Poland, Sweden, Denmark, Australia and the UK are the leading proponents of speedway. Here are some of the top competitions.
This is where the gladiators of speedway compete for the right to claim the title of speedway world whampion. The world’s best speedway racers compete in a series of races to find the ultimate champion. The qualifying riders are selected by a variety of methods, including previous championship winners and riders nominated by the promoters for their potential.
BRITISH SPEEDWAY – SGB PREMIERSHIP
In the UK, the Speedway Great Britain (SGB) Premiership is the top division of league competition. The league features nine teams who compete against each other, from March to October, four times every season - two home and two away. The top four teams end the regular season with a play-off to decide the champions.
SPEEDWAY OF NATIONS
The Speedway of Nations replaced the Speedway World Cup in 2018. It’s an annual event with the motto ‘no brakes, no gears, no fears’. In the competition, 15 nations compete in total. The event is divided into two semi-final events, with two riders from seven national teams racing. The top three then head for the finals where they join last year’s winners. This is followed by the final qualifier and the Grand Final.
SWEDISH SPEEDWAY - ELITE SERIES
Speedway in Sweden is one of the most popular motorsports in the country. A fact reflected in the country’s outstanding performance on the international stage. The Elitserien (the Elite Series) is the top professional league in the three-tier system and consists of nine teams. Every season has 18 rounds where all teams meet twice (home and away). An end-of-season play-off decides the ultimate winner.
If you’re yearning for some speedway action, you can indulge in some virtual racing. Many leading sportsbooks have 24/7 speedway races, so you are never more than a couple of minutes away from being able to place a bet. The race might be virtual but the bet and any winnings are real. It’s a blast.