Saturday, 4 October 2008

Bernt Persson

"Unlike the great Heathens idols that followed him in the late seventies and early eighties, Bernie had the unenviable job of leading Cradley through some of the tougher times. However, his superb statistical record and accomplished riding style has made sure that this 'Black Country Swede' will always remain in the hearts of the old Dudley Wood faithful ..."
Cradley Heath Speedway Club

Bernie seems to have raced in Britain for some 10 years without a single serious accident, despite his name.

His finest hour
1972 World Final (Wembley): Ivan Mauger 13, Bernt Persson 13, Ole Olsen 12, Christer Lofqvist 11, John Louis 11, . . .

* Another Scandinavian 70s speedway star was Norwegian Reidar Eide.

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