Home Contact Us Stadia Pix Articles All About You Riders to Remember
DVDs Books Pictures Archive Dream Teams Programme Generator
06/05/2024
Silver Machine Win Gold
Ivan's Fantasy Island
Your Feedback
 
02/04/2024
Tidying Up The Parade
NZ v Australia 1980
Your Feedback
 
24/03/2024
2024 is Off and Running
The Story of Noddy Holder
Your Feedback
 
28/01/2024
1975/76 NZ v England
Your Feedback
 
17/12/2023
DVD: Great Races of the 80s
What's Wrong With Ambition?
Your Feedback
 
29/10/2023
Book Review: Walthamstow
When the Rangers Roared
High Beech Revival of 1954
Your Feedback
 
16/10/2023
Western Springs Winged Wheels
Grand Pricks?
Your Feedback
 
01/10/2023
Blind Speedway Rider
Track Pix: Oxford
Farcical Guest
Your Feedback
 
17/09/2023
The Ole Olsen Tapes
Dream Team: Richard Cleaver
Plus Points
Your Feedback
 
23/07/2023
1974/75 BL V New Zealand
Heat Details Required
Your Feedback
 
04/06/2023
Northside Arena
 
14/05/2023
Review: Tigers at White City
Your Feedback
 
19/03/2023
How to halt the decline
 
12/03/2023
NZ v Poland - 1st Test
NZ v Poland - 2nd Test
NZ v Poland - 3rd Test
NZ v Poland - 4th Test
 
05/03/2023
Track Pictures: North Brisbane
It's All About You: Lionel King
Your Feedback
 
15/01/2023
Dream Team : Geoff Langley
Your Feedback
 
04/01/2023
Gerald Dunn's JAP
Your Feedback
 
27/12/2022
1975 World Final. Heat 20.
Your Feedback
 
11/12/2022
Peter Collins Autobiography
Your Feedback
 
23/11/2022
DVD Review: 70s - A to Z
Your Feedback


Kiwis in the Overseas Final - 1984
By Tracy Holmes

Belle Vue again and on July 15, Mitch Shirra and Larry Ross lined up for another shot to be in the top ten. No weather woes this year and the whole field had an Ace up their leathers before they even started. It was the Belle Vue Ace, Peter Collins, only there as reserve. His nightmare British Final matched only by the fact that his brother Phil and Chris Morton had been knocked out altogether!

At day's end, the two Kiwis made it safely through to the Intercontinental Final at Vojens on July 20 with little trouble. No such joy however for Bobby Schwartz. This guy was certainly the very best rider of the 80's never to reach the World Final. All eyes too on British Champion Kenny Carter, riding with a savage leg injury. He had won the British Final with this but that was nearly a month ago and the healing was not going well. But he did enough to qualify.

Heat 3. S Moran, Carter, SHIRRA, Schwartz.

r/r 4. L Collins, ROSS, Wigg. Doncaster excluded, causing crash.

5. SHIRRA, Alan Grahame, K Moran, Doncaster.

8. Sanders, ROSS, Andy Grahame, Schwartz.

9. Carter, Alan Grahame, ROSS, Jessup.

11. SHIRRA, Wigg, Andy Grahame, Yeates.

15. S Moran, K Moran, ROSS, Yeates.

16. Sanders, SHIRRA, L Collins, Jessup.

18. King, ROSS, Crump, SHIRRA.

Lance King 15. Phil Crump 12. Shawn Moran 11. Billy Sanders 10. MITCH SHIRRA 9. Alan Grahame 9. Simon Wigg 8. Kenny Carter 8. LARRY ROSS 8. K Moran 6. All qualify.

Les Collins 6. Jeremy Doncaster 5. Andy Grahame 5. Bobby Schwartz 3. Dave Jessup 3. Martin Yeates 2.

Reserves; Peter Collins, Gary Guglielmi, John Cook and Kiwi DAVID BARGH, all dnr.

 

1981 - 1982 - 1983 - 1984 - 1985 - 1986 - 1987 - 1988 - 1989 - 1990 - 1991 - 1992 - 1993 - 1994 - 1995 - 1996 - 1997 - 1998 - 1999 - 2000/01

 

This article was first published on 7th January 2018

[ Use Mobile Version ]
 

 

Comment on this Article | Contact Us | Go Back to Main Menu

   Please leave your comments on this article or on the site as a whole