Ron Clarke (speedway rider)

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Ron Clarke
Born (1914-03-26)26 March 1914
Oxford, England
Died 12 June 1981(1981-06-12) (aged 67)
Nationality  England
Current club information
Career status Retired
Career history
1938 Lea Bridge
1939 Crystal Palace Glaziers
1946-1957 Odsal Boomerangs/Tudors
1957 Belle Vue Aces
1960 Sheffield Tigers

Ronald (Ron) Clarke (born 26 March 1914 in Oxford, England[1] - 12 June 1981[2] ) was a former international speedway who qualified for the Speedway World Championship finals twice.[3]

Career summary[edit]

Clarke started his career with Lea Bridge and Crystal Palace Glaziers before the war. After the war he joined Odsal Boomerangs and stayed until 1957, including when the team changed to the Bradford Tudors in 1950. Clarke qualified for two World finals in succession and represented England nine times.

World final appearances[edit]


  1. ^ Addison J. (1948). The People Speedway Guide. Odhams Press Limited
  2. ^ "Ron Clarke". national-speedway-museum. Archived from the original on 1 November 2013. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Bamford, R. & Shailes, G. (2002). A History of the World Speedway Championship. Stroud: Tempus Publishing. ISBN 0-7524-2402-5