The Scunthorpe Scorpions are a speedway team in the British SGB Championship.[1]

History

The original Scunthorpe side were known as Scunthorpe Saints from 1972 to 1978 when they rode at Quibell Park Stadium on Brumby Wood Lane, and then Scunthorpe Stags from 1979 to 1985 when they rode at Ashby Ville.

After three successful years in the Conference League the side were accepted into the Premier League for 2008. A new team, the Scunthorpe Saints, was formed and continued riding in the Conference League and later the National League with the main aim to develop riders for the Premier League side. The Scorpions won the Premier League in 2012 defeating the Somerset Rebels 92-91 on aggregate.

The club run more speedway events than any other track in Britain with a wide range of amateur meetings, open practices and mini-track sessions providing excellent opportunities for riders to gain track time and develop their skills.

Riders

2019 team

Previous seasons

Other honours

Lincolnshire Cup

Winners: 2005, 2006 & 2007

Easter Cup

Winners: 2006

Humber Bridge Trophy

Winners: 2005

References

  1. ^ Bamford, Robert (1 March 2007). Tempus Speedway Yearbook 2007. NPI Media Group. ISBN 978-0-7524-4250-1.
  2. ^ "Scorpions sign Bergström". BSPA. 12 November 2007. Retrieved 12 November 2007.

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