Golden Hammer Individual Results

Cradley Heath's prestigious individual open event, The Golden Hammer, was conceived in 1977 and was held for 20 successive seasons until Cradley's last year of racing in 1996. There have been 15 different winners, only Kenny Carter (2), Erik Gundersen (2) & Sam Ermolenko (3) went on to win on more than one occasion. The 1981 event is the only occasion that failed to produce a winner, being abandoned due to rain after 14 heats. The Hammer was won by a home rider on eight occasions with a further five producing a rostrum finish by one of the competing Heathens.


27 July 1977 1.OLE OLSEN 122. John Boulger 12 3. Finn Thomsen 11
26 July 19781. SCOTT AUTREY 142. Michael Lee 13 3. Peter Collins 12
25 July 19791. BOBBY SCHWARTZ 132. Hans Nielsen 13 3. Phil Collins 12
23 July 19801. CHRIS MORTON 142. Scott Autrey 12 3. Kelly Moran 12
5 August 1981 * 1. Bruce Penhall 92. Chris Morton 9 3. Larry Ross 9
28 July 19821. KENNY CARTER 152. Phil Crump 10 3. Phil Collins 10
27 July 19831. LANCE KING 142. Erik Gundersen 13 3. Dennis Sigalos 13
27 June 19841. ALAN GRAHAME 122. Phil Collins 12 3. Billy Sanders 11
24 July 19851. KENNY CARTER 142. Hans Nielsen 12 3. Erik Gundersen 12
23 July 19861. ERIK GUNDERSEN 152. Simon Cross 11 3. Neil Evitts 11
15 July 19871. ERIK GUNDERSEN 152. Hans Nielsen 13 3. Simon Cross 13
28 July 19881. HANS NIELSEN 122. Jan O Pedersen 12 3. Chris Morton 12
19 July 19891. JAN O PEDERSEN 132. Erik Gundersen 12 3. Hans Nielsen 12
18 July 19901. SIMON CROSS 132. Ronnie Correy 12 3. Kelvin Tatum 11
24 July 19911. SAM ERMOLENKO 142. Gert Handberg 13 3. Jan O Pedersen 11
22 July 19921. SAM ERMOLENKO 152. Per Jonsson 11 3. Chris Louis 11
21 July 19931. PETER KARLSSON 132. Kelvin Tatum 12 3. Sam Ermolenko 11
20 July 19941. MARK LORAM 132. Gary Havelock 12 3. Greg Hancock 11
11 July 19951. SAM ERMOLENKO 132. Jason Crump 13 3. Greg Hancock 11
9 July 1996 $1. BILLY HAMILL 142. Ronnie Correy 12 3. Brian Andersen 11
28 Sept 2010#1. SIMON LAMBERT 152. Craig Cook 13 3. Lee Smart 12
26 July 20111. KYLE HUGHES 132. Adam Allott 12 3. Todd Kurtz 12
31 July 20121. KYLE NEWMAN 132. Simon Lambert 12 3. Ashley Birks 12
16 July 2013 1. LEWIS BLACKBIRD 142. Kyle Newman 13 3. Steve Worrall 13
29 July 2014 1. STEVE WORRALL 142. Kyle Newman 13 3. Simon Lambert 11
12 August 2015 1. ADAM ELLIS 152. Max Clegg 14 3. Ben Morley 11
9 August 2016 1. STEVE WORRALL 142. Kyle Howarth 14 3. Josh Bates 12

 

 

 

 

 

Past Hammer rostrums. (Left) Lance King flanked by Erik Gundersen and Dennis Sigalos in 1983

 

 Jan O Pedersen with Gundersen and Hans Nielsen.

 

Anne Adams & Victoria Gill of Dudley Stroke Association with Craig Cook, Simon Lambert & Lee Smart

 
   

 
 

2013 winner Lewis Blackbird with Kyle Newman, Steve Worrall with Billy Hamill, Ann Adams and the Motor Market boys Adam & Dean - picture - John Hipkiss

 

2015 Golden Hammer winner Bham's Adam Ellis with 15 points
Cradley's Max Clegg 2nd with 14 and Ben Morley 3rd with 11 points

 

2014 winner Cradley's Steve Worrall with second place Kyle Newman and third place Simon Lambert (John Hipkiss photo)


* The 1981 Hammer was abandoned due to rain after 14 heats.
$ The 1996 Hammer was held at Stoke, during the Heathens year of racing at the Loomer Road track.
# The 2010/11/12/13 Golden Hammers were  raced at Wolves Monmore Green as Dudley Heathens
##The 2014 Golden Hammer was raced at Monmore Green as Cradley Heathens
###The 2015 Golden Hammer was raced at Perry Barr, Cradley's home track in 2015

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