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Dave Morton

Dave Morton, nicknamed Mort or Big Mort  being elder brother to Chris Morton (Young Mort) born in Eccles, Lancashire in 1953 started his speedway riding profession in 1971 at Belle Vue Aces, he rode for a number of teams during his 16 year speedway career including Crewe Kings 1971-74, Hackney Hawks 1973-77, Wolverhampton Wolves 1978-80, Sheffield Tigers 1981-85 also Ellesmere Port Gunners in 1985, Newcastle Diamonds 1986-87  

The photo on the left shows Dave as a team member of the Wolverhampton Wolves.  

When asked David lists the achievements he remembers as -
Becoming New Zealand Champion in 1975, being a member of the Team that were League Champions in 1972 (Crewe) and his membership of the England Test Team in 1975.

When asked what he was most proud of during his speedway career and he replied his career itself and felt that being able to earn a living from speedway racing was something he has always been proud of.

It would seem that Dave enjoyed every moment of his time in speedway except perhaps that time he describes as his worse memory, breaking his leg at Hackney this injury keeping out of racing for most of 1977.

Dave Morton retired from riding in 1987 and is now a member of the World Speedway Riders Association The photograph to the right shows Dave in track action for Crew and is circa 1974

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