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1949 Individual Speedway World Championship

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1949 Individual Speedway World Championship
Previous: 1939 Next: 1950

The 1949 Individual Speedway World Championship was the fourth edition of the official World Championship to determine the world champion rider.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

It was the first running of the event since its suspension in 1939, due to World War II. The World final at London's Wembley Stadium, was held in front of a reported 93,000 strong crowd and the Championship was won Tommy Price.[7]

Qualification (Championship Round)

Venues

  1. 8 August 1949 – England London, Wimbledon Stadium
  2. 10 August 1949 – England London, New Cross Stadium
  3. 22 August 1949 – England Birmingham, Perry Barr Stadium
  4. 25 August 1949 – England London, Wembley Stadium
  5. 27 August 1949 – England Manchester, Hyde Road Stadium
  6. 27 August 1949 – England Bradford, Odsal Stadium
  7. 30 August 1949 – England London, West Ham Stadium
  8. 2 September 1949 – England London, Harringay Stadium

Scores

  • Top 16 qualify for World final, 17th & 18th reserves for World final
Pos. Rider Total pts
1 United Kingdom Tommy Price 38
2 Australia Graham Warren 38
3 United Kingdom Dent Oliver 37
4 Australia Aub Lawson 37
5 United Kingdom Bill Gilbert 36
6 United States Wilbur Lamoreaux 35
7 United Kingdom Lloyd Goffe 34
8 United Kingdom Jack Parker 34
9 United Kingdom Bill Kitchen 33
10 United Kingdom Cyril Roger 31
11 United Kingdom Louis Lawson 30
12 Australia Bill Longley 30
13 Australia Norman Parker 30
14 Australia Ken Le Breton 29
15 Australia Cliff Watson 29
16 United Kingdom Ron Clarke 27
17 United Kingdom Oliver Hart 27
18 United Kingdom Alec Statham 25
19 United Kingdom Cyril Brine 25
Pos. Rider Total pts
20 United Kingdom Malcolm Craven 25
21 United Kingdom Geoff Pymar 23
22 Australia Doug McLachlan 23
23 United Kingdom Geoff Bennett 20
24 United Kingdom Jeff Lloyd 18
25 United Kingdom Mike Erskine 18
26 Australia Ray Duggan 17
27 United States Charles Cullum 17
28 Canada Eric Chitty 15
29 United Kingdom Split Waterman 15
30 United Kingdom George Wilks 15
31 United Kingdom Eddie Rigg 14
32 United Kingdom Ken Sharples 14
33 United Kingdom Roy Craighead 13
34 United Kingdom Nobby Stock 13
35 United Kingdom Gil Craven 12
36 Australia Jack Biggs 11
37 United Kingdom Bob Harrison 9
38 United Kingdom Stan Dell 2

World final

Pos. Rider Points Heats
1 United Kingdom Tommy Price 15 (3,3,3,3,3)
2 United Kingdom Jack Parker 14 (3,3,3,2,3)
3 United Kingdom Louis Lawson 13 (2,2,3,3,3)
4 United Kingdom Norman Parker 10 (3,3,2,2,0)
5 United States Wilbur Lamoreaux 9 (2,2,3,0,2)
6 United Kingdom Bill Kitchen 9 (3,1,2,2,1)
7 United Kingdom Ron Clarke 8 (1,0,2,3,2)
8 Australia Aub Lawson 8 (1,3,1,1,2)
9 Australia Bill Longley 8 (1,2,2,1,2)
10 United Kingdom Cyril Roger 7 (2,0,1,1,3)
11 United Kingdom Bill Gilbert 6 (2,1,3,0,0)
12 Australia Graham Warren 5 (0,2,0,2,1)
13 Australia Ken Le Breton 4 (1,0,1,1,1)
14 United Kingdom Lloyd Goffe 2 (0,1,0,0,1)
15 Australia Cliff Watson 1 (0,1,0,0,0)
16 United Kingdom Dent Oliver 0 (0,0,-,-,-)
United Kingdom Oliver Hart 1 (1,0,0)
United Kingdom Alec Statham  –  –

References

  1. ^ Oakes, Peter (1981). 1981 Speedway Yearbook. Studio Publications (Ipswich) Ltd. pp. 20–21. ISBN 0-86215-017-5.
  2. ^ "World Championship 1936-1994". Edinburgh Speedway. Retrieved 5 July 2021.
  3. ^ "WORLD FINALS 1936-1994" (PDF). Speedway Researcher. Retrieved 5 July 2021.
  4. ^ "HISTORY SPEEDWAY and LONGTRACK". Speedway.org. Retrieved 5 July 2021.
  5. ^ "WORLD INDIVIDUAL FINAL - RIDER INDEX". British Speedway. Retrieved 5 July 2021.
  6. ^ "Speedway riders, history and results". wwosbackup. Retrieved 5 July 2021.
  7. ^ "Price Wins World Speedway Title For England". Western Daily Press. 23 September 1949. Retrieved 5 July 2021 – via British Newspaper Archive.
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