WightLink Warriors

Warriors End Of Season Party – A Roaring Success

Although the speedway racing ‘Wightlink’ Warriors season has been extended to the end of the month to accommodate re-arranged away fixtures, the club’s end of season party celebration took place in the Premier Lounge at the Andrew Younie stadium on Saturday night as riders, sponsors, management and supporters all came together to review 2017 and look forward with positivity to 2018.

With the Warriors still in danger of being the recipients of the unwanted wooden spoon, club captain took to the microphone to deliver a ‘from the heart’ rallying call to his fellow riders as they seek vital league points from the final two meetings at Stoke next Saturday and Mildenhall on 29th October and whilst it was acknowledged that things had not gone to Warriors way on-track, activities off-track had registered success after success.

Widely acclaimed within the sport as one of the most innovative and progressive clubs around, the management will have been delighted that the hours given over to promoting the Warrior Way, its values and community involvement has been reflected in improved attendances and a balance sheet that does just that i.e. balance.

One of the highlights of the year has been the tremendous success of the speedway training school ‘My First Skid’ attracting riders from both mainland and Island to ‘live the dream’ and receive expert tutorage in a safe and welcoming environment. The school is set to run regularly throughout the winter as the Warriors seek to unearth new talent for the future.

Before presentation of the awards co-promoters Barry Bishop and Martin Widman took a few moments to publically thank all those involved in making it a great time to be associated with the Warriors whilst also taking the opportunity to encourage potential sponsors or volunteers to get in touch should they wish to help in any way.

So on a night of great fun and friendship, the major awards were presented as follows:

  • Supporter’s rider of the year – Connor Coles
  • Rider’s rider of the year – James Cockle
  • Bonus point king – Adam Portwood
  • Best turned out rider – Chris Widman
  • Upside down rider – Jamie Sealey

Sid Sheldrick Awards for My First Skid;

  • Student of the year – Blaze Wirtzfeld
  • Under 16 student of the year – Chad Wirtzfeld
  • Over 16 student of the year – Morgan Williams

My First Skid Awards Awards in association with Covec (Materials For Life):

  • Piwi of the year – Jack Scully-Sayer
  • Special award for achievement – Peter Everett
  • All round award – Kye Elliott and Connor Sangster

 

Potters Washed Out

Tomorrow's meeting for the Warriors at Stoke has been postponed as the Loomer Road track is currently affected by bad weather and is not expected to recover in time.

Warriors Await Super Sunday

With last weeks away meeting at Mildenhall being postponed for the third time, the ‘Wightlink’ Warriors are on the road again this Sunday as they head for the Midlands to tackle the Stoke Potters. With Buxton also riding at Stoke immediately after the Warriors, it adds up to a Super Sunday for those three teams as they scramble to avoid finishing in bottom place in the National League.

Mildenhall Off Again

Bad weather has again forced the cancellation of today's fixture against the Fen Tigers.

Speedway Warriors At Mildenhall – Third Time Lucky?

The Island’s speedway Warriors head off to Mildenhall for the third time this season on Sunday for their penultimate away league fixture of the season. The original meeting was cancelled at very short notice in June as a result of an electrical outage at the West Row stadium, whilst the second visit fell victim to bad weather.

National League Riders Championship Result

James Cockle, skipper of the Isle of Wight ‘Wightlink’ Warriors speedway team, represented the club at today’s meeting at Leicester and on a track that he had never previously ridden and had a meeting to forget as he failed to score from five rides.

Warriors 61-29 Cradley 'Heathens'

The Isle of Wight ‘Wightlink’ Warriors speedway team ended their home 2017 season at the Andrew Younie Smallbrook Stadium with a straight forward victory over the nomadic Heathens who were missing five of their regular septet.