Jan Verner

Full name: Jan Verner
Birthplace: Mlade Boleslaw, Czech Republic
Birthdate:  3rd March 1952




Career Record with Cradley

Statistics taken from the Cradley Speedway Database
includes ALL matches

Year Mat Rid Poi  Bon Total Aver
1982 24 71 52 5 57 3.21



Achievement for Jan Verner in 1977 of riding in all five World Finals (Individual, Team, Pairs, Long Track and Ice).

Jan Verner of the former Czechoslovakia was a World Finalist in 1977 and ’78. He was the younger of two racing brothers, with elder sibling Vaclav also a world finalist and international rider. It was
Vaclav who ventured to the UK earlier, joining Exeter in 1977. Jan followed the following season as
the pair teamed up in the same Falcons’ side of 1978 and ’79. After those two campaigns, Jan moved on to make some appearances for Swindon before joining Cradley in 1982. Peter Adams signed him in June as an experienced addition (then aged 31) at reserve. He made scoring contributions to help see the Heathens through the semi-finals of both the Midland and Knock Out Cup competitions. He also made a number of appearances in the British League but didn’t impress enough to make the race-jacket his own. Pressure came from young National League hopefuls Simon Wigg and Simon Cross amongst numerous others who were given opportunities at reserve. It was Jan’s last action on British tracks and he retired from racing in the UK at the end of that season. He remains the only Czech rider to have officially ridden for Cradley Heath.

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