Tommy Price (born 1907)

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Tommy Price
Born 1907
Burscough Bridge, Lancashire,
England
Nationality Flag of England.svg England
Current club information
Career status Retired
Career history
1929-1930, 1936-1937 Liverpool Chads
1929-1930 Preston
1931 Leicester Super
1934 Birmingham Bulldogs
1936-1938 Belle Vue Aces/Merseysiders

Tommy Price (born 1907, date of death unknown) was a speedway rider who rode for several teams between 1929 and 1937.

Motorcycle speedway motorcycle sport

Motorcycle speedway, usually referred to as speedway, is a motorcycle sport involving four and sometimes up to six riders competing over four anti-clockwise laps of an oval circuit. The motorcycles are specialist machines which use only one gear and have no brakes; racing takes place on a flat oval track usually consisting of dirt, loosely packed shale, or crushed rock. Competitors use this surface to slide their machines sideways, powersliding or broadsiding into the bends. On the straight sections of the track the motorcycles reach speeds of up to 70 miles per hour (110 km/h).

Career

Price first rode for Liverpool in 1929, and rode for both Liverpool and Preston in the 1929 and 1930 seasons. [1] He rode for the Leicester Super team in the Northern League in 1931, scoring maximum points on his debut, but his season was cut short by a fractured elbow. [2] He then took a break from the sport, returning for one season in 1934 with Birmingham Bulldogs, and then in 1936 he rode for both Liverpool (in the Provincial League) and Belle Vue (in the National League). [1]

Liverpool Chads are a defunct motorcycle speedway team who were based at the Stanley Stadium in Prescot Road, Fairfield, Liverpool, England.

Preston were a British speedway team that existed from 1929 to 1932.

Leicester Super was a motorcycle speedway team based at the Leicester Super Speedway near Melton Road.

He rode in a Provincial League representative team in two matches against Australia in 1937. [1]

Australia Country in Oceania

Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a sovereign country comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and numerous smaller islands. It is the largest country in Oceania and the world's sixth-largest country by total area. The neighbouring countries are Papua New Guinea, Indonesia and East Timor to the north; the Solomon Islands and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. The population of 25 million is highly urbanised and heavily concentrated on the eastern seaboard. Australia's capital is Canberra, and its largest city is Sydney. The country's other major metropolitan areas are Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Adelaide.

Price's brothers Ernie and Norman were also professional speedway riders. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 Bamford, Robert (2003) Speedway: The Pre-War Years, Tempus, ISBN   0-7524-2749-0, p. 214
  2. Jones, Alan (2010) Speedway in Leicester: The Pre-War Years, Automedia, p. 186