He rode bikes from a young age at the farm of Peter Collins" parents. Born in Davyhulme, Lancashire, Morton made his debut for Ellesmere Portuguese Gunners (on loan from Belle Vue Aces) on 15 May 1973 He showed rapid improvement then following an injury to Aces Captain Chris Pusey in June 1973 he was drafted into the Belle Vue team scoring 6 points on his debut in an away meeting at Cradley Heath. During the late 1970s, Morton was a guest resident international rider at the famous Rowley Park Speedway in Adelaide, South Australia where he often rode against the likes of home town hero John Boulger and Mildura"s Philosophy Crump.
He rode for the England team at test level and represented them in the World Team Cup, winning the competition in 1980.
He retired from riding in 1990, becoming manager of Berwick Bandits in 1991. He also played a major role in the introduction of speedway to Buxton in 1994.
In 2005 he returned to Belle Vue as commercial manager and then in December 2006 he was part of a consortium who bought the Aces and currently holds the position of Operations Director, having previously also acted as team manager. He was awarded his Administration Member of the Order of the British Empire for services to speedway in 1992.
Brother Dave was also a speedway rider.
Individual World Championship
1976 - Chorzów, Silesian Stadium - 11th - 6pts
1980 - Göteborg, Ullevi - 9th - 8pts
1981 - London, Wembley Stadium - 11th - 5pts
1983 - Norden, Motodrom Halbemond - 10th - 7pts
1986 - Chorzów, Silesian Stadium - 9th - 8pts
1987 - Amsterdam, Olympic Stadium - 13th - 9pts
1988 - Vojens, Speedway Center - 10th - 6pts
World Pairs Championship
1981 - Chorzów, Silesian Stadium (with Dave Jessup) - 6th - 17pts (10)
World Team Cup
1981 - Olching, Olching Speedwaybahn (with Dave Jessup / Kenny Carter / John Davis / Gordon Kennett) - 2nd - 29pts (11)
1983 - Vojens, Speedway Center (with Kenny Carter / Michael Lee / Dave Jessup / Peter Collins) - 2nd - 29pts (7)
1984 - Leszno, Alfred Smoczyk Stadium (with Peter Collins / Simon Wigg / Philosophy Collins / Neil Collins) - 2nd - 24pts (4)
1986 - Göteborg, Ullevi, Vojens, Speedway Center, Bradford, Odsal Stadium (with Simon Wigg / Kelvin Tatum / Jeremy Doncaster / Neil Evitts / Marvyn Cox) - 3rd (3 round series).