James Wright (speedway rider)

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James Wright
James Wright (speedway rider).jpg
Personal information
Nationality  England
Date of birth (1986-06-13) 13 June 1986 (age 29)
Place of birth    Stockport, England
Nickname Wrighty
Website www.wrightyracing.com
Current club information
Career history
Buxton Hitmen
Workington Comets
Belle Vue Aces
Vastervik (SWE)
Unia Tarnów (POL)
Swindon Robins
Birmingham Brummies
Somerset Rebels
Glasgow Tigers
2002-2004
2004-2007, 2011
2005-2007,2009-2010
2007-
2008-
2008
2011
2011–2012
2013
Individual honours
Conference League Riders Champion
Premier League Riders Champion
Scottish Open Champion
2004
2007
2009
Team honours
Premier League Fours Winner
Conference League KO Cup
2006
2004

James 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]

James Wright - speedway.jpg

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.

Honours[edit]

External links[edit]

References[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 2007-11-13. [dead link]
  3. ^ "James joins Unia Tarnów". Wrighty Racing. 13 November 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-13.