1977 Individual Speedway World Championship

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1977 Individual Speedway World Championship
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The 1977 Individual Speedway World Championship.

Australian Qualification[edit]

Date Venue Winner Runner-up 3rd place
New South Wales Round
27 November AustraliaSydney Australia Ricky Day Australia Billy Sanders New Zealand Mitch Shirra
Queensland Qualification
28 November AustraliaBundaberg Australia John Titman Australia Neil Coddington Australia Owen Hall
Victorian Qualification
8 January AustraliaMelbourne Australia Phil Crump Australia Danny Kennedy Australia Rob Jones
Southern Qualification
17 January AustraliaAdelaide Australia John Boulger Australia Tony Boyle Australia Bob Maxfield
28 January AustraliaAdelaide Australia Phil Crump Australia John Boulger Australia Tony Boyle
New South Wales Qualification
11 February AustraliaNewcastle Australia Phil Crump Australia Phil Herne Australia Billy Sanders
West Australian Qualification
21 February AustraliaPerth Australia Glyn Taylor Australia Neil Webb Australia Les Leisk
Northen Zone Final
23 February AustraliaBrisbane Australia Neil Coddington Australia Steve Koppe Australia Mike Farrell
Australian Final
25 February AustraliaNewcastle Australia Phil Crump Australia Phil Herne Australia Billy Sanders


Australian Final[edit]

  • February 25, 1977
  • Australia Newcastle
  • First 8 to Australasian final
Pos. Rider Total
1 Australia Phil Crump 15
2 Australia Phil Herne 13
3 Australia Billy Sanders 13
4 Australia John Boulger 11
5 Australia Mike Farrell 10
6 Australia John Titman 9
7 Australia Ricky Day 9
8 Australia Mitch Shirra 8
9 Australia Stuart Mountford 7
10 Australia Danny Kennedy 7
11 Australia Tony Boyle 7
12 Australia Paul ONeil 4
13 Australia Robin Amundson 3
14 Australia Mick McKeon 2
15 Australia John Williams 2
16 Australia Robert Maxfield 0


New Zealand Qualification[edit]

Date Venue Winner Runner-up 3rd place
North Island Final
12 January New ZealandAucland New Zealand John Goodall New Zealand Mike Fullerton New Zealand Jack Millien
South Island Final
3 January New ZealandChristchurch New Zealand Roger Wright New Zealand Larry Ross New Zealand Paul Fewings
New Zealand Semi-Final
20 January New ZealandChristchurch New Zealand Ivan Mauger New Zealand Larry Ross New Zealand Barry Brigs
New Zealand Final
12 February New ZealandAucland New Zealand Larry Ross New Zealand Ivan Mauger New Zealand Robin Adlington


New Zealand Final[edit]

  • February 12, 1977
  • New Zealand Aucland
  • First 8 to Australasian final
Pos. Rider Heat Scores Total
1 New Zealand Larry Ross 3,2,3,3,3 14
2 New Zealand Ivan Mauger X,3,3,3,3 12
3 New Zealand Robin Adlington 2,3,2,2,3 12
4 New Zealand Barry Briggs 1,1,3,3,3 11
5 New Zealand John Goodall 3,3,1,3,1 11
6 New Zealand Roger Wright 1,3,2,2,2 10
7 New Zealand Colin Farquharson 2,2,3,2,1 10
8 New Zealand Mike Fullerton 3,1,2,1,2 9
9 New Zealand Colin Tucker 3,0,1,2,2 8
10 New Zealand Paul Fewings 2,1,0,1,1 5
11 New Zealand Max Brown 1,0,2,0,1 4
12 New Zealand Allan Brown 0,2,1,1,F 4
13 New Zealand James Moore 0,F,X,1,2 3
14 New Zealand Malcolm Chambers 2,F,0,-,- 2
15 New Zealand Bruce Spargo 0,1,0,0,0 1
16 New Zealand John Bargh 0,-,0,0,0 0
R1 New Zealand Merv Hodgson 1,1,0 2
R2 New Zealand Bruce Mitchell 2,0 2

