James Wright (speedway rider)

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James Wright
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Born (1986-06-13) 13 June 1986 (age 35)
Stockport, England
NicknameTurbo toucher
NationalityFlag of England.svg  England
Website www.wrightyracing.com
Current club information
British league Sheffield Tigers
Newcastle Diamonds
Career history
2002–2004 Buxton Hitmen
2003, 2005–2007, 2009–2010 Belle Vue Aces
2004–2007, 2011 Workington Comets
2007 Vastervik (SWE)
2008 Unia Tarnów (POL)
2008 Swindon Robins
2011 Birmingham Brummies
2011–2012 Somerset Rebels
2013 Glasgow Tigers
2014–2015 Plymouth Devils
2020– Newcastle Diamonds
2021– Sheffield Tigers
Individual honours
2004 Conference League Riders Champion
2007 Premier League Riders Champion
2009 Scottish Open Champion
Team honours
2006 Premier League Fours Winner
2004Conference League KO Cup

James Philip 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

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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.

Turbo then moved on from two wheels to wires. He found a work companion in Scott Gribble aka Scribble. They soon found their way to MESK where Turbo soon became a wiring wizard. He and scribble absolutely blitzing through some of the most prestigious jobs in the construction industry. When this pair rocked up to a job it was like watching Lionel Messi and Christiano Ronaldo walk hand in hand working seamlessly.


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  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 13 November 2007.[ dead link ]
  3. "James joins Unia Tarnów". Wrighty Racing. 13 November 2007. Archived from the original on 16 November 2007. Retrieved 13 November 2007.