Plymouth Devils

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Plymouth Devils
Club information
Track address St Boniface Arena
Coypool Road
Plymouth
PL7 4NW
Country England
Founded 1932, 2006
Closed 1970
Team captain Steve Boxall
League National League
Website www.plymouthdevils.co
Club facts
Colours Yellow with Red Devil
Track size 216 metres (1st lap is 221 metres
as the start line is 5 metres back)
Track record time 49.50
Track record date 14 May 2011
Track record holder Ben Barker
Current team
Rider CMA
England Steve Boxall 10.30
England Benji Compton 8.95
England Lee Smart 5.71
England Richard Andrews 4.26
England Callum Walker 3.45
England Henry Atkins 3.00
England Robert Parker 3.00
Total 38.67
Major team honours
National Trophy Winners 1952

The Plymouth Devils are a speedway team in the British National League. The club was reformed after a gap of thirty-six years in 2006 by former St Austell Gulls rider Mike Bowden[1] but folded again in 2016.[2] The club has now reformed for 2017 in the National League.

Temporary planning permission was awarded for a new speedway track in 2006,[3] but in August 2007 the club was granted full planning permission.[4]

Plymouth's original home was Pennycross Stadium. This stadium was used in the pre-World War II era and re-opened in 1947 when the Devils raced in the National League Division Three. Apart from short spells in the Second Division the team operated at this level until 1954. The track re-opened for a couple of years in the Provincial League 1961 (as the Plymouth Bulldogs) and 1962. It re-opened 1968 and had spells in the British League Division Two.

2016 Team[edit]

Also rode in 2016

2015 Team[edit]

Also rode in 2015

2014 Team[edit]

Also rode in 2014

2013 Team[edit]

Previous riders in 2013

2010 Team[edit]

Previous Riders In 2010

2009 Team[edit]

2008 Team[edit]

2007 Team[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bamford, Robert (2007-03-01). Tempus Speedway Yearbook 2007. NPI Media Group. ISBN 0-7524-4250-3. 
  2. ^ "Plymouth Devils: Speedway team folds because of financial difficulties". BBC News. 5 October 2016. 
  3. ^ "Speedway back on track". BBC. 6 January 2006. Retrieved 2007-10-28. 
  4. ^ "Bowden Delighted with Green Light". Plymouth Herald. 3 August 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-28. 

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