Trelawny Tigers

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Trelawny Tigers
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Club information
Track address Clay Country Moto Parc
Longstone Pit
Old Pound
Nanpean
St Austell
Cornwall
Country United Kingdom
Founded 2001
Closed 2003
Team manager Mark Phillips
Team captain Chris Harris
Club facts
Colours Yellow and Black
Track size 230 metres (250 yd)
Track record time 53.10 seconds
Track record date 20 August 2002
Track record holder Emiliano Sanchez
Major team honours
Premier Trophy 2002

Trelawny Tigers operated as a British Premier League speedway team during the 2001–03 seasons at the Clay Country Moto Parc.[1] The track, 230m in length, was unique in its setting being situated in a disused china clay pit near St Austell, Cornwall. The compact track was renowned throughout the league for the quality of its preparation and the racing it produced.

The team enjoyed limited success on track, the highlight being winning the 2002 Premier Trophy competition after defeating Sheffield Tigers over two legs.[2]

During the club's short history the top rider was Chris Harris. The club were responsible for bringing Slovenian Matej Žagar into British League Scene in 2003 and he firmly established himself as one of the Premier League's top riders. The track record holder was Argentinian star Emiliano Sanchez

In 2003 the club also ran a Conference League team known as the Trelawny Pitbulls. Drawing from rider experience within the senior team and from other clubs the team enjoyed mixed fortunes.[1]

2003 riders[edit]

2002 riders[edit]

2001 riders[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bamford, Robert (2004). Tempus Speedway Yearbook 2004. NPI Media Group. ISBN 0-7524-2955-8. 
  2. ^ Bamford, Robert (2007-03-01). Tempus Speedway Yearbook 2007. NPI Media Group. ISBN 0-7524-4250-3.