Plymouth Gladiators

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Plymouth Gladiators
Club information
Track addressPlymouth Coliseum
Coypool Road
Plymouth
PL7 4NW
CountryEngland
Founded1932, 2006
Closed1970
Team managerMattie Bates
Team captainRichard Andrews
LeagueNational League
Websitewww.plymouth-speedway.com
Club facts
ColoursBlue, Yellow and Black
Track size216 metres
Track record time50.06
Track record date29th June 2018. V Kent
Track record holderEllis Perks
Current team
Rider CMA
England Ben Wilson 8.35
Wales Nathan Stoneman 7.61
United States Scott Campos 6.28
England Richard Andrews 5.92
Wales Adam Extance 3.77
England Adam Sheppard 2.01
England Jamie Bursill 2.00
Total 35.92
Major team honours
National Trophy (Div 3) Winners1952
National Trophy (National League) Winners2009

The Plymouth Gladiators (formerly 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 was 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.

2018 Team[edit]

  • England Henry Atkins
  • England Tim Webster
  • England Richard Andrews
  • New Zealand Ryan Terry-Daley
  • England Kelsey Dugard
  • England Macauley Leek

Also rode in 2018

  • England Adam Sheppard
  • England Adam Roynon
  • England James Cockle
  • New Zealand Bradley Andrews

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 (1 March 2007). 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 28 October 2007.
  4. ^ "Bowden Delighted with Green Light". Plymouth Herald. 3 August 2007. Retrieved 28 October 2007.[permanent dead link]

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