1994 Individual Speedway World Championship

1994 Individual Speedway World Championship
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The 1994 Individual Speedway World Championship

1994 was the last championship to be staged in the traditional single meeting World Final format before the advent of the Speedway Grand Prix series in 1995. The Final was held on 20 August at the Speedway Center in Vojens, Denmark.

The 1994 Speedway World Final programme.

Sweden's Tony Rickardsson won the first of what would prove to be a record equalling 6 World Championships, defeating Danish former triple champion Hans Nielsen and Australia's Craig Boyce in a runoff after all three riders finished on 12 points.

QualificationEdit

Australian QualificationEdit

Date Venue Winner Runner-up 3rd place
Queensland Championship
December 1993   Brisbane Exhibition Ground   Troy Butler   Jason Crump   Tony Rose
New South Wales Championship
27 December 1993   Gosford Speedway   Craig Boyce   Stephen Davies   Tony Primmer
Victorian Championship
December 1993   Olympic Park Speedway   Leigh Adams   Mark Lemon   Jason Lyons
South Australian Championship
December 1993   North Arm Speedway   Shane Parker   Brett Woodfield   Steve Graetz
Western Australian Championship
December 1993   Claremont Speedway   Steve Johnston   ?   ?
Final
22 January 1994   Olympic Park Speedway   Leigh Adams   Jason Lyons   Jason Crump

Australian FinalEdit

Pos. Rider Total
1   Leigh Adams 15
2   Jason Lyons 13
3   Jason Crump 11+3
4   Craig Boyce 11+2
5   Shane Parker 10
6   Mick Poole 9
7   Tony Langdon 9
8   Cory Alderton 9
9   Mark Lemon 8
10   Troy Butler 7
11   Stephen Davies 5
12   Brett Woodfield 4
13   Tony Rose 4
14   Steve Johnston 2
15   Wayne Lorimer 1
16   Greg Barlett 1


New Zealand QualificationEdit

Date Venue Winner Runner-up 3rd place
South Island Championship
?  Ruapunda Speedway   Mark Thorpe   Mark Jamiesson   Trevor Chapman
North Island Championship
?  Stratford Speedway   Nathan Murray   Mike Wilson   Tony Nagel
New Zealand Final
5 February  Stratford Speedway   Mark Thorpe   Tony Nagel   Mark Jamiesson

New Zealand FinalEdit

  • February 5, 1994
  •   NZL Stratford, Stratford Speedway
  • First 2 to Commonwealth Final
Pos. Rider Total
1   Mark Thorpe 15
2   Tony Nagel 14
3   Mark Jamiesson 13
4   Steve Mudgway 11
5   Nathan Murray 9
6   Mike Wilson 8
7   Galvin Stone 8
8   Craig Barker 8
9   Trevor Chapman 6
10   Justin Monk 6
11   Dean Cooper 5
12   Rhys Hamburger 4
13   Jackyi Mauger (wom.) 4
14   Chris Penny 4
15   Scott Mitchell 2
16   Daniel Burberry 1


British QualificationEdit

Date Venue Winner Runner-up 3rd place
Quarter-Finals
28 March  Exeter ? ? ?
2 April  Swindon   David Blackbird   Paul Hurry   Alun Rossiter
Semi-Finals
18 April  Reading   Dave Mullett   Chris Louis   Jeremy Doncaster
18 April  Wolverhampton   Joe Screen   Mark Loram   Simon Cross
Final
1 May  Coventry   Andy Smith   Joe Screen   Steve Schoefeld result

British FinalEdit

Placing Rider Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pts Pos 21
    (12) Andy Smith 12 2 1 3 3 3 12 1
    (4) Joe Screen 11 0 3 3 2 3 11 2 3
    (6) Steve Schofield 11 1 3 3 3 1 11 3 2
4   (10) Gary Havelock 11 3 1 2 3 2 11 4 1
5   (5) Dean Barker 10 3 3 2 1 1 10 5
6   (2) Jeremy Doncaster 9 3 0 1 2 3 9 6
7   (3) Mark Loram 9 1 3 3 0 2 9 7
8   (11) Martin Dugard 9 0 2 2 3 2 9 8
9   (14) Simon Cross 9 3 2 2 2 0 9 9
10   (16) Chris Louis 7 2 0 1 2 2 7 10
11   (8) Kelvin Tatum 6 0 2 1 0 3 6 11
12   (9) Ben Howe 4 1 2 0 0 1 4 12
13   (1) Richard Knight 4 2 0 0 1 1 4 13
14   (7) David Mullett 3 2 1 0 E 0 3 14
15   (13) Kenny McKinna 3 0 1 1 1 0 3 15
16   (15) Paul Hurry 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 16
R1   (R1) Scott Lamb 0 0 R1
R2   (R2) David Norris 0 0 R2
Placing Rider Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pts Pos 21

