Jason Garrity

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Jason Garrity
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Born (1993-11-09) 9 November 1993 (age 24)
Longsight, Greater Manchester,
England
Nationality  England
Current club information
British league Redcar Bears
Career history
2009–2010 Buxton Hitmen (NL)
2011 Belle Vue Colts (NL)
2011, 2017 Leicester Lions (PL)
2012–2014 Rye House Rockets (PL)
2015 Sheffield Tigers (PL)
2014- Coventry Bees (EL)
2016 Sheffield Tigers (PL)
2017 Redcar Bears (SGB CH)
Individual honours
2008 British Under-15 Champion
2011 British Under-19 Champion
2011. National League Riders Champion
Team honours
2010 National League Trophy
2010 National League Knock-out Cup
2010 National League Champions

Jason Garrity (born 9 November 1993) is an English motorcycle speedway rider who won the British Under-19 Championship and the National League Riders Championship in 2011.

Biography[edit]

Born in Longsight but now living in Droylsden, Greater Manchester, Garrity was raised by his grandfather, former world kickboxing champion Kenny Longshaw.[1] After taking up speedway in 1999, he progressed to a 500cc bike at the age of ten and won the British Under-15 championship in 2008.[1] He began riding for Buxton Hitmen in 2009, becoming a regular part of the team the following year.[1] In December 2010 he was signed by Belle Vue Aces who made him part of their National League Colts side in 2011.[1][2] In July 2011 he won the British Under-19 Championship at Rye House,[3][4] and later that month made his Elite League debut for the Aces in two matches against the Peterborough Panthers. The following month he joined Premier League team the Leicester Lions on loan for the remainder of the season.[1][5] He added another title in September when he won the National League Riders Championship, also at Rye House.[1][6] In November 2011 he signed to ride for Rye House Rockets in 2012.[7] He was a Grand Prix reserve in 2014. Garrity signed the Coventry Bees on a full transfer from Rye House Rockets in 2015. In 2017 he signed for Redcar Bears in the British SGB Championship.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "2011 Rider Index", speedwaygb.co, retrieved 2011-11-16
  2. ^ "Belle Vue sign up rising star Jason Garrity", Daily Mirror, 30 December 2010, retrieved 2011-11-16
  3. ^ Frost, Richard (2011) "Hot Rod", Speedway Star, 17 September 2011, p. 36
  4. ^ Frost, Richard (2011) "Rising star Jason Garrity wins Brit Under-19 title", menmedia.co.uk, 25 July 2011, retrieved 2011-11-16
  5. ^ "Leicester Lions sign Jason Garrity and Viktor Bergstrom", BBC, 24 August 2011, retrieved 2011-11-16
  6. ^ "Secret of Jason Garrity’s success", Tameside Advertiser, 8 September 2011, retrieved 2011-11-16
  7. ^ "Rockets sign teen sensation Garrity", Hertfordshire Mercury, 25 November 2011, retrieved 2011-11-25
  8. ^ https://www.speedwaygb.co/news.php?extend.31652