The Yorkshire Bank Trophy

Owlerton

11 October

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  1. Bob Valentine 3 2 3 3 3 14 1ST
  2. Richard May 1 0 1 0 0 2 15th
  3. Malc. Simmons 2 0 1 1 1 5 12th
  4. Alan Wilkinson 0 1 2 0 1 4 13th
  5. Arnold Haley 2 1 2 3 3 11 5th
  6. Peter Collins x 3 2 3 2 10 6th
  7. Bob Paulson 1 1 1 1 3 7 8th
  8. Anders Michanek 3 3 3 2 2 13 3rd
  9. Dave Jessup ef 0 2 1 2 5 9th
10. Dag Lovaas 2 1 ef 2 0 5 9th
11. Reg Wilson 3 2 1 1 2 9 7th
12. Bill Andrew 1 0 0 0 0 1 16th
13. Ole Olsen 2 3 3 3 3 14 2nd
14. Doug Wyer 1 2 0 2 0 5 9th
15. Bengt Larsson 3 3 3 2 1 12 4th
16. Carl Glover ef 2 0 0 1 3 14th
17. Taffy Owen 0 0
18. Craig Pendlebury
Track Record 66.2
Bob Valentine, 4 Oct. 1973
 01  02  03  04  05  06   07  08  09  10  11  12   13  14  15  16  17  18   19  20 
68.069.270.068.668.4 68.669.269.469.069.4 69.670.269.469.670.2 69.470.071.269.870.8
Run-off for 1st place
Bob Valentine1st
Ole Olsen2nd
70.4

Anders Michanek was the pre meeting favourite having already won eleven individal meetings so far in the course of the season including the British/Nordic and European finals, as well as leading his club Reading to League Championship success.

Anders won his first three outings, but then was beaten by both Wolverhampton's Ole Olsen, and home favourite Bob Valentine in his last two rides. Ole dropped just one point to Bengt Larsson in heat 4, bouncing straight back to inflict Bob Valentine's only defeat in heat 5. Belle Vue's 19 year-old sensation Peter Collins could have been in with a shout if he hadn't picked up an exclusion for a starting offence in his first ride.

The meeting finished with Bob and Ole tied on 14 points each, and it was the Owlerton track record holder who won the run-off and lifted the trophy.

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