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1966 Individual Speedway World Championship
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The 1966 Individual Speedway World Championship.

British Qualification[edit]

Date Venue Winner Runner-up 3rd place
Preliminary Round
20 May WalesNewport United Kingdom Nigel Boocock United Kingdom John Erskine Australia Jack Biggs
20 May ScotlandGlasgow United Kingdom Ron Mountford Australia Charlie Monk United Kingdom Eric Boocock
21 May ScotlandEdinburgh Scotland George Hunter Scotland Doug Templeton United Kingdom Norman Hunter
21 May United KingdomCoventry United Kingdom Nigel Boocock United Kingdom Jim Lightfoot New Zealand Bill Andrew
21 May United KingdomBelle Vue United Kingdom Brian Brett United Kingdom John Erskine United Kingdom Cyril Maidment
21 May United KingdomWimbledon United Kingdom Reg Luckhurst United Kingdom Bob Dugard United Kingdom Bob Paulson
23 May United KingdomNewcastle New Zealand Ivan Mauger United Kingdom Brian Brett United Kingdom Mike Broadbanks
23 May United KingdomExeter United Kingdom Ron Mountford United Kingdom Martin Ashby United Kingdom Trevor Hedge
24 May United KingdomLong Eaton United Kingdom Ray Wilson United Kingdom Eric Boothroyd New Zealand Ivan Mauger
24 May United KingdomWest Ham New Zealand Barry Briggs United Kingdom Norman Hunter United Kingdom Malcolm Simmons
25 May United KingdomKings Lynn United Kingdom David Crane United Kingdom Cyril Maidment Australia Peter Moore
25 May United KingdomPoole New Zealand Bill Andrew Australia Geoff Mudge Scotland Doug Templeton
26 May United KingdomOxford United Kingdom Eric Boocock United Kingdom Jimmy Gooch United Kingdom Jim Lightfoot
26 May United KingdomSheffield United Kingdom Billy Bales New Zealand Barry Briggs Australia Charlie Monk
27 May United KingdomHackney United Kingdom Colin Pratt United Kingdom Mike Broadbanks New Zealand Ivan Mauger
27 May United KingdomWolverhampton Scotland Ken McKinlay United Kingdom Terry Betts United Kingdom Peter Jarman
28 May United KingdomCradley Heath United Kingdom Ivor Brown Australia Peter Vandenberg United Kingdom Colin Gooddy
28 May United KingdomHalifax United Kingdom Eric Boocock United Kingdom Eric Boothroyd United Kingdom Colin Pratt
28 May United KingdomSwindon New Zealand Barry Briggs United Kingdom Martin Ashby Denmark Arne Pander
Semi-Finals
13 June United KingdomCradley Heath United Kingdom Trevor Hedge United Kingdom Colin Pratt United Kingdom Mike Broadbanks
15 June United KingdomHalifax New Zealand Barry Briggs United Kingdom Ron Mountford Australia Peter Moore
Final
27 June United KingdomWimbledon New Zealand Barry Briggs New Zealand Ivan Mauger United Kingdom Colin Pratt
British-Scandinavian Final
14 Jule United KingdomSheffield New Zealand Barry Briggs New Zealand Ivan Mauger United Kingdom Nigel Boocock

British Final[edit]

  • June 27, 1966
  • United Kingdom Wimbledon
  • First 8 to British-Scandinavian 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 New Zealand (3) Barry Briggs 12 3 3 3 3 F 12 1
2 New Zealand (8) Ivan Mauger 11 3 1 2 3 2 11 2
3 United Kingdom (7) Colin Pratt 10 0 2 3 2 3 10 3
4 United Kingdom (9) Mike Broadbanks 9 3 3 0 1 2 9 4
5 Scotland (1) George Hunter 9 0 2 3 3 1 9 5
6 United Kingdom (6) Nigel Boocock 9 2 0 2 2 3 9 6
7 United Kingdom (15) Brian Brett 8 0 1 1 3 3 8 7 3
8 Scotland (4) Ken McKinlay 8 2 3 0 0 3 8 8 2
9 United Kingdom (16) Eric Boocock 8 3 2 1 1 1 8 9 1
10 United Kingdom (2) Trevor Hedge 8 1 2 3 2 F 8 10 0
11 United Kingdom (5) Ron Mountford 7 1 0 2 2 2 7 11
12 United Kingdom (13) Roy Trigg 7 2 1 1 1 2 7 12
13 United Kingdom (14) Norman Hunter 6 1 3 1 0 1 6 13
14 United Kingdom (10) Jimmy Gooch 5 2 1 2 0 0 5 14
15 United Kingdom (12) Dave Younghusband 2 0 E E 1 1 2 15
16 Australia (11) Peter Moore 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 16
R1 United Kingdom (R1) Martin Ashby 0 0 R1
R2 United Kingdom (R2) Terry Betts 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

