Former Panthers man dies who brought speedway to Peterborough

Speedway news from the Peterborough Telegraph - peterboroughtoday.co.uk, @peterboroughtel on Twitter

Speedway news from the Peterborough Telegraph - peterboroughtoday.co.uk, @peterboroughtel on Twitter

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Peterborough Panthers are mourning the loss of the man who brought speedway to the city.

Danny Dunton, who founded the club in 1970, died in Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Buckinghamshire on 2 January following a long illness. He was 90.

Co-promoter Trevor Swales said: “I’m honoured to have known Danny personally. He was an absolute gentleman and one of the nicest men I’ve ever met in speedway.

“Everyone connected with Peterborough Speedway should be eternally thankful to Danny for bringing the sport to the city.”

Dunton had previously enjoyed a successful career as a rider and was a World finalist in 1950 – just his second season in the sport.

Dunton is also a former president of the World Speedway Riders’ Association.