Tony Lomas

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Tony Lomas
Born (1945-05-10) 10 May 1945 (age 75)
Rugby, Warwickshire, England
NationalityFlag of England.svg  England
Current club information
Career statusRetired
Career history
1968 Weymouth Eagles
1969 Long Eaton Rangers
1969-1972 Coventry Bees
1973 Oxford Rebels
1973-1974 Exeter Falcons
1975-1976 Leicester Lions
1978-1979 Stoke Potters
Team honours
1974 British League Winner
1969, 1970, 1971Midland Cup Winner

Anthony Carl Lomas (born 10 May 1945) is a British former motorcycle speedway rider.

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Biography

Born in Coventry, Lomas took up speedway at a Coventry training school and after being signed by Coventry Bees was loaned out to Weymouth Eagles in Division Two of the British League in 1968, also riding for his parent club in one league match that year. [1] He averaged over 9 points in his first season, in which he also finished eighth in the Second Division Riders Championship, and in 1969, riding for Long Eaton Rangers, his average rose to almost 10.5 in division two and over 4.7 for Coventry in division one. [1] By 1971 he had improved further and made his debut for England against Scotland, and for the British Lions against Australia, and was also reserve in the World Final. [1] In 1972 he averaged over 8 points per match for Coventry and rode in further test matches for England. [1] In 1973 he left Coventry, riding for Oxford Rebels before moving on to Exeter Falcons and riding in the championship-winning team of 1974. [1] In 1975 he signed for Leicester Lions where he spent two seasons, but with his level of performance dropping, he dropped down to the National League in 1978 with Stoke Potters. [2] He rode for Stoke again in 1979, retiring before the season ended. [3]

World Final appearances

Individual World Championship

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References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 Oakes, Peter & Mauger, Ivan (1976) Who's Who of World Speedway, Studio Publications, ISBN   0-904584-04-6, p. 76
  2. Jones, Alan (2010) Speedway in Leicester: The Lions Roar, Automedia, p. 157
  3. Oakes, Peter (1980) 1980 Speedway Yearbook, Studio Publications, ISBN   0-86215-007-8, p. 263