Content © Sunderland Speedway Supporters - Ian Martin and Bob Ferry 2003-2013 - ™ © 2013
Keeping Alive Memories of Speedway Racing at the Boldon Stadium, dedicated to the Memory of Vic Harding, Jack Millen, Colin Robertson, Vic Ridgeon, Bernie Aldridge, Pauline Dent and Elizabeth Martin
POWERED BY
Stadium Fact File

TRACK: Boldon Stadium
LENGTH: 310 Yds (282.5 Mts)
TRACK RECORD HOLDER:
John Hart (BIRMINGHAM) 63.2, 23/8/74
3 LAP RECORD HOLDER:
John Hart (BIRMINGHAM) 48.0, 23/8/74
NICKNAMES:
SAINTS (1964), STARS (1971-73),
GLADIATORS(1974)
FIRST RACE WIN AT BOLDON:
Maury McDermott (SUNDERLAND)
68.2 v Newcastle 21/4/64
LAST RACE WIN AT BOLDON:
Brian Havelock...S/LAND v STOKE
66.4 13/09/74
TOP POINTS SCORER: Russ Dent
MOST MEETINGS RODE: Russ Dent
MOST MAXIMUMS: Russ Dent
MOST RIDES: Russ Dent
MOST BONUS POINTS:
George Barclay
WINNER, MOST RIDER OF THE
NIGHT FINAL:
Russ Dent

SCORER OF OVER 300 POINTS IN
A SEASON:

Russ Dent, 1971 312pts
Graeme Smith, 1972 313pts
Brian Havelock, 1974 300pts

HIGHEST AVERAGE:
Jack Millen(1973) 9.74 ave
1964 Jim Airey
1971 Russ Dent, 8,16
1972 Jack Millen, 8.69
1973 Jack Millen, 9.74
1974 Jim Wells, 7.92


100% UNBEATEN RECORD: Ivan Mauger 1964, Riding for Newcastle, 19 Races, 19 Wins at the Boldon Stadium
SUNDERLAND ONLY AWAY LEAGUE WIN: At Weymouth, 3rd September 1974, (38-39)
MOST CONSECUTIVE HOME WINS: 13 in 1973

THE NORTHERN STAR CHAMPIONSHIP:
Won by Dave Baugh in 1971 & 1972 and in 1973 by Russ Dent

BIGGEST HOME WIN: 60-18 v Weymouth Wizards 1974
BIGGEST HOME DEFEAT: 31-47 v Eastbourne Eagles 1971

HOSTED TWO INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS:
England v Scotland 22/6/73,70-38 & 9/6/74, 57-50, England won both meetings

WON THE ANNUAL 4 TEAM TOURNAMENT IN 1972: Sunderland, Berwick, Teeside, Workington

RACE DAYS: SAINTS On a Thursday & STARS/GLADIATORS on a Sunday afternoon and later on a Friday evening

IN ALL SUNDERLAND HAVE USED 5 RACE JACKETS, AND HAD 5 PROGRAMME DESIGNS