- ZKŻ Zielona Góra
Infobox Speedway team
clubname = ZKŻ Kronopol Zielona Góra
track = ul. Wrocławska 69
65-019 Zielona Góra
website = [http://www.zkzkronopol.pl Official site]
colours = Yellow, White and Green
tracksize = 340,25 m
track record time= 60.68 seconds
track record date=
June 22 2007
track record holder=
ZKŻ Kronopol Zielona Góra is a Polish speedway team based in
Zielona Górawho currently races in Speedway Ekstraliga. The club has won Polish Speedway League 4 times (latest in 1991). It is commonly known as "Falubaz" due to one of its former names.
The stadium, informally named as "W69", is located on 69 Wrocławska Street. It contains 15,000 seats, but except for the most interesting matches, the capacity is reduced to only 12,000. The track is 340.25 metres long and has a granite surface. It has had an inflatable airfence since
May 4, 2006.
The stadium is currently being renovated. Some of the benches are being replaced with plastic seats, the floodlights have been erected, the cash desks and the fence were modernised. The track was widened on the bends and the club's new headquarters has been built and moved from 31 Dworcowa Street.
Early years (1946-1960)
The club was founded in
1946with the establishing of a motorcycle department of Militia Sports Club (Polish "Milicyjny Klub Sportowy"). The first speedway race in the city took place on a 4.5 kilometre long track on October 20, 1946. The winner was Nijaki [The name is not known.] , before Henryk Szurkowski and Alfons Kostusiak.
1947Mieczysław Chlebisz, a re-emigrant from the UK, arrived back to the city, bringing the first professional speedway motorcycle as used in many speedway leagues, including Britain. In the same year a "District Speedway League" (Polish "Okręgowa Liga Żużlowa") was set up, containing 10 teams, including Leszczyński Klub Motorowy, Ostrowski Klub Motorowy, Unia Gniezno, Unia Gorzów and Unia Zielona Góra.
The club's riders were (in alphabetical order): Jerzy Błoch, Mieczysław Chlebicz, Kazimierz Juzala, Alfons Kostusiak, Ksawery Sawicki, Józef Śmigielski, Stanisław Świstak and Marian Zadoń.
Squad in 2008:
Grzegorz Walasek(captain) - 2,048
Fredrik Lindgren- 1,770
Piotr Protasiewicz- 2,012
Niels Kristian Iversen- 1,837
Rafał Dobrucki- 1,689
Charlie Gjedde- 1,725
Mariusz Staszewski- 1,357
Grzegorz Zengota- 0,946
Ricky Kling- 0,905
Kevin Wölbert- 0,833
Nicolai Klindt- 0,800
* [http://www.zkzkronopol.pl/ Official website] _pl. Polski
* [http://sport.zgora.pl/zuzel Zielona Góra sports portal – speedway section] _pl. Polski
* [http://www.falubaz.com/ Falubaz.com – archive of speedway in Zielona Góra] _pl. Polski
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