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Denny Pyeatt

Denny Pyeatt

January 15, 1957 - July 16, 1982

American rider Denny Pyeatt died from injuries sustained at Hackney on July 16 1982.

Denny Pyeatt, christened Dennis, was born on 15 November 1957 in Woodland, California, USA. He began speedway racing in Northern California in 1978 as a 20-year-old, when he combined part-time racing with studies. In 1979, he was able to devote more time to the sport and did well enough to ride in the National Championships, but it was in 1980 that he became one of the hotter properties in the States. Moving to Southern California, he rode full-time and, although he found the going tough early on, he typically never gave up and found himself winning main events against the top domestic riders of the day - Bobby Schwartz, Lance King and Mike Bast.

Some information and Photo from Life and Career of Denny Pyeatt at Reading British League

Denny Pyeatt
A photo of Denny Pyeatt's framed likeness, borrowed from Bobby Schwartz's collection.
Dorcey Wingo Photo

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