Andy Smith (speedway rider)

Andrew "Andy" Smith (born 25 May 1966 in York, England) is a retired British motorcycle speedway rider.

Andy Smith
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Andy Smith (center), 1992
Born (1966-05-25) 25 May 1966 (age 54)
York, England
Nationality Great Britain
Current club information
British leagueNone
Polish leagueGdańsk
Career history
1982-1990, 1998-2001, 2005Belle Vue Aces
1989-1990Bradford Dukes
1991, 1998, 2004Swindon Robins
1991, 1993-1994Smederna (SWE)
1992Skepparna (SWE)
1992-1995, 1997Coventry Bees
2003Oxford Cheetahs
2006-2007Reading Racers
Individual honours
1993, 1994, 1995British Champion
Team honours
1982, 1992British League Champion
1997Craven Shield Winner
1990Gold Cup Winner

CareerEdit

Andy Smith won the British Speedway Championship three times in a row in 1993, 1994 and 1995, giving him the distinction of being one of only three riders ever to achieve this feat.[1]

Smith also rode in Australia during his career, including the 1990/91 Australian season when he based himself at the 520 metres (570 yd) Claremont Speedway in Perth, Western Australia. Despite Claremont being almost twice the length of most British tracks, on 18 January 1991 Smith defeated home town hero, and twice Australian Champion Glenn Doyle in the King of Claremont Classic. Smith also finished 2nd to Sweden's Dennis Löfqvist at the Boxing Day (26 December 1990) International at the 610 metres (670 yd) Melbourne Showgrounds.

World Final AppearancesEdit

Individual World ChampionshipEdit

World Team CupEdit

Speedway Grand Prix resultsEdit

Year Position Points Best Finish Notes
1995 19th 34 6th
1996 17th 19 8th
1997 14th 22 9th
1998 14th 43 6th
1999 20th 22 13th
2000 25th 10 19th
2001 22nd 12 17th
2002 20th 29 13th

See alsoEdit

World Longtrack ChampionshipEdit

Finals

1991 -   Marianske Lazne 10pts (8th)

1992 -   Pfarrkirchen 5pts (12th)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Oakes, P.(2004). British Speedway Who's Who. ISBN 0-948882-81-6

External linksEdit