Dave Morton

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Dave Morton
Dave Morton.jpg
Born (1953-09-24) 24 September 1953 (age 63)
Eccles, England
Nationality  England
Current club information
Career status Retired
Career history
1971–1974 Crewe Kings
1973–1977 Hackney Hawks
1973 Reading Racers
1978–1980 Wolverhampton Wolves
1981–1985 Sheffield Tigers
1985 Ellesmere Port
1986-1987 Newcastle 'Federation Specials'/Diamonds
Individual honours
1975 New Zealand Champion
Team honours
1972 British League Div 2 Winner
1972 British League Div 2 KO Cup Winner

David James (Dave) Morton (born 24 September 1953 in Eccles, Lancashire, England) is a former international motorcycle speedway rider who started his career with the Crewe Kings. Represented England at test level. Brother Chris also rode.

Signed by the Hackney Hawks in 1973 from the Crewe Kings but missed almost the entire 1977 season with a broken leg. Requested a transfer in 1978 and was swapped for Finn Thomsen from Wolverhampton Wolves.

Won the New Zealand Championship in 1975. British Finalist (1975, 1976, 1978, 1980) New Zealand Champion (1975) Retired 1988

Dave now works for Swissport (formerly Servisair) at Manchester Airport as a technician on the ground support equipment for the aircraft when they are at the airport terminal. Lives in Manchester with his partner, Bernadette.

Likes music, especially blues and rock and bluegrass and plays a bit of banjo. Wrote a memoir about his time in Speedway "Tapes, Breaks and Heartaches".

External links[edit]

References[edit]