Ipswich Witches

One of the most famous clubs in British speedway, the Witches were founded in 1950 and, after not racing for a few years in the 60's were one of the most successful sides of the 1970s and into the '80s, where they won the Division One and KO Cup double on two occasions under the guidance of promoter John Berry.

Info

Nickname: Witches

Club Colours: Black, white and blue

Track Size: 285 metres

Track Record: 56.6 Ben Barker June 20 2013

Facilities: Fast food dining areas and bars with seating overlooking track

Founded: 1951

Contact details

Track Address:

Foxhall Stadium,
Foxhall Road,
Ipswich,
IP4 5TL

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Telephone: 01473 623640

Website: www.ipswichwitches.co

Previous top riders

  • John Louis
  • Billy Sanders
  • Tony Davey
  • Dennis Sigalos
  • John Cook
  • Jeremy Doncaster
  • Scott Nicholls
  • Hans Andersen
  • Tomasz Gollob
  • Tony Rickardsson
  • Chris Louis

Promoter

John Louis

Ipswich Witches news

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Ipswich Witches 61 Peterborough Panthers 29

Thursday, August 27, 2015
Nico Covatti

Ipswich ‘Sackers’ Witches will look to end their regular Premier League campaign with a third straight victory on Thursday night – this time against Peterborough Panthers.

Monday, August 24, 2015
Star of the show for Witches at Rye House, Ashley Morris

Rye House Rockets 44 Ipswich Witches 46

Thursday, August 20, 2015
Danny King (left) who was out injured against Berwick and stand-in skipper Gino Manzares

Ipswich Witches 60 Berwick Bandits 30

Thursday, August 20, 2015
Cameron Heeps crashes spectacularly in the final heat of the Ipswich v Workington meeting at Foxhall Stadium, Ipswich, Suffolk, UK on 06 August 2015. Picture: Steve Waller

The Witches have no wriggle room.

Honours

  • Division One champions 1975, 76, 84, 98
  • Division KO Cup winners: 1976, 78, 81, 84 and 98
  • Division Two Cup winners: 1970, 71
  • Fours winners 1991,2011
  • Pairs winners 1976, 77
  • Craven Shield Winners 1998

Manager

Peter Simmons