Sheffield Speedway Memorabilia

Sheffield 'Tigers' v Belle Vue 'Aces' Gulf British League 21st June, 1979
Rider 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 Tot+Bp
1. Doug Wyer 3 ef 3 0 6
2. Eric Broadbelt 1 3 3 1 8
3. Reg Wilson © 3 0 3 2 8
4. Nicky Allott 3 0 1 2 6
5. Craig Pendlebury 1 2 3 1' 7+1
6. Steve Finch 2 2' 1 0 5+1
7. Phil White 1' 0 - 1+1
John Dews 4 3 4 5 2 3 1 3 4 4 3 2 3
Sheffield 'Tigers' 4 7 11 16 18 21 22 25 29 33 36 38 41
Belle Vue 'Aces' 2 5 7 8 12 14 19 22 24 26 29 33 36
Eric Boocock 2 3 2 1 4 2 5 3 2 2 3 4 3
1. Peter Collins 2 3 2' 2 3 12+1
2. Arnold Haley ef 1 2 - 3
3. Chris Morton 1 ef ef 3 4
4. Les Collins 2 3 2 1' 0 8+1
5. Derek Richardson 0 - 0 - 0
6. Robert Maxfield 0 2 - 2
7. Pekka Hautamaki 3 0 1' 2 1 7+1
Track record = 65.2
Doug Wyer, 14 July '77
01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13
65.4 66.0 65.6 67.2 67.0 67.4 66.2 66.2 66.6 65.6 65.8 67.0 66.4

The Tigers went into this meeting as favourites having already won the away fixture at Hyde Road earlier in the month. With Keith Evans not yet recovered from his recent injury team manager John Dews brought No.8 Steve Finch in at reserve and promoted Eric Broadbelt back into the team. Doug Wyer twice had problems rearing at the start but the Tigers responded with a good all-round team performance.

Eric Boocock's tactical options were restricted with Richardson and Haley being off the pace, and Chris Morton suffering from mechanical gremlins. Once again their 19 year-old Finn Pekka Hautamaki, a close season acquisition from Cradley Heath, impressed from the reserve position.

In the second-half the third junior heat was won by Neil Collins, who went on to finish third behind Phil White and Knud Ellegaard in the junior final. Doug Wyer won the senior final from Peter Collins.

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