British-Scandinavian Final[edit]

  • July 14, 1966
  • United Kingdom Sheffield
  • First 8 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 New Zealand (14) Barry Briggs 15 3 3 3 3 3 15 1
2 New Zealand (11) Ivan Mauger 13 3 3 3 3 1 13 2
3 United Kingdom (8) Nigel Boocock 12 3 3 2 1 3 12 3
4 Norway (13) Sverre Harrfeldt 10 E 3 2 2 3 10 4
5 Scotland (12) George Hunter 10 2 2 3 1 2 10 5
6 Scotland (7) Ken McKinlay 10 1 1 3 2 3 10 6
7 United Kingdom (15) Colin Pratt 10 2 2 2 3 1 10 7
8 United Kingdom (5) Mike Broadbanks 9 2 1 1 3 2 9 8
9 United Kingdom (6) Brian Brett 6 0 2 1 2 1 6 9
10 Finland (4) Kalevi Lahtinen 6 2 1 1 1 1 6 10
11 Denmark (3) Ole Olsen 5 3 F 0 2 0 5 11
12 Norway (2) Thotbjorn Nygaard 3 1 1 0 1 0 3 12
13 Denmark (16) Nils Paulsen 3 1 0 0 E 2 3 13
14 Norway (9) Jonny Faafeng 2 1 0 1 0 0 2 14
15 Denmark (10) Paul Wissing 1 0 0 0 1 E 1 15
16 Denmark (1) Borge Christiansen 0 F - - - - 0 16
R1 United Kingdom (R1) Eric Boocock 0 2 2 0 2 0 R1
R2 Australia (R2) Gordon Guasco 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

Swedish Qualification[edit]

Date Venue Winner Runner-up 3rd place
Semi-Finals
24 April SwedenMalilla Sweden Per Olof Soderman Sweden Karl Eric Karlsson Sweden Olle Nygren
1 May SwedenVisby Sweden Leif Enecrona Sweden Gote Nordin Sweden Leif Larsson
Final
31 May SwedenBorås Sweden Bengt Brannefors Sweden Bjorn Knutsson Sweden Karl Eric Andersson

Continental Round[edit]

Date Venue Winner Runner-up 3rd place
Quarter-Finals
8 May West GermanyAbensberg Poland Joachim Maj Poland Andrzej Wyglenda Poland Andrzej Pogorzelski
8 May East GermanyMeissen Poland Jan Mucha Poland Edmund Migos Poland Marian Rose
8 May HungaryMiskolc Poland Jerzy Trzezskowski Poland Zbigniew Podlecki Soviet Union Farid Shajnurov
8 May Socialist Federal Republic of YugoslaviaOsijek Soviet Union Gennadij Kurilenko Poland Stanislaw Tkocz Poland Antoni Woryna
Semi-Finals
22 May Soviet UnionBalakovo Soviet Union Gennadij Kurilenko Poland Antoni Woryna Poland Marian Rose
22 May PolandRybnik Poland Andrzej Pogorzelski Poland Joachim Maj Czechoslovakia Pavel Mares
Continental Final
25 June CzechoslovakiaSlany Poland Andrzej Pogorzelski Poland Antoni Woryna Poland Konstanty Pociejkowicz
European Final
3 September United KingdomWembley New Zealand Ivan Mauger New Zealand Barry Briggs Poland Antoni Woryna

Continental Final[edit]

