Newport Wasps are a British
motorcycle speedway team based
in Newport, South Wales.
They were the 1999 Conference League
The Wasp logo incorporates the traditional black and amber colours
of the City of Newport. The modern incarnation of the team was
founded in 1997 but Newport Wasps competed in the top UK league
between 1964 and 1976 based at the now-defunct Somerton Park stadium, Newport.
The club closed after
becoming the Bristol Bulldogs
one season in 1977. Stars of the former team included Australian
, father of world champion
. The Wasps withdrew from the
in the early
part of the 2008 season when their promoter, Tim Stone, died.