Jason Bunyan

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Jason Bunyan
Born (1979-03-09) 9 March 1979 (age 38)
Milton Keynes, England
Nationality  New Zealand
Current club information
British league Rye House Rockets
Career history
1995-1996 Poole Pirates
1997 Oxford Cheetahs
1997-1998, 2004- Isle of Wight Islanders
1999-2001 Ipswich Witches
2002 Reading Racers
2003-2004 Coventry Bees
2012-2014 Rye House Rockets
2012 Peterborough Panthers
Individual honours
2004-2006, 2008-2010,
2012-2014, 2016
New Zealand Champion
Team honours
2007 Premier League Fours Champion
2007 Premier League Pairs Champion
1998 Young Shield winner
1997 Conference League champion

Jason Michael Bunyan (born 9 March 1979 in Milton Keynes)[1] is a former England under-21 international speedway rider, who rides for the Rye House Rockets in the British Premier League.

Racing career[edit]

Bunyan competed in the New Zealand Championships during 2004, 2005 and 2006 and won each event He missed winning in 2007 but came back to win the 2008 to 2010, 2012 to 2014 and 2016 NZ titles giving him the record for most wins ahead of Larry Ross who finished his career with nine.[2] In 2007 he captained the Isle of Wight Islanders to the Premier League Fours Championship and partnered Chris Holder to the Premier League Pairs title.[1] For 2011 Bunyan signed with the Plymouth Devils, moving to Rye House Rockets in 2012. He remained with the Rockets until August 2014 when he was injured.

Personal life[edit]

Outside of speedway, Bunyan enjoys snowboarding and spends the winter in New Zealand.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Bamford, Robert (2008). Methanol Press Speedway Yearbook 2008. Methanol Press. ISBN 978-0-9553103-5-5. 
  2. ^ Oakes, P (2006). Speedway Star Almanac. Pinegen Ltd. ISBN 0-9552376-1-0. 
  3. ^ The Sentinel p.52