Jason Garrity

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Jason Garrity
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Born (1993-11-09) 9 November 1993 (age 25)
Longsight, Greater Manchester,
England
Nationality England
Current club information
British leagueScunthorpe Scorpions
Career history
2009–2010Buxton Hitmen
2011Belle Vue Colts
2011, 2017Leicester Lions
2012–2014Rye House Rockets
2014–2016Coventry Bees
2015–2016Sheffield Tigers
2017Redcar Bears
2018Belle Vue Aces
2018King's Lynn Stars
2018–Scunthorpe Scorpions
Individual honours
2008British Under-15 Champion
2011British Under-19 Champion
2011.National League Riders Champion
Team honours
2010National League Trophy
2010National League Knock-out Cup
2010National 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]. After a fourth placed finish in the British Riders Championship in June 2018, he signed a temporary 28-day contract with the Belle Vue Aces.

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