Barnsley (speedway)

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Barnsley were a British speedway team from Barnsley, England, that competed in the English Dirt Track League in the inaugural season of British Speedway in 1929.


Formed in 1928, they first competed in the English Dirt Track League (effectively the Northern League) in 1929 when they finished 11th. They closed midway through the 1930 Northern League season. They were based at Pontefract Road, Lundwood, Barnsley

They hold the distinction of staging the first ever British Speedway league match when they hosted Burnley in April 1929.[1] Although other sources suggest they were the away side in the first ever league match at Leeds in March 1929 [2]


  1. ^ "Barnsley Speedway". Defunct Speedway Tracks. Retrieved 26 January 2017. 
  2. ^ "Speedway Archive". Edinburgh Speedway Blogspot. Retrieved 3 June 2017. 

Coordinates: 53°33′48″N 1°25′42″W / 53.563368°N 1.428226°W / 53.563368; -1.428226

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