The 1966 British League season was the second season of the highest tier of motorcycle speedway in Great Britain.[1]

Summary

The League expanded to 19, with a new team, the King's Lynn Stars.

Final table

M W D L F A Pts
1 Halifax Dukes 36 27 0 9 1574 1229 54
2 Coventry Bees 36 25 1 10 1548 1255 51
3 Swindon Robins 36 23 0 13 1553 1248 46
4 Wimbledon Dons 36 22 0 14 1485 1314 44
5 Newcastle Diamonds 36 20 0 16 1491.5 1304.5 40
6 Poole Pirates 36 19 2 15 1443 1356 40
7 West Ham Hammers 36 19 1 10 1499.5 1304.5 39
8 Glasgow Tigers 36 18 0 18 1395 1394 36
9 Wolverhampton Wolves 36 17 2 17 1340.5 1461.5 36
10 Exeter Falcons 36 17 1 18 1392.5 1403.5 35
11 Sheffield Tigers 36 17 0 19 1410 1394 34
12 Edinburgh Monarchs 35 17 0 18 1310.5 1413.5 34
13 Belle Vue Aces 36 16 0 20 1362 1443 32
14 Hackney Hawks 36 15 1 20 1347.5 1456.5 31
15 Oxford Cheetahs 36 14 2 20 1291 1510 30
16 King's Lynn Stars 36 15 0 21 1275 1524 30
17 Newport Wasps 36 12 1 23 1319 1486 25
18 Long Eaton Archers 36 12 1 23 1286 1516 25
19 Cradley Heath Heathens 35 10 0 25 1196 1506 20

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

Leading Riders by Average

Rider Nat Team C.M.A.
1 Barry Briggs New Zealand Swindon Robins 11.08
2 Nigel Boocock England Coventry Bees 10.67
3 Sweden Newport Wasps 10.53
4 Eric Boocock England Halifax Dukes 10.41
5 Olle Nygren Sweden Wimbledon Dons 10.32
6 Colin Pratt England Hackney Hawks 9.93
7 Ivan Mauger New Zealand Newcastle Diamonds 9.82
8 Ken McKinlay Scotland West Ham Hammers 9.78
9 Mike Broadbank England Swindon Robins 9.77
10 Norway West Ham Hammers 9.76
11 Trevor Hedge England Wimbledon Dons 9.64
12 England Belle Vue Aces 9.55
13 Denmark Oxford Cheetahs 9.53
14 Norman Hunter England West Ham Hammers 9.42
15 Terry Betts England King's Lynn Stars 9.41

Knockout Cup

See also

List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions

References

  1. ^ "Historic league tables". Speedway Archive.