Craig Cook

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Craig Cook
Born (1987-05-21) 21 May 1987 (age 31)
Whitehaven, England
NicknameCookie
Nationality England
Websitecc111.co.uk
Current club information
British leagueGlasgow Tigers
Polish leagueRybnik
Career history
2008Scunthorpe Saints
2009–2010Buxton Hitmen
2009–2010, 2017Workington Comets
2010, 2016Peterborough Panthers
2011–2015Edinburgh Monarchs
2011, 2013–2018Belle Vue Aces
2018–Glasgow Tigers
Speedway Grand Prix statistics
Starts13
Podiums0 (0-0-0)
Finalist0 time
Winner0 times
Individual honours
2009National League Riders Champion
2012Premier League Riders Champion
2013Scottish Open Champion
2017British Champion
2018SGB Championship Riders Champion
Team honours
2009Young Shield Winner
2013Premier League Fours

Craig William Cook (born 21 May 1987),[1] is a British speedway rider.

Career[edit]

Born in Whitehaven, Cook's speedway career began in 2008. In 2009 Cook won the National League Riders Championship and three years later won the Premier League Riders' Championship. He rode for Peterborough Panthers in 2010.[2] He moved on to Edinburgh Monarchs, who he rode for in the Premier League between 2011 and 2015, and has been part of the Belle Vue Aces Elite League from 2011 until 2018 when he returned to ride for the Peterborough Panthers in 2019 in the SGB Premiership. Craig, has also been riding for the Glasgow Tigers in the SGB Championship since 2018. He has since gone on to finish second in the 2014[3] and 2015[4] British Speedway Championship.He eventually became British speedway champion in 2017.

His domestic success as also seen him recognised internationally, with appearances in the 2013 2014 2015 and 2017 Speedway Grand Prix of Great Britain, and he was a member of the Great Britain team that finished fourth in 2014 Speedway World Cup.

In 2018 Craig Cook became a full time member of the Speedway Grand Series after being given a qualification position after he had finish fourth in the Speedway Grand Prix Challenge Final. This was due to Patryk Dudek who finished third in the SGP Challenge Final meeting and also finishing second in the 2017 Speedway Grand Prix Series.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bamford R.(2008). Speedway Yearbook 2008. ISBN 978-0-9553103-5-5
  2. ^ "New Panther Craig is Cooking up a storm". The Evening Telegraph. 20 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-27.
  3. ^ "2014 British Final Result". speedwayresults.com. Archived from the original on 29 January 2015.
  4. ^ "2015 British Final Result" (PDF). Speedway GB.