The 1960 Provincial Speedway League was the first season of the re-incarnated Provincial League, ten motorcycle speedway teams took part.[1]

Summary

The league was dominated by Rayleigh, Poole and Bristol. Rayleigh and Poole finished on the same points, but Rayleigh triumphed with a superior amount of race points scored. At the end of the season Liverpool and Yarmouth folded and Bristol closed after their track was sold for redevelopment.[2]

Final table

Team M W D L Pts
Rayleigh Rockets 18 16 0 2 32
Poole Pirates 18 16 0 2 32
Bristol Bulldogs 18 15 0 3 30
Sheffield Tigers 18 9 0 9 18
Stoke Potters 18 8 1 9 17
Cradley Heath Heathens 18 8 0 10 16
Yarmouth Bloaters 18 7 0 11 14
Edinburgh Monarchs 18 5 1 12 11
Liverpool Pirates 18 4 0 14 8
Bradford Panthers 18 1 0 17 2

M = Matches; W = Wins; D = Draws; L = Losses; Pts = Total Points

Top Five Riders (League only)

Rider Nat Team C.M.A.
1 England Rayleigh Rockets 11.29
2 Trevor Redmond New Zealand Bristol Bulldogs 10.92
3 Harry Bastable England Cradley Heath Heathens 10.59
4 England Poole Pirates 10.43
5 England Rayleigh Rockets 10.41

See also

List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions

References

  1. ^ "Championship History". Poole Speedway. 2008. Archived from the original on 16 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-18.
  2. ^ "Historic league tables". Speedway Archive.