Swedish Qualification[edit]

Date Venue Winner Runner-up 3rd place
Semi-Finals
6 May SwedenAvesta Sweden Soren Karlsson Sweden Jan Andersson Sweden Jan Simensen
7 May SwedenMotala Sweden Hasse Holmqvist Sweden Richard Hellsen Sweden Christer Sjosten
6 May SwedenVastervik Sweden Bernt Persson Sweden Soren Sjosten Sweden Tommy Johanssen
Final
24 May SwedenVetlanda Sweden Anders Michanek Sweden Bengt Jansson Sweden Bernt Persson
25 May SwedenNorrkoping Sweden Anders Michanek Sweden Bernt Persson Sweden Soren Karlsson
26 May SwedenEskilstuna Sweden Anders Michanek Sweden Bengt Jansson Sweden Jan Andersson


Swedish Final[edit]

Pos. Rider Total
1 Sweden Anders Michanek 44
2 Sweden Bengt Jansson 38
3 Sweden Bernt Persson 32
4 Sweden Tommy Nilsson 30
5 Sweden Sören Karlsson 29
6 Sweden Jan Andersson 27
7 Sweden Rickard Hellsén 27
8 Sweden Christer Sjösten 24
9 Sweden Sören Sjösten 21
10 Sweden Tommy Johansson 19
11 Sweden Hans Holmqvist 15
12 Sweden Jan Simensen 15
13 Sweden Åke Fridell 14
14 Sweden Karl-Erik Claesson 13
15 Sweden Börje Klingberg 7
16 Sweden Eddie Davidsson 5
17 Sweden Lars-Åke Andersson 0
18 Sweden Conny Samuelsson 0

British Qualification[edit]

Date Venue Winner Runner-up 3rd place
Preliminary Round
21 April United KingdomOxford United Kingdom Paul Tyrer United Kingdom Geoff Bouchard United Kingdom Martin Yeates
30 April United KingdomStoke United Kingdom Robbie Gardner United Kingdom John Jackson United Kingdom Carl Glover
1 May United KingdomRye House United Kingdom Karl Fiala United Kingdom Les Collins United Kingdom Mike Lanham
5 May United KingdomNewport United Kingdom Steve Weatherby United Kingdom Barney Kennett United Kingdom Steve Lomas
14 May United KingdomHalifax United Kingdom Chris Pusey United Kingdom Doug Wyer United Kingdom John Louis
16 May United KingdomCradley Heath United Kingdom Gordon Kennett United Kingdom George Hunter United Kingdom Bob Kilby
18 May United KingdomKings Lynn United Kingdom Michael Lee United Kingdom Paul Tyrer United Kingdom Chris Morton
20 May United KingdomHackney United Kingdom Malcolm Simmons United Kingdom Martin Yeates United Kingdom Dave Jessup
Semi-Finals
27 June United KingdomBirmingham United Kingdom Terry Betts United Kingdom Michael Lee United Kingdom Alan Wilkinson
29 June United KingdomPoole United Kingdom Dave Jessup Scotland Doug Wyer United Kingdom Malcolm Simmons
Final
13 July United KingdomCoventry United Kingdom Michael Lee United Kingdom Dave Jessup United Kingdom Doug Wyer result


British 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 United Kingdom (6) Michael Lee 14 3 2 3 3 3 14 1
2 United Kingdom (8) Dave Jessup 13 1 3 3 3 3 13 2
3 United Kingdom (16) Doug Wyer 12 3 2 2 3 2 12 3
4 United Kingdom (2) John Davies 10 3 0 2 2 3 10 4
5 United Kingdom (5) Keith White 10 2 2 3 1 2 10 5
6 United Kingdom (3) Chris Morton 9 X 3 2 2 2 9 6
7 United Kingdom (14) Bob Kilby 9 2 3 0 3 1 9 7
8 United Kingdom (11) Gordon Kennett 8 3 1 0 1 3 8 8
9 United Kingdom (1) Terry Betts 8 2 3 1 1 1 8 9
10 United Kingdom (9) Alan Wilkinson 7 2 1 1 2 1 7 10
11 United Kingdom (15) John Louis 6 1 2 0 1 2 6 11
12 United Kingdom (10) Martin Ashby 5 1 1 3 0 0 5 12
13 United Kingdom (7) Barry Thomas 2 T 0 0 2 0 2 13
14 United Kingdom (12) David Gagen 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 14
15 United Kingdom (4) Neil Middleditch 2 1 0 1 0 0 2 15
16 United Kingdom (13) Malcolm Simmons 0 F - - - - 0 16
R1 United Kingdom (R1) Mick Bell 3 0 2 1 3 R1
R2 United Kingdom (R2) Frank Smith 0 F 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

