|Track address||Hayley Stadium
Newport NP19 4SZ
|Colours||Black and amber|
|Track size||285 metres (312 yd)|
|Track record time||57.37 seconds|
|Track record date||19 September 2010|
|Track record holder||Kim Nilsson|
|Major team honours|
The Wasp logo incorporates the traditional black and amber colours of the City of Newport. The modern incarnation of the team was founded in 1997 but Newport Wasps competed in the top UK league between 1964 and 1976 based at the now-defunct Somerton Park stadium, Newport. The 'Wasps' nickname was dropped after 1972 with the team simply called Newport. Stars of the former team included Australian Phil Crump, father of world champion Jason Crump. The promotion and riders moved to Bristol in 1977 as the Bristol Bulldogs but speedway continued at Somerton Park for one more season in the National League with a team named Newport Dragons.
In March 2010 the Wasps engaged a minister to lift a supposed gypsy curse on the stadium.
On 17 February 2012 promoter Steve Mallett confirmed the club would fold with immediate effect.
- Ceased operating in 2012 - last season competed was 2011
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- Newport Wasps closure