JOHN ‘TIGER’ LOUIS 1941-2024

Ipswich Speedway legend John ‘Tiger’ Louis has passed away at the age of 82.

The Ipswich-born rider joined the club in 1970 spending the majority of his career with the Witches and led the team to league and cup titles in the 70s. He became British champion in 1975 and on the world stage he finished third at Wembley Stadium in one of his four World Championship Finals.

Nicknamed ‘Tiger’ for his iconic leathers, John also represented England in the World Team Cup, winning gold three times. After his racing career, he became promoter at Foxhall before retiring from the role in 2019.

Everyone’s thoughts are with the Louis family at this time, John ‘Tiger’ Louis is a man this town will never forget.