Wolves History


Wolverhampton Speedway - 1970/1/2

Wolves attained mid-table positions in 1970 and 1971, the latter year notable for Olsen’s world championship success in Gothenberg, Sweden.  Ole Olsen had become Wolverhampton’s first world speedway champion.

In 1972 Olsen lost his crown, mainly due to a first race fall in the final at Wembley.  Team-wise, the Great Dane needed more support, and some was forthcoming in August when Norman Hunter, a shadow of his pre-injury self, was sold to Swindon and his namesake George Hunter moved in.  The Scot was an instant hit and his guile and track craft are still remembered fondly at Wolverhampton.

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Mark Sawbridge