Tommy Pettersson

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Tommy Pettersson
Born (1952-12-29) 29 December 1952 (age 65)
Norrköping, Sweden
Nationality  Sweden
Current club information
Career status Retired
Career history
1971–1979 Vargarna (SWE)
1977 Bristol Bulldogs (UK)
1977 Leicester Lions (UK)
1981-1983 Smederna (SWE)
Individual honours
1972 Swedish Junior Champion

Tomas "Tommy" Pettersson (born 29 December 1952) is a Swedish former motorcycle speedway rider.

Born in Norrköping, Pettersson learnt to ride a speedway bike in England, at Olle Nygren's training school in Boston.[1] He made his competitive debut in 1971 for his home town team Vargarna, and won the Swedish Junior Championship the following year.[1] He rode for Sweden in test matches against the Soviet Union in 1973 and England in 1974, and was due to tour England with Sweden in 1975 but a broken leg from a racing crash ruled him out.[1] In 1976 he signed for Birmingham Brummies but a dispute between Birmingham and Vargarna meant that he only appeared in three challenge matches for Birmingham.[2] He returned to Britain in 1977, first with Bristol Bulldogs and then a longer spell with Leicester Lions.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Oakes, Peter & Mauger, Ivan (1976) Who's Who of World Speedway, Studio Publications, ISBN 0-904584-04-6, p. 232
  2. ^ Jones, Alan (2010) Speedway in Leicester: The Lions Roar, Automedia, p. 157