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Oxford Speedway

1949 -1950

Oxford, like all other tracks could not run league matches during World War II, like many other tracks they did run open meeting particularly at the start of hostilities. However as the war progressed meeting all but stopped at Oxford.

At the end of the war the track was renovated with adjustments being made to the bends and the first post war event was held on the Oxford track on the 21 April 1949. This was Oxfords first year in a league having until now only held open meeting, their first match against Hastings was not the stuff of dreams - they lost 47-37.

They continued in the National League Division Three for the rest of 1949 and 1950, winning the National Trophy (division three) in 1950 and moving up a league in 1951 when they raced in National League Division Two.

Cover courtesy Richard Austin

From information found in the Homes of British Speedway by Robert Bamford & John Jarvis

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