World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Exeter Falcons

Article Id: WHEBN0012780799
Reproduction Date:

Title: Exeter Falcons  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Mike Farrell (speedway rider), John Titman, Ivan Mauger, Premier League (speedway), Nigel Boocock
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Exeter Falcons

Exeter Falcons
Club information
Track address County Ground Stadium
Church Road
Exeter
Devon
Country England
Founded 1929
Closed 2005
Club facts
Colours Green and white
Track size 396 metres (433 yd)
Track record time 64.3 seconds
Track record date 29 April 1996
Track record holder Mark Loram
Major team honours
National League Div 3 1948
Southern League 1953
Provincial League KO Cup 1962
British League 1974
National League KO Cup 1983
Young Shield 1997
Premier League 2000
Premier Trophy 2004

The Exeter Falcons were a speedway team which operated from 1947 until their closure in 2005 at the County Ground Stadium in Exeter.[1] The track first operated in 1929.

Track

A meeting at the County Ground featuring Exeter and Swindon

The County Ground track was unique in as much that it had a solid sheet metal safety fence. The fence combined with the high speeds down the narrow track made the track unpopular with many riders, but riders who liked it thrived on it. The club were forced to close at the end of 2005 after the stadium owners, Exeter Rugby Union club, sold the stadium to developers.[2]

Speedway promoter Allen Trump received permission from Teignbridge council officials in 2008 to construct a new track at the Exeter Racecourse, Haldon. The new track was expected to open for the start of the 2009 speedway season, and Trump had applied to the British Speedway Promoters' Association for permission to enter a team for the 2009 Premier League.[3] However, the plans fell through.

Notable Exeter riders

References

  1. ^ Bamford, R & Jarvis J.(2001). Homes of British Speedway. ISBN 0-7524-2210-3
  2. ^ "Falcons farewell to County Ground".  
  3. ^ "Exeter Falcons to fly in 2009".  

External links

  • The County Ground years


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World eBook Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.