Never heard of him, no idea what speedway is. Therefore he is not a true champion, he is a champion within his limited field. PS: I hate football, before you use that. PPS: your use of periods is awful.
You haven't heard of Speedway, therefore he is not a true champion.
I haven't heard of you but it doesn't mean you are not a photographer does it?
Not an American are you?
Not seen it for years - but it used to be on the televisual box every week once upon a time!
Well so did wrestling with those finely tuned athletes Giant Haystacks, Big Daddy et al, but that's a minority sport too (and I use the word sport in the loosest of loose terms). Being popular on tv doesn't make it mainstream.
As a spectator sport, it is probably on a par with hockey, badminton and table tennis as far as media coverage goes. If it was more popular, then it would get a lot more media coverage. I believe interest in speedway must have declined a lot since the war. Far more people are interested in other types of motorcycle sport.
Still his girlfriend Faye could give a lot of footballer's WAGs a run for their money, so he is not missing out on all the perks of stardom.