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nacsa70.jpg
A copy of the handbill which was distributed at Glasgow Speedway a few nights before

 

 

NACSA individual Finals 1970

 

Rider

Team

1

2

3

4

5

Tot

Place

K Greenhalgh

Blackley

3

2

2

0

3

10

4

K Gibson

Carrs Wood

X

0

1

2

1

4

 

D Parsons

Leicester

2

1

2

2

0

7

 

K Gibbons

Wednesfield

1

0

0

x

1

2

 

A Douglas

Uxbridge

2

0

0

1

3

6

 

S Potter

Bridgend

3

2

3

2

2

12

1

D Reid

Offerton

1

f

3

2

2

8

 

J Whiting

Blackley

F

1

3

3

0

7

 

J Pinkerton

Sighthill

2

3

0

3

3

11

2

D Wilson

Blackley

3

1

2

r

1

7

 

J Murphy

Seafield

1

2

1

0

2

6

 

D Garnett

Offerton

X

2

3

3

3

11

3

M Cockroft

Ivy House

1

1

1

1

1

5

 

J Watling

Denton

3

3

1

1

0

8

 

J Watchman

Blackley

X

3

2

x

2

7

 

S Baxter

Bridgend

2

3

0

3

r

8

 

 

 

   The NACSA finals were staged in Scotland for the first time on September 20th 1970. It showed the respect in which the Glasgow Association was held that a comparatively young organisation was allowed to present this ‘Blue Riband’ event. It also underlined how well rated the Hawks rack was both within Scotland and further afield. Handbills were produced ( see above), billing this as ‘the greatest cycle speedway event ever held in Scotland’ - and possibly it was.

   Disappointingly, five riders withdrew from the senior event. Frank Smith, Roger Ellis, Jon Grant, Dave Dale and Tony Johnson (again!) were unable to attend.

   John Murphy and Stuart Baxter from Edinburgh were among the replacements, taking the Scottish representation to five.

   In an exceptionally close event, Stuart Potter won with 12 points. After a tie-break Jackie Pinkerton beat Derek Garnett to decide the second and third places.

 

 

There were no absentees for the junior event, which was unfortunate for ‘Moosh’ Nicolson and Mike Blair, who were first and second reserves respectively. Both received medals for the event but spent an inactive afternoon watching the others race.

   Gordon Tennant of Bridgend had bike problems in his first ride but then won all his next four to tie with Pete Swain of Leicester and Rob White of Carrs Wood. They finished in that order in the three man deciding race.

 

   Bridgend had scored a splendid double by supplying both the junior and senior winners.