  • June 25, 1966
  • Czechoslovakia Slany
  • First 8 to European 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 Poland (14) Andrzej Pogorzelski 12 3 3 1 2 3 12 1
2 Poland (12) Antoni Woryna 11 2 3 2 3 1 11 2
3 Poland (13) Konstanty Pociejkowicz 11 2 2 3 2 2 11 3
4 Poland (11) Marian Kaiser 10 0 3 2 3 2 10 4
5 Poland (2) Edmund Migos 10 3 2 3 0 2 10 5
6 Soviet Union (1) Igor Plechanov 10 2 3 1 1 3 10 6
7 Poland (9) Pawel Waloszek 10 3 1 2 3 1 10 7
8 Poland (7) Stanislaw Tkocz 9 3 1 2 0 3 9 8 3
9 Czechoslovakia (6) Pavel Mares 9 2 1 3 X 3 9 9 2
10 Poland (8) Marian Rose 9 1 2 3 1 2 9 10
11 Soviet Union (3) Viktor Trofimov 5 1 2 0 2 0 5 11
12 Poland (16) Joachim Maj 4 0 1 0 3 0 4 12
13 Poland (10) Andrzej Wyglenda 3 1 F 1 1 0 3 13
14 Czechoslovakia (4) Stanislav Kubicek 2 0 0 0 2 0 2 14
15 Soviet Union (5) Boris Samorodov 2 0 0 1 0 1 2 15
16 Soviet Union (15) Gennadij Kurilenko 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 16
R1 Czechoslovakia (R1) Jaroslav Volf, Jr. 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

European Final[edit]

  • September 3, 1966
  • United Kingdom Wembley
  • First 8 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 New Zealand (14) Ivan Mauger 14 2 3 3 3 3 14 1
2 New Zealand (16) Barry Briggs 13 3 2 3 3 2 13 2
3 Poland (12) Antoni Woryna 11 1 3 3 2 2 11 3
4 Norway (11) Sverre Harrfeldt 10 2 3 1 3 1 10 4
5 United Kingdom (1) Nigel Boocock 10 2 2 2 1 3 10 5
6 Soviet Union (5) Igor Plechanov 10 1 3 2 2 2 10 6
7 United Kingdom (10) Mike Broadbanks 9 3 2 2 1 1 9 7
8 Poland (13) Stanislaw Tkocz 8 F 1 3 1 3 8 8
9 Poland (15) Andrzej Pogorzelski 8 1 2 1 2 2 8 9
10 Poland (8) Marian Kaiser 7 3 E 2 2 0 7 10
11 Scotland (6) Ken McKinlay 6 2 1 0 3 0 6 11
12 Poland (3) Konstanty Pociejkowicz 5 3 F 1 0 1 5 12
13 Poland (2) Edmund Migos 4 1 0 0 0 3 4 13
14 United Kingdom (7) Brian Brett 3 0 1 1 0 1 3 14
15 United Kingdom (4) George Hunter 2 0 1 0 1 E 2 15
16 United Kingdom (9) Colin Pratt 0 0 0 E 0 0 0 16
R1 Poland (R1) Pawel Waloszek 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
1 New Zealand (16) Barry Briggs 15 3 3 3 3 3 15 1
2 Norway (11) Sverre Harrfeldt 14 3 3 2 3 3 14 2
3 Poland (1) Antoni Woryna 13 3 3 1 3 3 13 3
4 New Zealand (9) Ivan Mauger 11 2 1 3 3 2 11 4
5 Sweden (4) Torbjörn Harrysson 10 2 2 2 2 2 10 5
6 Sweden (7) Göte Nordin 9 3 2 3 F 1 9 6
7 Sweden (14) Leif Enecrona 8 2 1 2 2 1 8 7
8 Soviet Union (13) Igor Plechanov 8 1 2 1 2 2 8 8
9 Poland (2) Stanislav Tkocz 7 1 3 2 1 0 7 9
10 Sweden (3) Björn Knutsson 5 E 1 1 E 3 5 10
11 Poland (12) Marian Kaiser 5 0 0 3 1 1 5 11
12 Poland (6) Andrzej Pogorzelski 5 2 2 0 1 0 5 12
13 United Kingdom (8) Mike Broadbank 4 1 1 0 0 2 4 13
14 Sweden (10) Leif Larsson 3 1 0 0 2 0 3 14
15 United Kingdom (15) Nigel Boocock 2 0 0 1 0 1 2 15
16 Sweden (5) Per Olof Söderman 1 0 X 0 1 0 1 16
R1 Scotland (R1) Ken McKinlay 0 0 R1
R2 Sweden (R2) Bengt Brannefors 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

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

References[edit]

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