The Moped track
The Motor cycle sport in Koege has through many years been dominated by motor cross strongly promoted by the late chairman of Koege Sports Motor club and ambulance rescuer Mr. Karl Rogind, and remembered for the famous Police superintendent Vagn Bro, who was a rigid guardian of law and order in his district, but at the same time a friend of motor cycling, when he gave permission to arrange a road racing meeting on the new circular road around the town.
Speedway however was not unfamiliar to Koege town. The sports motor club had mid 70-es a speedway in the small village Olsemagle 2½ mile northwest of the town. An enthusiastic universal handyman named Arne Andersen was all over the place repairing the start machine, buying trophies and writing programmes etc. How many meetings there have been on the track we do not know.
The magazine “Motor Bladet” brought in 1976 a report from a meeting held on July 24th that year. It was a moped speedway programme with a starting list of 51 riders in 3 groups. Among them a girl, Susanne Nielsen who did not reach the top but impressed with brave and powerful riding.
The competition was close and a total of 63 heat had to be ridden before all places were settled. But one rider left all the others behind. Young Tommy Knudsen from Skaerbaek won all his heats.
The riders lining up at the gates.
Susanne Nielsen bravely passing the boys inside takes the lead.
1. Tommy Knudsen Skaerbaek 15 Point.
2. Kim Madsen Vejle 13 Point.
3. René Christiansen Kolding 13 Point.
4. Peder Ovesen Bogense 11 Point.
5. Bjarne Christiansen Skaerbaek 9 Point.
1. Jorgen Pilgaard Silkeborg 13 Point.
2. Kenneth Larsen Broager 12 Point.
3. Kim Kristiansen Koege 11 Point.
4. Finn Lundahl Silkeborg 11 Point.
5. Lars Mailand Haderslev 10 Point.
1. Leif Hansen Vissenbjerg 14 Point.
2. Kurt Hojris Spottrup 13 Point.
3. Jan Hojbye Koege 12 Point.
4. Bendt Svendsen Silkeborg 12 Point.
5. Niels Hansen Vissenbjerg 12 Point.
No meeting is recorded on the track in 1975. As further no meeting in 1977 – 78 and no team from the track is listed in the tournament ranking lists these years, we believe the track was active only in 1976.
Koege Dirt track
At the end of the 1920-es and the beginning of the 30-es there was a dirt track track at Koege. We do not have much information about the track, but we do know for sure that the famous dirt track star Svend Aa. Engstrom got his first rider’s license on that track in 1927, and we have the picture below from the season opening in 1928.
Rider no. 3 is Richard Darup on Norton, and no. 4 is Engstrom on Rudge.
Note the canvas curtain on the outside fence to prevent viewing without paying.
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