Max Grosskreutz

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Max Grosskreutz
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Born(1906-04-27)27 April 1906
Proserpine, Queensland
Died20 September 1994(1994-09-20) (aged 88)
Nationality Australia
Current club information
Career statusDeceased
Career history
1930Manchester White City
1931–1936Belle Vue Aces
1938Norwich Stars
1947–1948Odsal Boomerangs
Individual honours
1929, 1936Australian Champion
1936, 1946NSW State Champion
Team honours
1933, 1934, 1935, 1936National League Champion
1931Northern League Champion
1933, 1934, 1935, 1936National Trophy winner
1934, 1935, 1936A.C.U. Cup winner
1938Provincial Trophy winner

Max Octavius Grosskreutz (born 27 April 1906 in Proserpine, Queensland[1]- died 20 September 1994) was an Australian speedway rider who finished third in the Star Riders' Championship in 1935, the forerunner to the Speedway World Championship which began a year later in 1936.

Grosskreutz won the Australian Championship at Davies Park Speedway in Brisbane in 1929 and again in 1936 at the famous Sydney Showground. He was also NSW State Champion in 1936 and 1946.

He moved to the Belle Vue Aces in 1931. He stayed with the aces until the end of the 1936 season when he retired to manage the Norwich Stars.[1] During this time he made forty-one Test Match appearances for Australia.[2]

In 1947 he made a comeback, riding for the Odsal Boomerangs and made three further Test Match appearances.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bamford, R. & Stallworthy, D. (2003) Speedway - The Pre War Years, Stroud: Tempus Publishing. ISBN 0-7524-2749-0
  2. ^ Foster, P. (2005) History of the Speedway Ashes, The History Press Ltd. ISBN 0-7524-3468-3
  3. ^ Addison J. (1948). The People Speedway Guide. Odhams Press Limited