Sheffield Tigers (Speedway)

For the Rugby Club, see Sheffield Tigers RUFC.

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The Sheffield 'Window Centre' Tigers are a speedway team based in Sheffield, England. They currently race in the British Premier League and their home meetings take place at Owlerton Stadium which is the fastest track in British speedway.[1] The Tigers are sponsored by the Sheffield Window Centre, promoted by Neil Machin and David Hoggart.[2]

History

Owlerton was a purpose built speedway track built in 1929. It operated for most of the pre-war years and re-opened for a short spell in 1945. The team operated in the Northern League of 1946 and in the National League Division Two between 1947 and 50. It closed part way through 1951 and staged open meetings in 1952. The track re-opened in 1960 and has operated most seasons since then. The team has been known as The Tigers apart from part of 1950 when they were known as The Tars. Their official track record holder is former captain and No.1 Ricky Ashworth with a time of 59.1 seconds.[3]

Riders confirmed for the 2013 season are Simon Stead, Joe Haines, Damien Koppe, Richard Hall, Ricky Wells, Facundo Albin, and Jake Knight.

Club honours

Current season

The 2012 season was the 16th consecutive season that the Tigers have competed in the Premier League. They finished in 12th place.

2012 team

Previous seasons

Main article: Previous Sheffield Tigers seasons

Notable former riders

References

External links

  • Official website
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