m - exclusion for exceeding two minute time allowance • t - exclusion for touching the tapes • x - other exclusion • e - retired or mechanical failure • f - fell • ns - non-starter • nc - non-classify

gate A - inside gate B gate C gate D - outside


Swedish QualificationEdit

Date Venue Winner Runner-up 3rd place
Semi-Finals
8 May  Målilla   Per Jonsson   Henrik Gustafsson   Mikael Karlsson
8 May  Nyköping   Erik Stenlund   Niklas Klingberg   Conny Ivarsson
Final
24 May  Kumla   Henrik Gustafsson   Per Jonsson   Tony Rickardsson

Swedish FinalEdit

Placing Rider Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pts Pos 21
    (2) Henrik Gustafsson 13 1 3 3 3 3 13 1
    (5) Per Jonsson 13 3 3 2 3 2 13 2
    (13) Tony Rickardsson 12 3 2 2 2 3 12 3
4   (15) Stefan Danno 10 2 3 0 3 2 10 4
5   (3) Jimmy Nilsen 10 2 1 3 2 2 10 5
6   (11) Niklas Klingberg 9 2 2 1 1 3 9 6 3
7   (1) Mikael Karlsson 9 3 1 0 2 3 9 7 2
8   (7) Erik Stenlund 9 1 0 3 3 2 9 8 1
9   (12) Tony Olsson 7 1 3 1 1 1 7 9
10   (10) Peter Nahlin 6 3 1 1 1 0 6 10
11   (14) Jorgen Johansson 6 1 2 2 0 1 6 11
12   (16) Christer Rohlen 5 0 1 3 0 1 5 12
13   (4) Claes Ivarsson 4 0 2 0 2 E 4 13
14   (8) Conny Ivarsson 4 2 F 1 0 1 4 14
15   (6) Niklas Karlsson 3 0 0 2 1 0 3 15
16   (9) Patrick Olsson 0 0 0 - - - 0 16
R1   (R1) Robert Eriksson 0 0 0 0 0 R1
R2   (R2) Anders Kling 0 0 R2
Placing Rider Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pts Pos 21

m - exclusion for exceeding two minute time allowance • t - exclusion for touching the tapes • x - other exclusion • e - retired or mechanical failure • f - fell • ns - non-starter • nc - non-classify

gate A - inside gate B gate C gate D - outside


Danish QualificationEdit

Date Venue Winner Runner-up 3rd place
Finals
28 May  Holstebro   Gert Handberg   Tommy Knudsen   Claus Jacobsen
29 May  Randers   Hans Nielsen   Claus Jacobsen   John Jørgensen

Danish FinalEdit

  • May 28-29, 1994
  •   DEN - 2 Rounds (Holstebro & Randers)
  • First 5 to Nordic Final plus 1 reserve
Pos. Rider Scores Total
1   Hans Nielsen 24
2   Claus Jacobsen 22
3   Gert Handberg 21
4   Jan Staechmann 20
5   Tommy Knudsen 20
6   Martin Vinther 18
7   John Jørgensen 17
8   Jacob Olsen 16
9   Brian Karger 16
10   Brian Andersen 13
11   Frede Schott 13
12   Ole Hansen 11
13   Jan Andersen 8
Res   Ronni Pedersen 7
14   Morten Andersen 6
Res   Soren Damgärd 6
15   Bo Skov Eriksen 1
16   Kjed Mikkelsen 0


Intercontinental RoundEdit

Date Venue Winner Runner-up 3rd place
American Final
22 May  Ventura Raceway   Greg Hancock   Billy Hamill   Josh Larsen
Commonwealth Final
22 May  King's Lynn   Mark Loram   Martin Dugard   Joe Screen
Overseas Final
12 June  Coventry   Sam Ermolenko   Greg Hancock   Craig Boyce
Scandinavian Final
12 June  Eskilstuna   Hans Nielsen   Tommy Knudsen   Tony Rickardsson

