Earth- & Long track
From 1930 to 1951 the Danish Championship meetings got ridden in various classes as Special 500 cc., Standard 500 cc. and 350 cc. lightweight like 200 or 175 cc, plus some sidecar classes. All in all great mixed meetings, that could last from early morning to late night.
There could be up to 80 – 90 participants in the same meeting, and some riders could ride in more classes the same day.
Often the classes got changed from one year to another.
For the sake of simplicity the survey only deals with the champions in the highest ranking class, normally called the Expert class or Special 500 cc.
The track length varied from 1200 m. to 650 m. with Amager and Frederikssund as the longest and Fangel as the shortest, and generally 5 laps per heat.
A special chapter was the championship, which from 1929 and a few years after got won by riders from the emerging dirt tracks like Roskilde Road, Karrebaeksminde, Vejle and Aarhus. These tracks were commercial companies, where the riders were employed, and many of them were not licensed by the Danish Motor Union, but were licensed by Greyhound Racing Ltd. who organized the meetings on Roskilde Road and in Hamburg. Hence these rider’s championship was not recognized by DMU.
Among others was Svend Aa. Engstrom in 1931 mentioned as Danish Dirt track Champion.
The international federation FIM decided in 1930, that the dirt track riders should be licensed by their national federation. This caused some difficult negotiations between DMU and Greyhound Racing Ltd. and some quarrel between “Copenhagen Dirt track Club”, who represented a great part but not all of the riders, and Greyhound Racing Ltd.
From 1931 all agreed on a common rider’s license issued by DMU.
|1930||Amager Trott. track||Aage Wagner|
|1932||Amager Trott. track||Aage Wagner||Sv. Aa. Sorensen||Chr. Jorgensen|
|1933||Korsoer||Sv. Aa. Sorensen||Sejer Dybro||Poul Kalor|
|1934||Korsoer||Sv. Aa. Sorensen||Bent Jensen||Poul Kalor|
|1935||Amager Trott. track||Sv. Aa. Engstrom||Boegh Mathiesen||Poul Kalor|
|1936||Amager Trott. track||Sv. Aa. Engstrom||Hans Hansen||Sv. Aa. Sorensen|
|1938||Amager Trott. track||Baltzer Hansen|
|1947||Fangel||Irving Irvinger||Niels Erik Nielsen||Svend Aa. Rasmussen|
|1948||Charlottenlund||Bent Jensen||Aage Andersen||Peter Andersen|
|1949||Hobro||Orla Knudsen||Aage Andersen||Bent Jensen|
|1950||Fangel||Svend Nissen||Lindegaard Petersen||Jorgen Nielsen|
|1951||Aarhus Trott. track||Kiehn Berthelsen||Morian Hansen||Orla Knudsen|
From 1939 to 1946 due to WW2 no Championship meetings were held.