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

10:40
Danny King (red) and James Sarjeant (blue) will be at Glasgow to try and make the British Final

Three Ipswich Witches riders have been drawn in the British Championship semi-finals to be staged later this month.

Friday, April 29, 2016
Witches team manager Ritchie Hawkins, talks to Kevin Long

Premier League

Somerset Rebels 61 Ipswich Witches 31

Friday, April 29, 2016
Danny King, left and Chris Louis

Director of speedway Chris Louis admitted his side looked ‘more nervous than focused’ as they lost 48-42 at home to Somerset last night.

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Teammates James Sarjeant (blue helmet) and Danny King hit the deck in the opening heat of the Ipswich v Somerset (League Cup) meeting at Foxhall Stadium, Ipswich, UK on 28 April 2016. Picture: Steve Waller       www.stephenwaller.com

Ipswich Witches 42 Somerset Rebels 48

Thursday, April 28, 2016
Nico Covatti on his way to victory in heat eleven of the Ipswich Witches v Sheffield Tigers (League Cup) meeting at Foxhall Stadium, Ipswich, UK on 23 April 2016. Picture: Steve Waller   www.stephenwaller.com

Live updates from Ipswich Witches’ home clash with Somerset Rebels.

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

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