Sunderland Stars

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Sunderland Stars
Sunderland stars.jpg
Sunderland Stars Speedway Badge
Club information
Track address Sunderland Greyhound Stadium
Newcastle Road
East Boldon
Country England
Founded 1971
Closed 1974
Website Sunderland website
Club facts
Colours Red, white and gold
Track size 310 yards (280 m)

The Sunderland Stars were a motorcycle speedway team who raced at the Sunderland Greyhound Stadium from 1971 until 1974 in the Britrish League Division Two when Len Silver acted as promoter on behalf of Allied Presentations Ltd.[1]

In 1974 the club came under new ownership and were nicknamed the "Gladiators".

Speedway was also in operation at the venue for part of one season when 8 meetings were staged in 1964 under the "Saints" nickname. The Saints introduced Aussies Jim Airey and Gordon Guasco to British Speedway.

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