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Shawn Moran

Speedway Long Track World Champion 1983
World Cup Speedway Champion 1982, 1990
U.S. National Speedway Champion 1982

Nickname: "Shooey" "Miracle Worker"
Hometown: Lakewood, California USA
Occupation: Professional Speedway Rider
Started Speedway: 1970's - Wikipedia Link
Brother: Kelly Moran
Photos by: Scott Daloisio Stssprts@aol.com Speedway MotorCycle Photos.com

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Shawn Moran (born 19 November 1961 in Lakewood, USA) is a retired former professional speedway rider who was one of the most popular and talented riders ever to race for Sheffield Tigers who also represented USA.

Moran joined Sheffield from Hull in 1980 for £8,000 and established himself as a fans favourite who topped the clubs averages every year he was with them. He was a spectacular crowd-pleaser and was a popular rider everywhere he went. In 1986 Shawn was joined by his elder brother Kelly at the Sheffield Tigers. Shawn amassed a total of 3257 points for the Tigers at a great average of 9.36. He represented his country on several occasions and it was his partnership with Kelly that helped USA to the 1982 and 1990 World Cups, in addition to Shawn winning the USA National Championship, the World Long Track Championship and also the World U21 Championship with a 15 point maximum. Although regarded as a world-class rider, the World Championship eluded Shawn.

He rode in three World Championships in 1984, 1985 and 1990. Arguably 1985 was his best season as he won both the Overseas and Inter-continental Finals on his way to the World Final at Bradford. He finished in fifth place with 10-points. In 1990 he lost a run-off to Sweden's Per Jonsson. But Moran was later harshly stripped of the silver medal when it was discovered that he had failed a random drugs test at an earlier qualifying round. The FIM did not upgrade the standings and the official records show no second place rider.

Moran, though, remains America's only World Longtrack Champion. He won the crown in 1983 while still recovering from a broken leg.

1982 U.S. National Speedway Champion

1983 Speedway Long Track World Champion (Only American to win this title, only American to be in the top 3)

1987 Speedway Long Track World Championships 3rd Place

1982 Speedway World Cup Championship Team Member

1990 Speedway World Cup Championship Team Member

IMS 1981 Spring USA Team Shawn Moran and Josh Larson
IMS 1981 Spring USA Team IMS 1981 or 1982 - Shawn Moran and Josh Larson
1984 Shawn Moran Long Beach
1984 Shawn Moran Long Beach
1983 Spring Classic 1983 US National
Costa Mesa 1983 Spring Classic - Bobby Schwartz and Shawn Costa Mesa 1983 US Nationals - Shawn, Allen Christian, John Sandona and Sam Ermolenko
1983 US Nationals - Kelly and Shawn Moran 1983 US Nationals
Costa Mesa 1983 US Nationals - Kelly and Shawn Moran Costa Mesa 1983 US Nationals - Kelly and Shawn with Harlan Bast Sr in background with hat.
1983 US Nationals 1986 Spring Classic - Kelly and Shawn Moran
Costa Mesa 1983 US Nationals - Dennis Sigalos, Shawn and Buddy Robinson IMS 1986 Spring Classic - Kelly and Shawn Moran
IMS 1986 Spring Classic IMS 1983 Spring Classic - Shawn Moran
IMS 1986 Spring Classic -Shawn Moran, Robert Pfetzing, Steve Lucero, Mike Curoso IMS 1983 Spring Classic - Shawn Moran
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