American FinalEdit

Placing Rider Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pts Pos 21 22
    (15) Greg Hancock 15 3 3 3 3 3 15 1
    (13) Billy Hamill 13 2 2 3 3 3 13 2 3
    (9) Josh Larsen 13 3 3 3 2 2 13 3 2
4   (11) Mike Faria 11 2 2 2 2 3 11 4 3
5   (2) Charlie Ermolenko 11 3 2 2 1 3 11 5 2
6   (6) Chris Manchester 10 3 3 3 1 F 10 6
7   (7) Charlie Venegas 8 2 1 2 3 F 8 7
8   (1) Bobby Schwartz 7 2 1 1 1 2 7 8
9   (5) Jim Sisemore 6 1 0 1 2 2 6 9
10   (14) Ed Castro 6 1 1 2 2 0 6 10
11   (16) Brent Werner 5 0 3 0 1 1 5 11
12   (3) John Aden 5 1 0 1 3 E 5 12
13   (4) Bobby Hadden 4 0 2 1 0 1 4 13
14   (12) Andy Horthrup 2 1 0 0 0 1 2 14
15   (8) Josh Kehoe 2 T 1 T 0 1 2 15
16   (10) Brad Oxley 0 0 T 0 0 0 0 16
R1   (R1) Jeam Eastes 0 0 F 0 R1
Placing Rider Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pts Pos 21 22

m - exclusion for exceeding two minute time allowance • t - exclusion for touching the tapes • x - other exclusion • e - retired or mechanical failure • f - fell • ns - non-starter • nc - non-classify

gate A - inside gate B gate C gate D - outside

Commonwealth FinalEdit

Placing Rider Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pts Pos 21
    (4) Mark Loram 14 3 3 3 2 3 14 1
    (15) Martin Dugard 13 2 3 2 3 3 13 2
    (5) Joe Screen 12 3 2 3 3 1 12 3
4   (14) Leigh Adams 11 1 3 3 2 2 11 4
5   (1) Chris Louis 10 1 1 3 3 2 10 5
6   (13) Jeremy Doncaster 9 3 0 1 2 3 9 6
7   (8) Jason Lyons 8 1 2 2 3 F 8 7
8   (6) Craig Boyce 8 2 2 2 1 1 8 8
9   (10) Gary Havelock 7 3 1 0 2 1 7 9
10   (3) Jason Crump 7 2 1 1 1 2 7 10
11   (9) Mitch Shirra 6 0 3 0 0 3 6 11
12   (7) Andy Smith 4 F 0 2 0 2 4 12
13   (11) Steve Schofield 4 2 2 0 F 0 4 13
14   (12) Mark Thorpe 3 1 0 1 1 0 3 14
15   (16) Dean Barker 2 0 1 1 0 E 2 15
16   (2) Simon Cross 0 0 0 F - - 0 16
R1   (R1) Kelvin Tatum 0 0 R1
R2   (R2) Shane Parker 0 0 R2
Placing Rider Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pts Pos 21

m - exclusion for exceeding two minute time allowance • t - exclusion for touching the tapes • x - other exclusion • e - retired or mechanical failure • f - fell • ns - non-starter • nc - non-classify

gate A - inside gate B gate C gate D - outside

Overseas FinalEdit

Placing Rider Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pts Pos 21
    (3) Sam Ermolenko 14 3 3 3 3 2 14 1
    (6) Greg Hancock 12 3 3 3 2 1 12 2 3
    (7) Craig Boyce 12 2 2 3 3 2 12 3 2
4   (8) Leigh Adams 11 1 3 2 3 2 11 4
5   (1) Jason Crump 9 2 3 1 0 3 9 5
6   (12) Josh Larsen 9 0 2 3 1 3 9 6
7   (2) Mark Loram 8 1 2 2 2 1 8 7
8   (5) Chris Louis 8 0 2 1 2 3 8 8
9   (9) Billy Hamill 8 1 1 0 3 3 8 9
10   (14) Joe Screen 7 2 1 1 2 1 7 10
11   (16) Charles Ermolenko 6 3 0 2 1 0 6 11
12   (10) Gary Havelock 5 3 0 2 0 0 5 12
13   (4) Jeremy Doncaster 4 0 1 1 0 2 4 13
14   (11) Martin Dugard 3 2 1 0 0 0 3 14
15   (13) Mike Faria 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 15
16   (15) Jason Lyons 2 0 0 0 1 1 2 16
R1   (R1) Mitch Shirra 0 0 R1
R2   (R2) Chris Manchester 0 0 R2
Placing Rider Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pts Pos 21

