1997 Elite League speedway season

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1997 Elite League speedway season
League Sky Sports Elite League
Season 1997
Champions Bradford Dukes
Knockout Cup Eastbourne Eagles
Craven Shield Coventry Bees
Elite League Riders Championship United States Greg Hancock

The Elite League is the top division of Speedway in the United Kingdom and in 1997 was governed by the Speedway Control Board (SCB), in conjunction with the British Speedway Promoters' Association (BSPA).

Season summary[edit]

In 1997, the single speedway league in Great Britain separated after two seasons, forming a new top division. The inaugural league consisted of ten teams. The league operated on a standard format without play-offs.

Final table[edit]

M W D L F A Pts Bon Tot
Bradford Dukes 36 23 1 12 1733 1506 47 15 62
Eastbourne Eagles 36 20 0 16 1665 1570 40 11 51
Swindon Robins 36 20 1 15 1662 1578 41 9 50
Ipswich Witches 36 16 2 17 1671 1616 34 13 47
King's Lynn Stars 36 18 3 15 1592 1645 39 8 47
Belle Vue Aces 36 18 0 18 1646 1587 36 9 45
Wolverhampton Wolves 36 18 0 18 1572 1658 36 6 42
Coventry Bees 36 15 1 20 1582 1653 31 7 38
Poole Pirates 36 13 2 21 1551 1684 28 6 34
Peterborough Panthers 36 14 0 22 1556 1679 28 5 33

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