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Long Track
The Stadium, Milton Street, Motherwell, Lanarkshire Scotland.  At the same address as the conventional speedway track Milton Street promoters also had their adjacent trotting track adapted for Long Track Speedway.  The 680 yards long track was used for training in 1971 and in 1972 the venue staged 3 meetings.  The venue staged on 2nd January 1972 the first ever Long Track racing in Scotland.

1972 Meetings
Date Event Winner
02/01/1972 Golden Eagle Trophy Ivan Mauger
12/04/1972 Duckhams Silver Cup Garry Middleton                    
07/05/1972 Champion of Champions Trophy Jim McMillan

The First Long Track Meeting Ever Staged In Scotland
(2nd January 1972)
Ivan Mauger won the meeting from Bobby Beaton (2nd) and Barry Briggs (3rd) Barry was unlucky to have bike problems and got nothing from his first ride.
Contestant John Wilson says: You may find the attached completed program (see above), for the first Long Track held in Motherwell interesting. It was a great track to ride, very smooth, and speeds approaching 100mph. Ivan was unbeatable, Barry unfortunately had an engine failure in his fist race. I did not do too bad, finishing on 8 points, including one E/F.

Champion of Champions
7th May 1972
Courtesy of Wattie Dunlop
Courtesy of Wattie Dunlop

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