Sheffield Tigers

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Sheffield Tigers
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Club information
Track address Owlerton Stadium
Penistone Road
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
Country England
Founded 1929
Team manager Marc Bates
Team captain Simon Stead
League Premier League
Website www.sheffieldtigers.co
Club facts
Colours Yellow and Blue
Track size 361 metres (395 yd)
Track record time 59.1 seconds (54.66mph)
Track record date 15 October 2010
Track record holder Ricky Ashworth
Current team
Rider CMA
England Simon Stead 10.41
England Jason Garrity 8.46
England Kyle Howarth 6.98
England Josh Bates 5.44
France Dimitri Berge 4.14
England Richard Hall 4.04
England Nathan Greaves 3.00
Total 42.47
Major team honours
British League KO Cup Winners 1974
Premier League Champions 1999, 2002
Premier League KO Cup Winners 2002
Premier Trophy Winners 2001
Premier League Fours Champions 1999, 2000
Premier League Pairs Champions 2010
Conference League Champions 2000, 2001
British Speedway Cup (Div 2) 1947
Northern Trophy 1974

The Sheffield 'Window Centre' Tigers are a speedway team based in Sheffield, England. They currently race in the British Premier League and their home meetings take place at Owlerton Stadium which is the fastest track in British speedway and traditionally hold their race nights on Thursday's between March and October.[1] The Tigers are sponsored by the Sheffield Window Centre, promoted by Damien Bates, Peter Mole and Julie Reading.[2]

History[edit]

Owlerton was a purpose built speedway track built in 1929. It operated for most of the pre-war years and re-opened for a short spell in 1945. The team operated in the Northern League of 1946 and in the National League Division Two between 1947 and 50. It closed part way through 1951 and staged open meetings in 1952. The track re-opened in 1960 and has operated most seasons since then. The team has been known as The Tigers apart from part of 1950 when they were known as The Tars. The Tigers alltime leading point scorer is Sean Wilson with 4246 points and the record appearance maker is Reg Wilson with 470 appearances. Their official track record holder is former captain and No.1 Ricky Ashworth with a time of 59.1 seconds.[3]

Riders confirmed for the 2016 season are Simon Stead, Jason Garrity, Kyle Howarth, Josh Bates, Dimitri Berge, Richard Hall, Nathan Greaves

Club honours[edit]

Current season[edit]

The 2016 season is the 20th consecutive season that the Sheffield Tigers have competed in the Premier League.

2016 team[edit]

Previous seasons[edit]

Notable former riders[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Potters Will Get Respect". Sheffield Tigers. 2007-04-18. Retrieved 2010-11-10. 
  2. ^ Bamford, Robert (2007-03-01). Tempus Speedway Yearbook 2007. NPI Media Group. ISBN 0-7524-4250-3. 
  3. ^ "Hungry Tigers edge first leg of Play-Offs". Sheffield Star. 2010-10-15. Retrieved 2010-11-11. 
  4. ^ Oakes, P (2006). Speedway Star Almanac. Pinegen Ltd. ISBN 0-9552376-1-0. 

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