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Scunthorpe Speedway
(Ashby Ville)
Ashby Ville was the second of Scunthorpe’s three speedway venues. The Scunthorpe club started racing at the purpose-built site in May 1979 after being evicted from North Lincolnshire Council-owned Quibell Park, home since 1971. The local authority offered the land at Ashby Ville. To mark the move across town, Scunthorpe changed their nickname from Saints to Stags. Speedway took place at Ashby Ville until May 1985, when Stags withdrew from the National League. Encountering difficulties paying the rent, the club blamed falling attendances. Stock car racing lingered on before the stadium was demolished. Its site is now occupied by Lakeside Retail Park. The track was immediately southwest of Ashby Ville roundabout on the A18. Despite having only rudimentary spectator facilities, Ashby Ville’s 315m track, the view from which was dominated by the cooling towers and chimneys of the town’s steelworks, produced good racing, said to be much better than anything seen at Quibell Park.  Andrew Gallon.
Scunthorpe v Canterbury
Courtesy of Andrew Gallon
Courtesy of Andrew Gallon
An embarrassing typing error Scunthorpe "Stages"
Courtesy of Andrew Gallon

Scunthorpe v Milton Keynes
Courtesy of Andrew Gallon
Courtesy of Andrew Gallon
Courtesy of Andrew Gallon
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