m - exclusion for exceeding two minute time allowance • t - exclusion for touching the tapes • x - other exclusion • e - retired or mechanical failure • f - fell • ns - non-starter • nc - non-classify

gate A - inside gate B gate C gate D - outside

Nordic FinalEdit

  • June 12, 1994
  •   SWE Eskilstuna, Smedstadion
  • First 9 to World Semi-final plus 1 reserve
Placing Rider Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pts Pos 21
    (3) Hans Nielsen 13 2 3 2 3 3 13 1
    (9) Tommy Knudsen 12 3 0 3 3 3 12 2 3
    (5) Tony Rickardsson 12 1 3 3 2 3 12 3 2
4   (1) Henrik Gustafsson 10 0 2 3 2 3 10 4
5   (2) Per Jonsson 10 1 3 1 3 2 10 5
6   (4) Lars Gunnestad 10 3 3 2 1 1 10 6
7   (7) Stefan Danno 8 0 2 3 3 0 8 7
8   (6) Gert Handberg 8 3 1 2 2 8 8
9   (16) Jan Staechmann 8 2 2 2 1 1 8 9
10   (8) Claus Jacobsen 7 2 1 1 1 2 7 10
11   (15) Jimmy Nilsen 5 3 X 2 0 X 5 11
12   (14) Vesa Ylinen 5 1 2 0 0 2 5 12
13   (11) Rune Holta 4 T 1 1 2 F 4 13
14   (13) Mika Pellinen 4 2 1 1 0 0 4 14
15   (12) Marko Huyyrylainen 3 1 0 0 1 1 3 15
16   (10) Martin Vinther 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 16
R1   (R1) Magnus Zetterstrom 0 0 R1
Placing Rider Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pts Pos 21

m - exclusion for exceeding two minute time allowance • t - exclusion for touching the tapes • x - other exclusion • e - retired or mechanical failure • f - fell • ns - non-starter • nc - non-classify

gate A - inside gate B gate C gate D - outside


Continental RoundEdit

Date Venue Winner Runner-up 3rd place
Preliminary Round
24 April  Krsko   Sandor Tihanyi   Andrea Maida   Gabor Roth
24 April  Lonigo   Rinat Mardanshin   Zdenek Schneiderwind   Robert Barth
24 April  Pfaffenhofen   Simon Wigg   Vladimir Voronkow   Jiri Stancl II
24 April  Pila   Grigory Kharchenko   Adam Pawliczek   Andrey Korolev
Quarter-Finals
8 May  Marmande   Grzegorz Rempala   Roman Matousek   Massimo Mora
8 May  Diedenbergen   Roman Jankowski   Armando Castagna   Antonin Kasper, Jr.
8 May  Neustadt-Donau   Marvyn Cox   Marian Jirout   Robert Nagy
8 May  Pila   Piotr Swist   Jacek Rempala   Simon Wigg
Semi-Finals
12 June  Bydgoszcz   Tomasz Gollob   Marvyn Cox   Jacek Gollob
12 June  Miskolc   Antonin Kasper, Jr.   Armando Castagna   Roman Jankowski

World Semi-finalsEdit

Semi-final 1Edit

Placing Rider Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pts Pos 21 22
    (9) Mark Loram 14 2 3 3 3 3 14 1
    (2) Hans Nielsen 13 3 3 3 3 1 13 2
    (11) Henrik Gustafsson 12 3 2 3 1 3 12 3
4   (6) Josh Larsen 11 3 2 1 2 3 11 4
5   (4) Marvyn Cox 11 2 3 3 1 2 11 5
6   (5) Chris Louis 9 2 2 2 2 1 9 6
7   (16) Piotr Swist 8 1 2 0 3 2 8 7
8   (1) Craig Boyce 8 1 1 2 2 2 8 8
9   (15) Roman Jankowski 7 3 3 1 0 0 7 9
10   (10) Claus Jacobsen 6 1 1 1 0 3 6 10
11   (3) Bohumil Brhel 6 0 1 2 1 2 6 11
12   (8) Lars Gunnestad 6 1 1 1 2 1 6 12
13   (12) Jacek Gollob 4 0 0 0 3 1 4 13
14   (14) Armando Castagna 3 2 0 0 1 0 3 14
15   (13) Leigh Adams 2 0 0 2 0 - 2 15
16   (7) Robert Nagy 0 0 0 0 - - 0 16
R1   (R1) Joe Screen 0 0 R1
R2   (R2) Roman Matousek 0 0 R2
Placing Rider Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pts Pos 21 22

