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|Speedway racing has taken place at
3 separate venues in the Scunthorpe area since 1971. That initial meeting was held at
Quibell Park on 3rd May, with at least 4000 people witnessing a very competitive match
against Hull, the home team coming out in front by 39-38. They continued to compete in
Open races until 1974, whence they joined the second tier of the British League.
By 1979 the team had moved to Ashby Ville Stadium and opened with a defeat against Middlesborough on 6th May of that year.
|The team have enjoyed few major honours, but did win the Pairs Championship in 2006.|
|They were members of the National League from
1975 until 1985, but falling attendances saw a steady decline and the final meeting took
place on 13th May 1985.
It was to be 2005 when the Scorpions took part in speedway action again, this time at the Normanby Road track as a Conference League team.
|At various times in their history the team have been known as the Stags, the Saints and the Scorpions.|
|This section gives a comprehensive picture of
the badges produced for the team throughout the ages, but only provides the briefest of
glimpses of its history. For those wishing to undertake further research we can recommend
a visit to
and for those wishing to read more widely we recommend a visit to
Complete History of the British
by Peter Oakes ISBN-10: 0948882077
|To view a complete collection of badges choose the relevant link below:|
The Scunthorpe Scorpions/Saints currently (2019) contest the SGB Championship. Recent successes include the Premier League Title in 2012, the Conference League Title in 2006 and 2007, and the Conference League Knock-out Cup in 2006 and 2007.
|More detailed information is available
from "Homes of British Speedway' by Robert Bamford & John Jarvis
For all Speedway enthusiasts, John Somerville's website should always be your first port of call:-https://www.skidmarks1928.com/v/photos/john-somerville-collection