Raw Speed - The Autobiography of the Three-Times World Speedway Champion

Author: Tai Woffinden

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 1789461588

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

View: 9731


Following in his late father's footsteps, Tai Woffinden made his name as Britain's most successful speedway rider ever. Known for his speed on the tracks and his quirky tattoos, he is a popular figure within the sport and beyond it. With a vast array of titles to his name, including youngest ever Grand Prix World Champion, achieved at the age of twenty-three, Tai has come a long way from his Scunthorpe roots. His love affair with speedway began when his family emigrated to Australia while he was a child, where he became a local champion while still at school. He has not been without his share of struggles, however. In 2010, he lost his father, the popular speedway rider Rob Woffinden, to cancer, which, combined with issues within his team, resulted in a difficult season. Then, in 2019, during his defence of his World Championship, he crashed heavily during a race in Poland and was badly injured, breaking his back. Such setbacks do not keep true champions down for long, however - Tai will be back, to dazzle his thousands of fans with his unique combination of flamboyant skill and raw courage. Told with his trademark honesty and directness, his autobiography provides an eye-opening insight into the life of one of speedway's greatest talents and most beloved stars. © images; not to be copied or reproduced without permission.

No Breaks

Author: Roddy McDougall

Publisher: eBook Partnership

ISBN: 1785319299

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 322

View: 5513


No Breaks: A Lost Season in British Speedway is a story of survival. Once the country's second most popular sport, filling Wembley Stadium for meetings, speedway now gets by on crowds numbered in the hundreds. It's been banished to industrial estates in towns like Redcar and Scunthorpe and generally forgotten by the mainstream media. And yet, going into 2020, things were looking up: several star riders were returning to race in Britain for the first time in years and a new, long-term TV contract was in place. Then the coronavirus lockdown happened, cancelling the league season and threatening the sport's very existence. Starting in September 2019, No Breaks hears from those who earn a living from speedway - the riders - and those who continue to keep it alive against the odds: the promoters and fans. Month by month, the book explores British speedway's current health - itself a reflection of wider society - while shining a much-needed light on many compelling and positive stories.

Hammerin' Around

Author: Brian Belton

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0750952474

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 6833


This is a history of speedway at the West Ham stadium, from its first-ever dirt track meeting in 1928 to its final season in 1971. Exhaustively researched and supplemented with detailed statistical appendixes, this is a nostalgic but worthy tribute to the track heroes of a bygone era.

The Sporting News

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Sports

Page: N.A

View: 4275


Sports Pages of the Los Angeles Times

Author: Bill Shirley

Publisher: Harry N Abrams Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Los Angeles

Page: 286

View: 4496


Newspaper selections describe the major events in baseball, football, boxing, tennis, automobile racing, and other sports from 1883 to 1983