Born and raised in California, Shawn and Kelly Moran spent the majority of their highly successful speedway careers racing in the United Kingdom. Shawn's clubs included Hull, Sheffield (where he spent a total of ten years in two spells) and Belle Vue (five years). Kelly rode for Hull, Birmingham, Eastbourne, Sheffield Belle Vue and Swindon. The brothers began riding motorcycles as young boys in the desers around Los Angeles, and found themselves rubbing shoulders with Hollywood legends like Steve McQueen. As part of the mini-bikes craze of the 1970s, the Morans learned their skills and Jeff Ward, before choosing a career in speedway racing. They began their British careers at Hull, where they went, the brothers were two of the most colourful characters in speedway during the 1980s. They won the World Team Cup twice and were prominent in the World Championship event for many yeats. They were amng the first wave of Americans to race in Britain, and were instrumental in setting the standards for their fellow countrymen to follow.