Wolves History


Wolverhampton Speedway - 1984

An article on the front page of the Express and Star in the middle of 1983 suggested that Ladbroke’s, the stadium owners, wanted speedway to recommence at Monmore Green.   It was, however, still a surprise when Cradley Heath manager Peter Adams announced his intention to promote British League speedway at the venue in 1984.  He brought in one of the world’s best and most exciting riders, American Dennis Sigalos, and backed him with former Wolf Preben Eriksen.  Others were soon added, including Andy Grahame, and Adams looked to have assembled an exciting and solid team.

The crowds came flooding back to Wolverhampton, proof that speedway was well and truly alive in the town.  It’s just a pity that injuries ruined the season, with Sigalos and Steve Schofield suffering crashes early in the year which kept them out for the rest of the season.  Incidentally, both crashes featured a rider called Sam Ermolenko, of whom we will hear more later.
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Mark Sawbridge