Odd Fossengen

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Odd Fossengen
Born (1945-02-27) 27 February 1945 (age 72)
Nes, Norway
Nickname Oddy
Nationality Norway
Current club information
Career status Retired
Career history
1968-1974 Poole Pirates
Team honours
1969 British League Champion

Odd Fossengen (born 27 February 1945 in Nes)[1] is a retired Norwegian international motorcycle speedway rider.

Career Summary[edit]

Fossengen signed for the Poole Pirates in 1968 following a successful trial with the club and he proved to be a popular signing with the Poole supporters.[2] In 1968 he finished 3rd in the World Pairs Final with Oyvind Berg.[2] His only major honour came in 1969, with Poole winning the British League Championship. In May 1974, Fossengen's speedway career ended after he suffered a badly broken thigh. He was hit by his compatriot Ulf Lovaas' bike while riding for Poole against Oxford.[2]

He moved back to Oslo in 1974 and worked for a firm selling and repairing hydraulic machinery for 7 years. He then set up his own firm selling and repairing compressed air machinery.

He still lives in Oslo with his wife, Susan, and they have 3 daughters, Kirsty, Katrina and Annika.


World Final appearances[edit]

World Pairs Championship[edit]

* Unofficial World Championships.

The collision at Oxford

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oakes, P.(2004). British Speedway Who's Who. ISBN 0-948882-81-6
  2. ^ a b c Bamford, Robert; Glynn Shailes (2004). 50 Poole Pirates Greats. Tempus Publishing. pp. 44–45. ISBN 0-7524-3257-5.