Witches legend passes away

FORMER Ipswich Witches speedway rider Sandor Levai has died aged 74.He rode for the Foxhall Stadium-based club in the early seventies when John Berry was the Witches promoter.

Speedway: Former Ipswich Witches speedway rider Sandor Levai has died aged 74.

He rode for the Foxhall Stadium-based club in the early seventies when John Berry was the Witches promoter.

Levai, who also rode for Belle Vue, Newport and Cradley Heath died in his native Hungary aged 74.

Always a popular figure at Ipswich he fled to Britain following the uprising in Budapest in 1956.


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Known as one of the strongest riders in world speedway he was one of the bravest having been a member of the underground resistance in Hungary where he was known to have attacked the

enemy by throwing hand grenades at their artillery.

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Levai worked his way to speedway stardom and is considered the finest rider to emerge from Hungary where he was five times the national champion.

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