Home Contact Us Stadia Pix Articles All About You Riders to Remember
DVDs Books Pictures Archive Dream Teams Programme Generator
15/09/2019
When Ian Met Ove
Updated: Dagenham Mystery
Your Feedback
 
06/09/2019
Is Speedway All-In?
Dagenham Mystery
 
21/08/2019
Book Review: Brough Park
NZ World League - Part 7
Your Feedback
 
28/07/2019
Scrapbook: Cyril's Starting Gate
NZ World League - Part 6
Your Feedback
 
21/07/2019
Never Give Up On Odsal
NZ World League - Part 5
Speedway at the Ace
 
10/07/2019
It's All About You: Barry Preston
NZ World League - Part 4
Plus Points
Your Feedback
 
04/07/2019
Large and Noisy Crowd
NZ World League - Part 3
Your Feedback
 


It's All About You....Richard Goodwin

Boston

Tell us about your introduction to speedway

First saw speedway at Kings Lynn live but had always watched on tv, hooked from the first heat.

 

Tell us about your favourite meeting of all time

So many - 81 world final, Mildenhall v Rye house 79, one of best for racing was Kings Lynn v Sheffield in 1974, great racing, so hard.

 

Tell us about your favourite rider of all time

Ray Bales, Terry Betts, John Louis, Peter Collins, Barry Briggs,could go on and on.

 

Tell us about your favourite track/stadium

Kings Lynn, Mildenhall, Boston, Belle Vue (Hyde Road), Hackney and Peterborough.

 

What are the best things about speedway?

Racing under lights, the excitement, the element of danger, the fans, the riders, the noise and the smell.

 

What are the worst things about speedway?

Rain offs, taking so long to restart heats after false starts. If the tapes are not touched races should be left to carry on. The price of entry is expensive now for something that doesn't seem so good as it used to be.

 

What one thing would you do to improve speedway?

Make restarts quicker, raise the points limit, try to get the cost down for riders and fans. I like the idea of the F2 bikes, this would bring more outside interest in with different makes of engines.

 

Tell us about a rider you wish you'd seen

Jack Young, Vic Duggan, Peter Craven, Tom Farndon and all the riders for the 30s 40s 50s and 60s - just all of them.

 

What does the future hold for speedway?

Hard one, they have to make some big decisions, need to stop shooting themselves in the foot. Prime example this time the only one rider over 8, they make a decision on fixed nights to make it better for the top riders then try to block them with this rule, talk about snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

 

Take part in this feature

 

This article was first published on 18th February 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