|Sheffield 'Tigers' v Hackney 'Hawks'||British League||24th May 1973|
|1. Bob Vaentine||1||3||3||3||10|
|2. Bob Paulson ©||3||1||2||2'||8+1|
|3. Reg Wilson||2'||2'||3||1'||8+3|
|4. Rick France||2'||1||2'||2'||7+3|
|5. Arnold Haley||3||3||3||2||11|
|6. Doug Wyer||3||3||3||9|
|7. Bengt Larsson||2'||1'||1||4+2|
|1. Bengt Jansson||2||2||3||2||3||12|
|2. Hugh Saunders||0||0||-||0||0|
|3. Dave Kennett||1||2||1||0||0||4|
|4. Laurie Etheridge||1||1||0||-||0||2|
|5. Barry Thomas||ef||ef||1||1||2|
|6. Barnie Kennett||0||0||-||0|
|7. Peter Moore||1||0||0||1|
|Track record = 66.6|
Jim Airey, 22 July 1971
Engine problems for Barry Thomas cost the Hawks dearly leaving Bengt Jansson as their only race winner. Dave Kennetts second place when Bob Paulson was left standing at the start of heat 6 was the only occasion when any of the other visitors finished ahead of a Sheffield rider.
Arnie, Doug, Rick and Bob were congratulated on reaching the British semi-finals. Arnie scored 7 at Wolverhampton and 11 at Halifax to add to the 14 at his home track (2nd place) to total 32. Doug claimed 8 at Wolverhampton, 13 at Swindon (2nd place) to add to 11 at home to equal Arnies total of 32. Bob finished 2nd at Hackney with 13 points and added 10 at Halifax to go with 8 at Sheffield to qualify with 31, and Rick claimed 11 each from Coatbridge and Coventry plus 8 at home to finish with a total of 30.
They all rode in the Leicester semi-final with Rick and Bob qualifying. Doug was left regretting a first race exclusion and Arnie's night went sour after a win first time out.
The British final was held at Sheffield and Bob Valentine finished as runner-up to new British Champion Ray Wilson.
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