James Wright (speedway rider)

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James Wright
James Wright (speedway rider).jpg
Born (1986-06-13) 13 June 1986 (age 33)
Stockport, England
Nationality England
Career history
2002–2004Buxton Hitmen
2004–2007, 2011Workington Comets
2005–2007,2009–2010Belle Vue Aces
2007–Vastervik (SWE)
2008–Unia Tarnów (POL)
2008Swindon Robins
2011Birmingham Brummies
2011–2012Somerset Rebels
2013Glasgow Tigers
Individual honours
2004Conference League Riders Champion
2007Premier League Riders Champion
2009Scottish Open Champion
Team honours
2006Premier League Fours Winner
2004Conference League KO Cup

James Philip Wright (born 13 June 1986 in Stockport, Greater Manchester),[1] is a speedway rider in the United Kingdom. Wright was also a squad member for Unia Tarnow in Liga I in Poland along with his Belle Vue Aces team mates Steve Boxall and Patrick Hougaard.

His grandfather, Jim Yacoby rode for the Belle Vue Aces from 1959 until 1967. James' brother Charles is also a speedway rider.

Career history[edit]

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He started his career with the Buxton Hitmen before progressing to his current clubs. In 2004 he became the Conference League Riders Champion. In June 2007, Wright signed for Vastervik to ride in the Swedish Elite League.

Wright represented Great Britain for the 2007 Under 21-World Cup Final.

2007 also saw Wright become Premier League Riders Champion.[2] In November 2007 Wright announced he had signed a two-year deal to ride for Unia Tarnów in Poland.[3] The Swindon Robins announced that Wright would ride for them in 2008 in the Elite League. After Swindon couldn't fit James into their 2009 team James was signed by the Belle Vue Aces to continue his career in the Elite League.


External links[edit]


  1. ^ Oakes, P.(2004). British Speedway Who's Who. ISBN 0-948882-81-6
  2. ^ "James the first". News and Star. 1 October 2007. Retrieved 13 November 2007.[dead link]
  3. ^ "James joins Unia Tarnów". Wrighty Racing. 13 November 2007. Archived from the original on 16 November 2007. Retrieved 13 November 2007.