Scott Autrey

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Scott Autrey
Scott Autrey.jpg
Born (1953-07-09)9 July 1953
Maywood, California
Nationality American
Current club information
Career status Retired
Career history
1973-1979 Exeter Falcons
Individual honours
1978 Daily Mirror Golden Hammer
1978 Strongbow Golden Gauntlets
Team honours
1974 British League Winner
1978 Spring Gold Cup Winner

Scott Brian Autrey (born July 9, 1953 in Maywood, California)[1] is a former international speedway rider with the Exeter Falcons – with whom he won the British League title in 1974 – Swindon Robins, and the Poole Pirates in England.[2][3] In 1976, he became the first American rider to reach a world final since Ernie Roccio in 1951.[4] He finished 3rd in the 1978 World Speedway Championship at Wembley and won the World Team Cup with the USA in 1982.[5] He retired from the sport at the end of 1982 at a relatively young age.

After his two-wheeled racing career ended, he became a NASCAR driver who made one Nextel Cup start. He competed in the Winston West Series full-time. That Cup race came in 1985, when Autrey started 29th in the forty-one car field, where he dropped out late with transmission issues. He finished 34th as a result.

World Final Appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Oakes, Peter; Mauger, Ivan OBE, MBE (1976). Who's Who of World Speedway. Studio Publications (Ipswich) Ltd. ISBN 0-904584-04-6. 
  2. ^ Lethbridge, Tony (January 2004). Speedway in the South West. NPI Media Group. ISBN 0-7524-2915-9. 
  3. ^ Beasley, J. (2003) Poole Pirates Speedway, Paleface Publications. ISBN 0-9539608-9-7
  4. ^ American Motorcyclist, January 1977, Vol. 31, No. 1, ISSN 0277-9358
  5. ^ Bamford, R. & Shailes, G. (2002). A History of the World Speedway Championship. Stroud: Tempus Publishing. ISBN 0-7524-2402-5

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