Dream Team : J Maxwell
|Phil Crump||Chris Louis|
Probably the greatest Englishman never to have been World Champion.
Quite simply a living legend.
As hard as they come and I never missed the chance to see him race at Ipswich.
Was so consistent and Jason's career is on a par, although Crump senior was never a
huge hit on the World scene.
The man everyone seems to love to hate. No doubting his ability, just needs that final piece
of luck for that 1st World Title. Fantastic racer.
The greatest speedway entertainer there was. I loved every minute while he was here in the UK
racing and thrilling crowds everywhere. Specially loved his meetings with Kenny Carter and
that unforgettable final heat with John Louis at Belle Vue to decide the 1979 BLRC.
That one race was worth the admission on its own. John being the victor in the end.
People who today bemoan the lack of passing should have seen that race. Passing and repassing
a plenty in that one race. Fantastic stuff.
No dream team should be without a Mr Dependable/Consistent. Has been there, done it and
bought the T-shirt. Only thing missing again was a senior World title.
World U21 Champ in 1990 and 3rd in the Senior World Final of 1993. Fantastic racer and
now back racing again after suffering terrible injuries. Great to see him back.
What a terrible waste his untimely passing was. Odds on to have been the World's number one.
Again he was so consistent. Wherever he rode he gave 110% and was just superb.
I remember him coming to Ipswich as a raw 16 year old and seeing him make great progress
right up until that fateful day in '85'. Great loss to speedway and is still missed. I
would have Billy in my team anyday!
Well there you have it. My dream team. Yes it is probably heavily influenced by Ipswich,
but seeing how I have supported the Witches through thick and thin for over 30 years,
it's hardly suprising.
Cheers for the chance to show my dream team.
This article was first published on 30th April 2004
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