Workington Comets

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Workington Comets
Workington comets logo.png
Club information
Track address Derwent Park Stadium
Country England
Founded 1970, 1999
Closed 1981
Team manager Tony Jackson
League Premier League
Club facts
Colours Blue and White
Track size 364 metres (398 yd)
Track record time 61.7 seconds
Track record date 31 May 2014
Track record holder Richard Lawson
Current team
Rider CMA
United Kingdom Kyle Howarth 7.61
Australia Rusty Harrison 6.81
Denmark Rene Bach 7.38
Australia Matthew Wethers 5.08
United States Ricky Wells 7.18
Denmark NIcki Barrett 3.47
Denmark Kenneth Hansen 4.71
Total 42.24
Major team honours
Premier League Fours Champions 2001, 2004, 2006, 2008, 2009
Young Shield 2008, 2009, 2010

Workington Comets is a speedway club based in Workington, Cumbria. Their track is at Derwent Park Stadium, which they share with Workington Town Rugby League Football Club.[1]

They compete in the Premier League. The most notable rider is Carl Stonehewer, who also holds the records for the Comets most appearances and remains the only Premier League rider to qualify for the Speedway Grand Prix.

The Comets have won the Premier League Four-Team Championship four times, in 2001, 2004, 2006[2] and 2008. The club also won the Young Shield in 2008.[3] The Derwent Park track record is 61.7 seconds, set by Richard Lawson on 31 May 2014

2015 Team[edit]

2014 Team[edit]

2013 Team[edit]

2011 Team[edit]

2010 Team[edit]

(Adam Roynon - Released)

(John Branney - Released)

2009 Team[edit]

Also Rode:

Adam Roynan (Injured)

Luke Priest (Released)

Charles Wright (Out For 28 Or More Days)

2008 Team[edit]

2007 Team[edit]

Also Rode

2006 Team[edit]

2005 Team[edit]

Also Rode

Change of Ownership Following 2007 Season[edit]

At the end of the 2007 season, the club was sold by founding promoter Tony Mole to local Workington businessman Keith Denham.[4][5] Some of the rider assets have not been purchased and have been transferred to the Birmingham Brummies retained list. Riders who were not included in the sale were James Wright, Rusty Harrison, Mattia Carpanese, Lee Derbyshire, Charlie Venegas, Charlie Ermolenko and James Mann, the latter six riders having all retired from British speedway at that time.[6]


Young Shield[edit]

Winners : 2008, 2009, 2010

Premier League Four-Team Championship[edit]

Winners : 2001, 2004, 2006, 2008,2009

Premier League Pairs Championship[edit]


  1. ^ Bamford, R & Jarvis J.(2001). Homes of British Speedway. ISBN 0-7524-2210-3
  2. ^ Bamford, Robert (2007-03-01). Tempus Speedway Yearbook 2007. NPI Media Group. ISBN 0-7524-4250-3. 
  3. ^ "Workington Comets beat Berwick to win speedway's Young Shield". News and Star. 2008-10-30. Retrieved 2008-10-30. 
  4. ^ "My Plans for the Comets". News and Star. 1 November 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-02. [dead link]
  5. ^ "I'll rev up the Comets". News and Star. 31 October 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-02. [dead link]
  6. ^ "Wrighty may ride off to the Elite". News and Star. 2 November 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-02. [dead link]

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