1937 Individual Speedway World Championship

The 1937 Individual Speedway World Championship was the second edition of the official World Championship to determine the world champion rider.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

An attendance of 85,000 (a record for speedway in the United Kingdom at the time) saw Jack Milne win all five races to head an all USA top three on the podium. The track was criticised and was described as being too deep with cinders.[7]

The 1937 Speedway World Final programme.

World finalEdit

Pos. Rider Semi-Final Points Final Points Final Heats Total Points
1   Jack Milne 13 15 (3,3,3,3,3) 28
2   Wilbur Lamoreaux 12 13 (3,3,3,1,3) 25
3   Cordy Milne 11 12 (2,3,2,3,2) 23
4   Jack Parker 11 10 (2,3,1,2,2) 21
5   Ginger Lees 10 9 (1,1,2,2,3) 19
6   Frank Charles 10 7 (0,0,1,3,3) 17
7   Lionel Van Praag 11 6 (3,0,-,3,0) 17
8   Bill Kitchen 7 9 (1,2,2,2,2) 16
9   George Newton 11 5 (3,0,0,0,2) 16
10   Eric Langton 12 4 (1,0,0,3,0) 16
11   Morian Hansen 7 8 (1,2,3,1,1) 15
12   Eric Chitty 11 4 (0,2,0,1,1) 15
13   Joe Abbott 8 6 (2,1,1,2,0) 14
14   Arthur Atkinson 8 6 (2,0,2,1,1) 14
15   Frank Varey 8 3 (0,1,1,0,1) 11
16   Tommy Croombs 6 2 (0,2,0,0,0) 8
17   Bob Harrison 7 - - 7
18   Alec Statham 6 0 (0) 6

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Oakes, Peter (1981). 1981 Speedway Yearbook. Studio Publications (Ipswich) Ltd. pp. 20–21. ISBN 0-86215-017-5.
  2. ^ "World Championship 1936-1994". Edinburgh Speedway. Retrieved 5 July 2021.
  3. ^ "WORLD FINALS 1936-1994" (PDF). Speedway Researcher. Retrieved 5 July 2021.
  4. ^ "HISTORY SPEEDWAY and LONGTRACK". Speedway.org. Retrieved 5 July 2021.
  5. ^ "WORLD INDIVIDUAL FINAL - RIDER INDEX". British Speedway. Retrieved 5 July 2021.
  6. ^ "Speedway riders, history and results". wwosbackup. Retrieved 5 July 2021.
  7. ^ "World Speedway Championship". Coventry Evening Telegraph. 3 September 1937. Retrieved 5 July 2021 – via British Newspaper Archive.