m - exclusion for exceeding two minute time allowance • t - exclusion for touching the tapes • x - other exclusion • e - retired or mechanical failure • f - fell • ns - non-starter • nc - non-classify

gate A - inside gate B gate C gate D - outside

Semi-final 2Edit

Placing Rider Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pts Pos 21 22
    (5) Tomasz Gollob 14 3 3 3 3 2 14 1
    (8) Tony Rickardsson 12 1 3 3 3 2 12 2
    (16) Jan Staechmann 11 2 2 3 2 2 11 3 3
4   (7) Sam Ermolenko 11 2 1 2 3 3 11 4 2
5   (11) Stefan Danno 11 3 3 1 1 3 11 5 1
6   (15) Tommy Knudsen 11 3 2 2 1 3 11 6 0
7   (1) Jason Crump 9 3 2 2 1 1 9 7
8   (12) Greg Hancock 8 2 0 1 2 3 8 8 3
9   (13) Billy Hamill 8 1 T 3 2 2 8 9 2
10   (4) Tomas Topinka 8 2 1 1 3 1 8 10
11   (14) Zoltan Adorjan 5 0 3 2 0 X 5 11
12   (9) Ryszard Franczyszyn 5 0 1 1 2 1 5 12
13   (2) Dariusz Sledz 2 0 2 0 0 0 2 13
14   (6) Simon Wigg 2 0 1 0 0 1 2 14
15   (3) Gert Handberg 2 1 0 0 1 0 2 15
16   (10) Antonin Kasper, Jr. 1 1 E E - - 1 16
R1   (R1) Grigory Kharchenko 0 0 0 0 R1
R2   (R2) Petr Vandirek 0 F 0 R2
Placing Rider Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pts Pos 21 22

m - exclusion for exceeding two minute time allowance • t - exclusion for touching the tapes • x - other exclusion • e - retired or mechanical failure • f - fell • ns - non-starter • nc - non-classify

gate A - inside gate B gate C gate D - outside


World FinalEdit

Placing Rider Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pts Pos 21
    (6) Tony Rickardsson 12 2 2 2 3 3 12 1 3
    (11) Hans Nielsen 12 3 3 3 X 3 12 2 2
    (13) Craig Boyce 12 2 2 3 3 2 12 3 1
4   (12) Greg Hancock 11 1 3 3 3 1 11 4
5   (1) Tommy Knudsen 10 3 3 1 0 3 10 5
6   (14) Marvyn Cox 9 3 0 3 2 1 9 6
7   (10) Henrik Gustafsson 9 2 3 2 1 1 9 7
8   (8) Mark Loram 9 1 2 2 2 2 9 8
9   (2) Josh Larsen 7 2 1 0 1 3 7 9
10   (15) Jan Stæchmann 7 1 2 2 2 0 7 10
11   (7) Jason Crump 6 3 0 0 1 2 6 11
12   (3) Chris Louis 6 1 1 1 3 0 6 12
13   (5) Sam Ermolenko 6 0 1 1 2 2 6 13
14   (4) Stefan Dannö 2 0 1 1 0 0 2 14
15   (16) Piotr Świst 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 15
16   (9) Tomasz Gollob 0 0 0 - - - 0 16
R1   (R1) Billy Hamill 0 1 0 R1
R2   (R2) Roman Jankowski 0 0 0 0 R2
Placing Rider Total 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Pts Pos 21

m - exclusion for exceeding two minute time allowance • t - exclusion for touching the tapes • x - other exclusion • e - retired or mechanical failure • f - fell • ns - non-starter • nc - non-classify

gate A - inside gate B gate C gate D - outside

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