Intercontinental Round[edit]

Date Venue Winner Runner-up 3rd place
Austral-Asian Final
19 February AustraliaSydney New Zealand Ivan Mauger Australia Phil Crump Australia John Boulger
Norwegian Final
17 April NorwaySandnes Norway Tormod Langli Norway Rolf Gramstad Norway Stein R.Pedersen
Danish Final
19 May DenmarkFredericia Denmark Finn Thomsen Denmark Erling Rasmussen Denmark Bo Petersen
Scaninavian Final
29 May FinlandTampere Denmark Ole Olsen Finland Ila Teromaa Denmark Finn Thomsen
American Final
29 July United StatesCosta Mesa United States Mike Bast United States Bruce Penhall United States Scott Autrey
Interconinental Final
21 August United KingdomWhite City United Kingdom Peter Collins Denmark Ole Olsen Australia Billy Sanders


Austral-Asian Final[edit]

  • February 19, 1977
  •  AUS Sydney
  • First 4 to Intercontinental 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 New Zealand (5) Ivan Mauger 14 3 3 3 2 3 14 1 3
2 Australia (1) Phil Crump 14 3 2 3 3 3 14 2 2
3 Australia (16) John Boulger 14 3 3 2 3 3 14 3 1
4 Australia (9) Billy Sanders 12 3 1 3 3 2 12 4
5 Australia (12) Phil Herne 11 2 2 2 2 3 11 5
6 New Zealand (4) Barry Briggs 9 1 1 3 2 2 9 6
7 Australia (3) Ricky Day 9 2 3 2 1 1 9 7
8 New Zealand (13) Mitch Shirra 8 1 0 2 3 2 8 8
9 Australia (6) Mike Farrell 7 2 3 1 1 0 7 9
10 Australia (14) John Titman 7 2 2 1 1 1 7 10
11 New Zealand (7) Colin Farquharson 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 11
12 New Zealand (10) Larry Ross 4 1 1 1 0 1 4 12
13 New Zealand (15) Rob Adlington 3 0 0 1 0 2 3 13
14 New Zealand (11) Mike Fullerton 3 0 1 0 2 E 3 14
15 New Zealand (8) Roger Wright 1 0 0 E 1 0 1 15
16 New Zealand (2) John Goodall 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 16
R1 Australia (R1) Stuart Mountford 0 0 R1
R2 Australia (R2) Paul ONeil 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


Norwegian Final[edit]

  • April 17, 1977
  • Norway Sandnes
  • First 5 to Scandinavian Final
Pos. Rider Heat Scores Total
1 Norway Tormod Langli 15
2 Norway Rolf Gramstad 12
3 Norway Stein R.Pedersen 12
4 Norway Jan Gravningen 11
5 Norway Edgard Stangeland 11
6 Norway Jan Gravningen 10
7 Norway Tom Godal
8 Norway Ingve Madland
9 Norway Trond Skretting
10 Norway Geir Aasland
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Danish Final[edit]

