Isle of Wight Islanders

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Isle of Wight Islanders
Isle of Wight Islanders
Club information
Track address Smallbrook Stadium
Ashey Road
Ryde
Isle of Wight
Country England
Founded 1996
Closed 2013
Team captain Ben Hopwood
League National League
Website www.iowislanders.co
Club facts
Colours Blue and Yellow
Track size 385 meters
Track record time 66.3 secs
Track record date 15 April 2008
Track record holder Jason Bunyan
Current team
Rider CMA
England Tom Perry 9.88
South Africa Byron Bekker 7.44
England Ben Hopwood 6.16
England Darryl Ritchings 5.84
England Danny Stoneman 3.83
England Adam Ellis 3.00
England Brandon Freemantle 3.00
Total 39.15
Major team honours
Premier League KO Cup 2003
Premier League Pairs 2002, 2007
Premier League Fours Champions 2007
Young Shield Winners 1998, 2001[1]
National Trophy 2013[1]

The Isle of Wight Wightlink Islanders are a British speedway team. They currently compete in the National League and are holders of the National Trphy after winning it in June 2013, and ride their home meetings at the Smallbrook Stadium.[2]

The Islanders won the Premier League Pairs Championship in 2007 when Chris Holder and Jason Bunyan beat Glasgow in the final.

They also won the Premier League Four-Team Championship at Peterborough in 2007 with a team of Chris Holder, Jason Bunyan, Krysztof Stojanowski, Glen Phillips and Cory Gathercole defeating King's Lynn, Somerset and Rye House in the final.

2013 Team[edit]

No. Rider
1 United Kingdom Adam Ellis
2 United Kingdom Ben Hopwood
3 United Kingdom Tom Perry
4 United Kingdom Darryl Ritchings
5 South Africa Byron Bekker
6 United Kingdom Danny Stoneman
7 United Kingdom Brandon Freemantle
5 United Kingdom Tom Young (replaced Byron Bekker)

2012 Team[edit]

No. Rider
1 United Kingdom Danny Warwick
2 United Kingdom Aaron Baseby
3 United Kingdom Paul Starke
4 United Kingdom Ben Hopwood
5 United Kingdom Kyle Hughes
6 United Kingdom Danny Stoneman
7 United Kingdom Adam Ellis
Also Rode United Kingdom Mark Baseby
Also Rode United Kingdom Ross Walter
Also Rode United Kingdom Steven Jones
Also Rode United Kingdom Nick Simmons
Also Rode United Kingdom Marc Owen
Also Rode United Kingdom Rikki Mullins

2011 Team[edit]

No. Rider
1 United Kingdom Paul Starke
2 United Kingdom Rob Smith
3 United Kingdom Lee Smethills
4 United Kingdom Brendan Johnson
5 United Kingdom Nick Simmons
6 United Kingdom Tom Hill
7 United Kingdom John Rech

2009 Team[edit]

No. Rider
1 United Kingdom Tom Brown
2 United Kingdom Ben Hopwood
3 United Kingdom Chris Johnson
4 United Kingdom Brendan Johnson
5 United Kingdom Nick Simmons
6 United Kingdom Scott Meakins
7 United Kingdom Tom Hill

2008 Team[edit]

No. Rider
1 United Kingdom Jason Bunyan
2 United Kingdom Glen Phillps
3 Poland Krzysztof Stojanowski
4 United Kingdom Paul Fry
5 Australia Cory Gathercole
6 Australia James Holder
7 New Zealand Andrew Bargh
8 Australia Richard Sweetman

Islanders[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Oakes, P (2006). Speedway Star Almanac. Pinegen Ltd. ISBN 0-9552376-1-0. 
  2. ^ Bamford, R & Jarvis, J.(2001). Homes of British Speedway. ISBN 0-7524-2210-3

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