Wolverhampton Speedway - 1994/5
1994 was a quiet year in which Wolves finished third in the British League. High spot was the World Under-21 Championship victory of Mikael Karlsson, confirming his status as potential Wolves number one. Injuries hampered the season for both Sam and Charles Ermolenko, Carter had a difficult comeback year and Kennett was replaced after a bright start by Andy Grahame, having his third spell at Wolverhampton. In October, Sam Ermolenko won his second British League Ridersâ€™ Championship in an exciting final at Swindon.
In 1995 the first and second divisions merged to
form the Premier League. Wolves
released fit-again Correy to Long Eaton, Charles Ermolenko to Glasgow and
Mikael Karlsson, who stayed at home in Sweden.
In came Jacob Olsen, son of Wolves legend Ole and the exciting
Colin White from Arena-Essex. An
injury to Olsen in May just about finished his season and Van Straaten
admitted that the failure to sign an adequate third heat leader hampered
Wolvesâ€™ progress. Good news was the form of Peter Karlsson, now rivaling
Sam Ermolenko for the number one slot and proving a wily and clever rider
around the tight corners of Monmore Green.