Already in 1951, the Trotting Track in Aarhus named a Danish Champion in the 50 cc class in the conduct of the Danish Long Track Championships in many other classes.
There were 11 participants in the class, divided in 5 Diesella, 5 BFC and 1 Bantam.
Danish champion was Bent Jensen from Aarhus on a Diesella moped.
Possibly this is the first Danish Championship in this class.
It is known, however, that in 1950 in the same class was run at the Fangel track on Funen, and later in the same decade in several other tracks, also in Copenhagen. But whether these meetings were recognized as championships is uncertain.
50 cc machines back then were not specialized speedway bikes, but street bicycles fitted with small engines, and the riders were not teenagers, but adults fully equipped in leather suits. The top speed has been about 30 to 35 kph.
A magazine noted in a report from Fangel track that it was “a sight for gods” to see large men maneuver the small machines around the track in a battle with the narrow bicycle wheel’s lack of grip in the track and drive rolls slipping around in the mud, the wheels picked up from the track.
Moped racing on the track was mostly seen as interval entertainment.
And so it remained for the next 20 years until, among others, the Sport Motor Odin together with Fjelsted Speedway Club and a few Jutland clubs organized moped speedway for youngsters from 12 to 18 years.
It soon flourished, and on September 1, 1973 Alf Busk from Silkeborg won the Danish Championship at a well attended meeting in Fjelsted.
Since it went in quick succession, and down the list you’ll see many riders, who have made themselves an outstanding speedway career, both Danish and internationally.
Up to 1982 the class was called Mini speedway, and was run with 50 cc. engines.
|1973||Alf Busk||Silkeborg Motor Sport|
|1974||Alf Busk||Silkeborg Motor Sport|
|1975||Tommy Knudsen||Skaerbaek Motor Klub|
|1976||Tommy Knudsen||Skaerbaek Motor Klub|
|1977||Kim Madsen||Haderslev Motor Sport|
|1978||René Christiansen||Silkeborg Motor Sport|
|1979||Jan O. Pedersen||Fjelsted Speedway Klub|
|1980||Jan O. Pedersen||Fjelsted Speedway Klub|
|1981||Peter Johansen||Fjelsted Speedway Klub|
|1982||Martin Bach||Vojens Speedway Klub|
Since then 80 cc. engines (max. 85 cc.) have been used.
|1983||Allan Johansen||Fjelsted Speedway Klub|
|1984||Lars Munkedal||Slangerup Speedway Klub|
|1985||Tom Knudsen||Holsted Speedway Klub|
|1986||Hans Hindsgaul||Fjelsted Speedway Klub|
|1987||Claus Jacobsen||Esbjerg Motor Sport|
|1988||Jacob Olsen||Fredericia Motor Klub|
|1989||Kim Brandt||Slangerup Speedway Klub|
|1990||Ronni Pedersen||Fjelsted Speedway Klub|
|1991||Ronni Pedersen||Fjelsted Speedway Klub|
|1992||Anders Martiny||Fjelsted Speedway Klub|
|1993||Nicki Pedersen||Fjelsted Speedway Klub|
|1994||Charlie Gjedde||Holstebro Speedway Klub|
|1995||Hans N. Andersen||Holstebro Speedway Klub|
|1996||Henning Bager||Holstebro Speedway Klub|
|1997||Niels Kristian Iversen||Holsted Speedway Klub|
|1998||Mads Korneliussen||Aalborg Motor Klub|
|1999||Kenneth Bjerre||Outrup Speedway Club|
|2000||Leon Daniel Madsen||Fredericia Motor Klub|
|2001||Klaus Jacobsen||Fjelsted Speedway Klub|
|2002||Patrick Hougaard||Fredericia Motor Klub|
|2003||Klaus Jacobsen||Fjelsted Speedway Klub|
|2004||Claes Nedermark||Grindsted Speedway Klub|
|2005||Johannes Kikkenborg||Esbjerg Motor Sport|
|2006||Simon Nielsen||Vojens Speedway Klub|
|2007||Mikkel Michelsen||Slangerup Speedway Klub|
|2008||Mikkel B. Jensen||Midtsjællands Motor Sport|
|2009||Kenni Nissen||Vojens Speedway Klub|
|2010||Rasmus Jensen||Holsted Speedway Klub|
|2011||Sam Jensen||Holsted Speedway Klub|
|2012||Jason Jorgensen||Vojens Speedway Klub|
|2013||Jonas Seifert-Salk||Slangerup Speedway Klub|
|2014||Mads Hansen||Skærbæk Motor Klub|
|2015||Christian Thaysen||Fjelsted Speedway Klub|
|2016||Peter Clement||Vissenbjerg-Bred MK|
|2017||Benjamin Basso||Vissenbjerg-Bred MK|