The 1997 Speedway Conference League (also called the Amateur League), was the third tier/division of British speedway. It reverted to being the third tier because during the previous season it was inadvertently the second tier competition while the British League ran as a single merged division.[1]

Summary

The title was won by Peterborough Pumas the junior side belonging to Peterborough Panthers.[2][3]

The majority of the clubs were the junior sides belonging to their respective senior side or a collaboration ran by their senior sides. The Raven Sprockets were a combination of the Reading Racers and Swindon Robins, the Western Warriors were a combination of the Exeter Falcons and Newport Wasps, the Shuttle Cubs were Wolverhampton Wolves and Long Eaton Speedway and finally the Anglian Angels were the Ipswich Witches and Rye House Rockets.

Final league table

[4]

Pos Team Played W D L F A Pts
1 Peterborough Pumas 24 22 1 1 1064 729 45
2 Berwick Border Raiders 24 17 2 5 999 767 36
3 Ryde Wight Wizards 24 15 1 8 987 857 31
4 Buxton Hitmen 24 15 0 9 948 901 30
5 Mildenhall Fen Tigers 24 13 2 9 961 874 28
6 St Austell Gulls 24 13 0 11 963 871 26
7 Raven Sprockets+ 24 10 3 11 820 848 23
8 Western Warriors+ 24 10 0 14 909 946 20
9 Oxford Cubs 24 9 0 15 901 909 18
10 Shuttle Cubs+ 24 9 0 15 799 969 18
11 Lathallan Lighting 24 7 0 17 798 967 14
12 Belle Vue Colts 24 7 0 17 819 1024 14
13 Anglian Angels+ 24 4 1 19 725 1031 9

+ combined team

Other honours

  • Riders' Championship: Jon Armstrong (Buxton), 13 pts

See also

List of United Kingdom Speedway League Champions

References

  1. ^ "1996 tables". Speedway GB.
  2. ^ "1997 tables". Speedway GB.
  3. ^ "Peterborough Panthers". Greyhound Derby.com.
  4. ^ "Table". Speedway Archives.