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Newport Speedway
(Hayley Stadium)

Hayley Stadium, Plover Close, Nash Mead, Queensway Meadows, Newport Gwent. Launched in 1997 by Promoter Tim Stone. Speedway continued here until the untimely death of Mr. Stone in 2008 and the speedway fell silent without him. 

Newport Hayley Badges 
A very good looking stadium (a little basic maybe) and a decent looking track but speedway at Hayley Stadium only lasted 11 years
Hayley's First Meeting
4th May 1997
Hayley Stadium
Pictures of Hayley courtesy of Ken Morgan
I know Tim Stone wasn't universally acclaimed as a promoter but he did keep speedway going for a few years after others may have pulled the plug on Newport Speedway.
Ken 23's Photographs
Mads Korneliusen
Courtesy of Ken 23
Mads was a wasp from 2003-2005
Bending over Backways
Courtesy of Ken 23
Tom Hedley (left) and MR in sync
Courtesy of Ken 23
I recognise a couple of the riders but need your help with the rest John
Courtesy of Ken 23
I recognise a couple of the riders but need your help with the rest John
Newport 2001
Courtesy of Ken 23
Craig Watson
Courtesy of Ken 23

My thanks go to Ken Morgan who supplied most of the items for this page.  If you can add anything please send me an email John

Opening Season 1997

Anders Henriksson, Scott Pegler, Neil Street, Craig Watson, Paul Fry front Roger Lobb & Martin Willis
Newport v Hull
Courtesy of Andrew Gallon
Courtesy of Andrew Gallon

Newport v Sheffield
22nd July 2001
Courtesy of Andrew Gallon

Newport Team 1999

1999 team Andrew Appleton, Bobby Eldridge, Craig Watson, on bike Frank Smart, Gavin Morrison, Anders Henriksson, Scott Pegler & Chris Neath



Anders Henriksson 2001


Steve Masters 2001

Hayley Badges
1999 2006 2007    
2009 2010 2011 

The New Year Classic
Winter time speedway is very rare.  I take my hat off to Tim Stone for risking speedway in early January, Such a pity he died in 2008.  I think Newport would still have a speedway today if Tim was still with us?  Some people were not happy about the way Tim did things but really speedway in Newport needs another Tim Stone!
New Year Classic
Paul Burton says: Brent Werner leading in the New Year Classic at Newport, possibly 2006 or 2007
Steve Baker says: Brent Werner leading Glenn Cunningham and Leigh Lanham at the 2007 Newport New Year Classic
Ken Morgan's Programmes

2014 Photos
Of The Hayley Site
Courtesy of Mark Leverson
Mark Leverson says: Hi John,  Photo of the former Hayley Stadium site taken from the entrance of a Plover Close facing what would have been turn 1. The site is now being used as a transport yard following demolition of the stadium. Kind Regards Mark
Courtesy of Mark Leverson
Mark says:  Another photo of the site of the former Hayley Stadium at Newport. The shot was taken from the road looking towards where the rear of the grandstand was situated and in front of the stand was the starting gate. The trees in the background mark the line of the back straight.
John says:  My Defunct Speedway website has quite a number of photos of  our tracks that have fallen into disuse.  Such sad sights to see are photos of where our stadia once stood, that used to be buzzing on speedway afternoons/nights.

Not much yet on Hayley Stadium so If you can scan any pictures, programmes or badges send me an email John

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