Vargarna

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Vargarna
Club information
Track address ICA Maxi Arena
Country Sweden
Founded1947
Team manager Peter Jansson
Team captain Kim Nilsson
League Allsvenskan
Website www.vargarnaspeedway.se
Club facts
Track size271metres
Major team honours
Allsvenskan Gold1949, 1951, 1953, 1954, 1960, 1961
Elitserien Silver2009

Vargarna are a Swedish motorcycle speedway team based in Norrköping, Sweden. The name Vargarna literally translates into English as "The Wolves". Perhaps the club's most notable rider in recent years was the former world champion Nicki Pedersen, who signed for the team in 2010. [1] He captained the side before leaving the club for Dackarna ahead of the 2014 season.

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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).

Norrköping Place in Östergötland, Sweden

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Sweden, officially the Kingdom of Sweden, is a Scandinavian Nordic country in Northern Europe. It borders Norway to the west and north and Finland to the east, and is connected to Denmark in the southwest by a bridge-tunnel across the Öresund, a strait at the Swedish-Danish border. At 450,295 square kilometres (173,860 sq mi), Sweden is the largest country in Northern Europe, the third-largest country in the European Union and the fifth largest country in Europe by area. Sweden has a total population of 10.2 million of which 2.5 million has a foreign background. It has a low population density of 22 inhabitants per square kilometre (57/sq mi). The highest concentration is in the southern half of the country.

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