The next Danish champion is crowned in Vojens

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On Wednesday, June 10, 2020, the individual Danish championship in speedway will be run at Vojens Speedway Center. This is the 69th time the title is at stake, but only the fourth time that Vojens is the DM host.

By Ib Søby

The account of the individual Danish championship has always had a special attention among Danish speedway fans. Is it a new name, or a former master, who inscribes in the Danish kingdom series that is seen at the bottom.

It is always a party night, where the country's top speedway riders, on one and the same night, fight eagerly for gold, silver and bronze. With a total of 12 titles, legend Ole Olsen is the champion of them all. But among the drivers who are also active in 2020, both Nicki Pedersen and Niels Kr. Iversen 7 titles, while reigning champion Kenneth Bjerre has two, and Hans Andersen and Bjarne Pedersen a single title each.

& #8211; We see it as a gift from Denmark's Motor Union that Vojens has been awarded the DM host. That it is a Wednesday night & #8211; ahead of Friday & #8211; suits us well, because the European Cup final round, in which we all hope Denmark participates, starts a few days after the DM, and of course will take the Danes a lot, says director Jacob Olsen of speed1way. The company that runs the Vojens Speedway Center.

Despite his status as the National Speedway Arena, Vojens has only added punches to the annual DM draw, three times before in history. In 1976, Ole Olsen won in front of Finn Thomsen and Aarhusians Jens Erik Krause Kjær. Five years later, Ole Olsen repeated the piece in front of Hans Nielsen and Tommy Knudsen. In 2009, Vojens hosted the first division of two. It was during the period when the first round also involved the World Cup and the European Championship qualification. The drivers took points with them to Fjelsted, where Nicki Pedersen became Danish champion, ahead of Kenneth Bjerre and Hans Andersen.

In 2019, Holsted hosted the DM, and here Kenneth Bjerre won ahead of Niels Kr. Iversen and Rasmus Jensen. Thus, Bjerre prevented Niels Kr. Iversen was able to enroll in history with eight titles in a row.

King row in DM speedway, individually.

1952 - Odense & #8211; Grethe Bech
1953 - Amager & #8211; Kiehn Berthelsen
1954 - Holbæk- Leif Bech 
1955 - Amager & #8211; Kiehn Berthelsen
1956 - Selskov & #8211; Arne Pander
1957 - Selskov & #8211; Svend Nissen
1958 & #8211; Amager & #8211; Arne Pander
1959 & #8211; Evening & #8211; Erik Kastebo
1960 - Esbjerg & #8211; Kurt W. Petersen
1961 - Selskov & #8211; Kurt W. Petersen
1962 - Selskov & #8211; Kurt W. Petersen
1963 - Selskov & #8211; Kurt W. Petersen
1964 & #8211; Evening & #8211; HP Boisen
1965 - Selskov & #8211; Erik Kastebo
1966 & #8211; Esbjerg & #8211; Goddfred Andreassen
1967 - Selskov & #8211; Ole Olsen
1968 & #8211; Esbjerg & #8211; Ole Olsen
1969 - Selskov & #8211; Ole Olsen
1970 - Esbjerg & #8211; Ole Olsen
1971 - Fredericia & #8211; Ole Olsen
1972 - Esbjerg & #8211; Ole Olsen
1973 - Selskov & #8211; Ole Olsen
1974 - Fredericia & #8211; Bent Nørregaard Jensen
1975 - Selskov & #8211; Ole Olsen
1976 & #8211; Vojens & #8211; Ole Olsen
1977 - Fredericia & #8211; Ole Olsen
1978 & #8211; Mountain location & #8211; Hans Nielsen
1979 - Fredericia & #8211; Ole Olsen
1980 - Fjelsted & #8211; Bo Petersen
1981 - Vojens & #8211; Ole Olsen
1982 - Randers & #8211; Hans Nielsen
1983 & #8211; Evening & #8211; Erik Gundersen
1984 - Brovst & #8211; Erik Gundersen
1985 & #8211; Fredericia & #8211; Erik Gundersen
1986 & #8211; Randers & #8211; Erik Gundersen
1987 - Fjelsted & #8211; Hans Nielsen
1988 & #8211; Brovst & #8211; Jan O. Pedersen
1989 & #8211; Slangerup & #8211; Erik Gundersen
1990 - Outrup & #8211; Hans Nielsen
1991 & #8211; Frederikslyst & #8211; Jan O. Pedersen
1992 - Uhre and Holsted & #8211; Gert Handberg
1993 - Randers and Fjelsted & #8211; Hans Nielsen
1994 - Holstebro and Randers & #8211; Hans Nielsen
1995 - Frederikslyst and Uhre & #8211; Brian Andersen
1996 - Holstebro and Fjelsted & #8211; Brian Karger
1997 & #8211; Holsted & #8211; Tommy Knudsen
1998 - Outrup & #8211; Brian Karger
1999 - Munkebo & #8211; Brian Andersen
2000 & #8211; Outrup & #8211; Brian Karger
2001 & #8211; Outrup & #8211; Hans Clausen
2002 - Outrup & #8211; Nicki Pedersen
2003 - Holsted & #8211; Nicki Pedersen
2004 - Holsted & #8211; Bjarne Pedersen
2005 - Fjelsted & #8211; Nicki Pedersen
2006 - Outrup and Holsted & #8211; Nicki Pedersen
2007 - Holsted and Fjelsted & #8211; Hans Andersen
2008 - Holsted and Outrup & #8211; Nicki Pedersen
2009 - Vojens and Fjelsted & #8211; Nicki Pedersen
2010 & #8211; Esbjerg and Holsted & #8211; Kenneth Bjerre
2011 - Slangerup and Esbjerg & #8211; Nicki Pedersen
2012 - Holsted and Outrup & #8211; Niels Kr. Iversen
2013 - Slangerup and Holsted & #8211; Niels Kr. Iversen
2014 & #8211; Holstebro and Fjelsted & #8211; Niels Kr. Iversen
2015 - Slangerup & #8211; Niels Kr. Iversen
2016 & #8211; Holsted & #8211; Niels Kr. Iversen
2017 & #8211; Mountain location & #8211; Niels Kr. Iversen
2018 - Esbjerg & #8211; Niels Kr. Iversen
2019 - Holsted & #8211; Kenneth Bjerre

Leif Bech became the first official Danish champion of Speedway. It happened at Odense Athletics Stadium in 1952, where he won in front of Orla Knudsen and Kiehn Berthelsen. Leif Bech regained the title at Holbæk Stadium in 1954, after which he emigrated to Australia in '55, where he died until his death at the age of 86 in 2013.

Source: NERI sports

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