Stoke Potters

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Stoke Potters
Stoke Potters
Club information
Track addressLoomer Road Stadium
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Staffordshire
ST5 7LB
CountryEngland
Founded1929,
Team managerMalcolm Vasey
Team captainTBC
LeagueNational League
Websitewww.stokepotters.co
Club facts
ColoursRed and White
Track size312 metres (341 yd)
Track record time60.5s
Track record date8 August 2009, 26 September 2009
Track record holderTy Proctor, Steve Johnston
Current team
Rider CMA
England Tom Perry 8.06
England Luke Chessell 6.80
England Connor Coles 6.05
England Luke Priest 4.99
England Paul Burnett 3.69
England Joe Alcock 3.00
England Corban Pavitt 2.87
Total 35.46
Major team honours
National League Div 3 Champions1949
Div 3 National Trophy Winners1949
Northern Cup1960
National League Fours Champions1990
National League Pairs Champions2011, 2015

The Stoke Potters are a British speedway team currently competing in the National League. The team races at Loomer Road Stadium in Newcastle-under-Lyme.[1]

In the late 1940s, early 1950s and the early 1960s, the club was based in Sun Street in Hanley, and were originally known as the Hanley Potters who attracted crowds of over 12,000. But they became the Stoke Potters when the five towns merged to become Stoke.[dubious ] Hanley won the National League Division Three in 1949.

The Sun Street track operated a few times before the war.

The Loomer Road track was home to Stoke from 1973 when they were known for one season as Chesterton Potters. In 1996 it was home to the Cradley Heath team displaced from their base at Dudley Wood Stadium, Cradley Heath.

In December 2008 the Stoke Promoter, Dave Tattum, sanctioned a brand new, supporter based official website. www.potterspower.com was released to signal a new era for the Potters.

November 2010 saw a major decision taken by the club's promotion. The team were to withdraw from Premier League racing to drop a division and compete in the National League, speedway's third tier. The club had been struggling financially for the last couple of seasons and the move was made in order to stabilise finances and hopefully get on a sure footing to make a return to the Premier League later.

2011 saw the club top the National League table by seven points. Injuries struck key riders and this affected their final matches in which they were beaten in the play-off semi finals by the Mildenhall Fen Tigers who also beat them in the final of the National League Knockout Cup. Since the 2011 campaign the Potters have continued to race in the National League with little success and they are currently bottom of the 2015 season's National League table.

2010 Team[edit]

2009 Team[edit]

2008 Team[edit]

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2007 Team[edit]

Also Rode

2006 Team[edit]

Notable riders[edit]

Riders 1976

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bamford, R & Jarvis, J.(2001). Homes of British Speedway. ISBN 0-7524-2210-3

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