Defunct Speedway Tracks

Iwade Speedway (Sittingbourne)
The Old Gun Site, Old Ferry Rd., Iwade, Sittingbourne Kent ME9 8SP
John says, scratching my head re this track!  Speedway took place off and on between 1971-2006  2008 around a 250 metre circuit.  They teams were known as the Colts and the Crusaders.  The track pops up now and again and stages odd meetings, I am told, but I think it belongs on the Defunct Speedway website as it is closed more often than open!

Adam Sheppard says:  Sittingbourne (Iwade) is still running, but stopped league racing in 2008, not 2006, as it says on your website for defunct speedway tracks. They regularly run Dragons Amateur Speedway & Southern Track Riders meetings, which are both amateur speedway clubs and hold regular practices which see a turn out of strong National League riders, such as Lewis Blackbird, the Baseby Brothers, James Cockle and many others.

Iwade Colts 1975
The Kent Crusaders

Iwade / Sittingbourne Badges
A fine collection of badges from the training track, congratulations to whomever designed them and also to whom put the money up to produce them, your efforts are appreciated.

1994 The Eddie James' Trophy
6th March 1994

David Pipes' Items
David says: Here are 3 panoramic photos of the first public meeting at Iwade/Sittingbourne Speedway on 1 June 2003 (Festival of Speed) – since the previous public meeting on 13 October 1996.
David says: The above photo is the start of Heat 1 – left to right : Yellow - Nathan Irwin (Lydd)  Blue – Ben Warburton (Norwich) Green – Lance Stott (Lydd) Red - B Gilbertson (Norwich).  This heat was won by Nathan Irwin in a time of 63.1 secs.  The other two photos are panoramic shots of the track taken at the same meeting.
David Pipes' Programmes
1996 and 2003
2005 and 2006
2008 and 2015
David Pipes' Photos
(1st June 2003)
John says:  My thanks to David Pipes for supplying most of the items on this page

2005 Crusader
Steve Baker says: Mark Baseby leading , I think, Dan Blake, both of Sittingbourne, 2005
John says:  Steve isn't 100% on these novice riders, can you assist and/or if you know lots about Sittingbourne's speedway history please email me John

Not much yet on Iwade/Sittingbourne Speedway so If you can scan any speedway pictures, programmes or badges send me an email John

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