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Jack Parker (1907 – 1990) was an international speedway rider who made his debut at the Whitsun meeting at High Beech in 1928. He was born in Birminghammarker Englandmarker.

Brief career summary

He joined the Coventry team in 1929 at Foleshill Stadium, becoming the team captain, and joined Clapton for the new National League in 1932, topping the rider average in 1933. He then moved to the Southampton Saints, again as captain. He then moved on to captain the Harringay team where he was re-united with his brother Norman, who also rode with him at Coventry.

After the war Parker spent much of his career with the Belle Vue Aces. He finished second in the Speedway World Championships in 1949.

Jack Parker was involved in the post-war re-introduction of speedway to Coventry's Brandon Stadium where the team are known as the Bees.

Harringay's speedway team were known as The Canaries pre-war - the name Racers was introduced in 1947.

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