  • May 19, 1977
  • Denmark Fredericia
  • First 6 to Scandinavian Final
Pos. Rider Heat Scores Total
1 Denmark Finn Thomsen 13
2 Denmark Erling Rasmussen 12+3
3 Denmark Bo Petersen 12+2
4 Denmark Gunnar Svensen 11
5 Denmark Finn Rune Jensen 9+3
6 Denmark Bent Noregaard 9+2
7 Denmark Bent Rasmussen 8
8 Denmark Frank Mastrup 8
9 Denmark Kaj Kristiansen 7
10 Denmark Knud Ellegaard 7
11 Denmark Jens Krause Kjaer 7
12 Denmark Kurt Bogh 6
13 Denmark Frank Hansen 5
14 Denmark Jorgen Walther 5
15 Denmark Otto Larsen 1
16 Denmark Preben Rosenkilde 0

Scandinavian Final[edit]

  • May 29, 1977
  • Finland Tampere
  • First 4 to Intercontinental final
Pos. Rider Total
1 Denmark Ole Olsen 15
2 Finland Ilka Teromaa 14
3 Denmark Finn Thomsen 12
4 Finland Kai Niemi 12
5 Denmark Bo Petersen 10
6 Norway Tom Godal 10
7 Denmark Finn Jensen 9
8 Finland Tormod Langli 8
9 Denmark Gunnar Svendsen 7
10 Finland Markku Helminen 5
11 Denmark Erling Rasmussen 5
12 Norway Trond Skretting 4
13 Finland Esa Mattila (Res) 3
14 Finland Rauli Mäkinen (Res) 2
15 Norway Geir Aasland 1
16 Finland Pentti Mattila (Res) 1
17 Norway Ingve Madland 0
18 Finland Ari Koponen 0
19 Norway Stein R Pedersen 0


American Final[edit]

Pos. Rider Total
1 United States Mike Bast 14
2 United States Bruce Penhall 13+3
3 United States Scott Autrey 13+2
4 United States Steve Bast 11
5 United States Rick Woods 10
6 United States Alan Christian 9
7 United States Mike Curoso 9
8 United States Don Sigalos 8
9 United States Steve Gresham 8
10 United States Ron Yarrow 7
11 United States Larry Shaw 6
12 United States Rich MacMurray 5
13 United States Dave Robinson 5
14 United States R. McGill 1
15 United States Dave Faria 1


Intercontinental 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 United Kingdom (1) Peter Collins 15 3 3 3 3 3 15 1
2 Denmark (15) Ole Olsen 13 3 2 3 3 2 13 2
3 Australia (12) Billy Sanders 12 2 3 2 2 3 12 3 3
4 United Kingdom (11) Michael Lee 12 1 3 2 3 3 12 4 2
5 New Zealand (4) Ivan Mauger 9 2 0 3 2 2 9 5
6 Australia (16) John Boulger 9 2 2 1 1 3 9 6
7 Denmark (3) Finn Thomsen 8 E 0 3 3 2 8 7
8 United Kingdom (9) John Davis 7 3 2 0 X 2 7 8 3
9 United Kingdom (5) Dave Jessup 7 3 1 1 2 F 7 9 F
10 Finland (8) Ila Teromaa 6 1 1 1 2 1 6 10
11 United Kingdom (7) Doug Wyer 6 2 1 2 0 1 6 11
12 Finland (14) Kai Niemi 5 1 0 2 1 1 5 12
13 United Kingdom (6) Keith White 4 0 3 0 1 0 4 13
14 United States (13) Bruce Penhall 3 0 0 1 1 1 3 14
15 Australia (10) Phil Crump 2 0 2 E 0 0 2 15
16 United States (2) Mike Bast 1 X 1 0 0 0 1 16
R1 United Kingdom (R1) Trevor Geer 0 0 R1
R2 United Kingdom (R2) Steve Weatherley 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


Continental Round[edit]

