Ian Clark (speedway rider)

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Ian Clark
Born (1958-12-23) 23 December 1958 (age 58)
Sandon, Essex, England
Nationality  England
Current club information
Career status Retired
Career history
1975-1979, 1985 Peterborough Panthers
1976 Cradley United
1976 Swindon Robins
1977 Birmingham Brummies
1977 White City Rebels
1980-1981 Leicester Lions
1981 Hackney Hawks
1981-1982 Canterbury Crusaders
1983-1984 Oxford Cheetahs
1986-1988 Milton Keynes Knights
Team honours
1977 National League Fours Champion

Ian Russell Clark (born 23 December 1958) is a British former motorcycle speedway rider.

Born in Sandon, Essex, Clark's early experience came in grasstrack, in which he was British Schoolboy Champion in both 1973 and 1974.[1] He took up speedway in 1973 at the training school at Hackney Wick, and made his competitive debut in 1975 for Peterborough Panthers.[1] During five seasons with Panthers he was capped in the National League England team, and made several guest appearances in the British League.[2] In 1980 he signed for British League Leicester Lions in a £2,750 transfer, reaching the semi-final of the World Championship the same year.[2][3] In 1981 his performances were down on the previous year and he was sold to Hackney Hawks.[2] In 1982 he primarily rode for Canterbury Crusaders, before spending two seasons with Oxford Cheetahs. He returned to Peterborough in 1985 before spending his final three seasons with Milton Keynes Knights.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Oakes, Peter & Mauger, Ivan (1976) Who's Who of World Speedway, Studio Publications, ISBN 0-904584-04-6, p. 28
  2. ^ a b c Jones, Alan (2010) Speedway in Leicester: The Lions Roar, Automedia, p. 160
  3. ^ Oakes, Peter (1980) 1980 Speedway Yearbook, Studio Publications, ISBN 0-86215-007-8, p. 247