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Newtongrange Speedway

1928 - 1973

The following is taken from the book “Homes of British Speedway”

“Victoria Park was the home of Newtongrange Star football Club a Scottish junior side. Full details remain sketchy, by Walter Elliott was reported to have tested a new Scott on the Newtongrange track in 1928.

After Reaching an agreement with the Scottish Speedway Riders’ Club, the Victoria Park raceway was made available for weekday training purposes in 1950. What were described as ‘racing practice meetings’ were also held.”

“Speedway returned to the venue on 27 May 1970 when Newtongrange Saints beat Berwich 39-37 in a challenge match. A total of seven meetings were staged that year (while one other was rained off), under the promotion of Lothian Speedways, who were better known as Danny Taylor and Walter Elliot.

Run by James Wallace and James Beaton under the auspices of Speedway Promotions, the shale sport returned to Victoria Park for a series of open-licence meeting in 1973” The side now assembled to represent Newtongrange were called the Monarchs.

The track, following a period when it was used for stock car racing it was levelled for redevelopment in 1994

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Thanks go to Michael Terran for the two program cover images the left 1970 and right 1073 also John Javis for copy and information taken from his and Robert Bamford’s book Homes of British Speedway