Date Venue Winner Runner-up 3rd place
Preliminary Round
24 April ItalyCivitanova Italy Paolo Noro Czechoslovakia Jan Hadek Czechoslovakia Jiří Štancl
25 April East GermanyBopfingen East Germany Georg Hack Czechoslovakia Jiri Jirout East Germany Hans Ziegl
Quarter-Finals
1 May West GermanyBremen Poland Edward Jancarz Poland Marek Cieślak West Germany Egon Muller
8 May AustriaWiener Neustadt Czechoslovakia Jiří Štancl Austria Siegfried Eder Poland Jerzy Czczakiel
7 May CzechoslovakiaSlany Soviet Union Sergey Dyuzhev Poland Zenon Plech Poland Jerzy Rembas
8 May HungaryDebrecen Austria Walter Grubmuller Soviet Union Sergey Uchov Czechoslovakia Vaclav Verner
Semi-Finals
29 May PolandGorzów Poland Jerzy Rembas Poland Boguslaw Nowak Poland Jan Mucha
29 May West GermanyNorden Poland Marek Cieślak West Germany Egon Muller Poland Edward Jancarz
Final
June 25 Soviet UnionTolyatti Czechoslovakia Jan Verner West Germany Egon Muller Czechoslovakia Jiří Štancl


Continental Final[edit]

  • July 25, 1977
  • Soviet Union Togliatti
  • First 5 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 Czechoslovakia (9) Jan Verner 13 1 3 3 3 3 13 1 3
2 West Germany (4) Egon Muller 13 3 3 3 1 3 13 2 2
3 Czechoslovakia (6) Jiří Štancl 13 3 3 3 2 2 13 3 1
4 Poland (12) Edward Jancarz 11 3 2 2 3 1 11 4
5 Poland (13) Jan Mucha 11 2 2 2 2 3 11 5
6 Soviet Union (10) Vladimir Rozhanchuk 10 2 2 0 3 3 10 6
7 Soviet Union (11) Grigory Khlinovsky 9 0 2 2 3 2 9 7
8 Poland (14) Boguslaw Nowak 7 3 1 2 1 T 7 8
9 Poland (7) Jerzy Rembas 6 0 3 1 F 2 6 9
10 Czechoslovakia (2) Jan Hadek 5 2 0 1 1 1 5 10
11 Bulgaria (8) Angel Jeftimov 3 2 1 F - - 3 11
12 Netherlands (15) Henny Kroeze 2 1 1 F - - 2 12
13 Poland (16) Marek Cieślak 1 0 F 1 E E 1 13
14 Soviet Union (5) Georgy Ivanov 1 1 F - - - 1 14
15 Poland (3) Andrzej Jurczynski 0 F 0 F F - 0 15
16 Czechoslovakia (1) Vaclav Verner 0 F - - - - 0 16
R1 Soviet Union (R1) Nikolay Kornev 5 E 3 2 5 R1
R2 Soviet Union (R2) Nikolay Dubrovin 1 1 1 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

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 (7) Ivan Mauger 14 3 2 3 3 3 14 1
2 United Kingdom (14) Peter Collins 13 3 3 2 2 3 13 2
3 Denmark (9) Ole Olsen 12+3 2 3 3 3 1 12 3
4 United Kingdom (16) Michael Lee 12+2 2 3 3 2 2 12 4
5 Denmark (3) Finn Thomsen 10 2 3 1 1 3 10 5
6 Sweden (13) Bengt Jansson 8 1 1 2 3 2 9 6
7 West Germany (1) Egon Müller 8 3 2 0 F 3 8 7
8 Sweden (5) Anders Michanek 8 2 E 3 3 E 8 8
9 Australia (11) Billy Sanders 7 3 1 2 0 E 6 9
10 Sweden (4) Tommy Nilsson 6 0 2 E 2 2 6 10
11 Sweden (12) Bernt Persson 6 1 1 2 1 1 6 11
12 Australia (2) John Boulger 5 1 2 E 2 F 5 12
13 Poland (6) Edward Jancarz 4 1 1 1 1 0 4 13
14 Czech Republic (15) Jiří Štancl 3 0 0 1 0 2 3 14
15 Czech Republic (8) Jan Verner 1 0 0 0 1 X 1 15
16 Poland (10) Jan Mucha 0 0 0 1 E X 1 16
R1 Sweden (R1) Sören Karlsson 0 0 R1
R2 Poland (R2) Boguslaw Nowak 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