Indianerna

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Indianerna
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Club information
Track address Ica Maxi Arena
Country Sweden
Founded 1936
Team manager Peter Johansson
Team captain Piotr Protasiewicz
League Elitserien
Website www.indianerna.nu
Club facts
Colours Red, white and black
Track size 375 metres
Track record time 63.1
Track record date 2016
Track record holder Fredrik Lindgren
Major team honours
Elitserien Gold1990, 1991
Elitserien Silver1953, 1976, 1988, 1992, 1995, 2011, 2015
Elitserien Bronze1952, 1954, 1977, 1986, 1987, 1989, 1996, 1998

Indianerna (the Indians) are a Swedish motorcycle speedway team based in Kumla, Sweden. The club's official name is Kumla MSK and it was founded in 1936 which makes the club one of the oldest motorsport clubs in Sweden. [1] Indianerna was one of the seven teams that competed in Sweden's first speedway league in 1948. The team has won the Swedish team championships two times, in 1990 and 1991.

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References

  1. "History" (in Swedish). Indianerna Speedway. 2008. Retrieved 2008-09-14.