Thurrock Hammers https://www.thurrockhammers.com The Extreme Team Sport Fri, 11 Sep 2020 09:57:27 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.5.1 On 2 Minutes with James Laker https://www.thurrockhammers.com/blog/on-2-minutes-with-james-laker/ https://www.thurrockhammers.com/blog/on-2-minutes-with-james-laker/#respond Fri, 11 Sep 2020 09:57:25 +0000 https://www.thurrockhammers.com/?p=3802 Get to know the 2020/21 Seagulls. On two minutes with James Laker – riding for The Eastbourne Seagulls Powered by Save Thurrock Hammers speedway in the MSDL league.  To follow James on social media, click here for Facebook, here for Instagram and here for Twitter. What is your favourite track (and why?) My favourite track would have to be Somerset or […]

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Get to know the 2020/21 Seagulls. On two minutes with James Laker – riding for The Eastbourne Seagulls Powered by Save Thurrock Hammers speedway in the MSDL league. 

To follow James on social media, click here for Facebook, here for Instagram and here for Twitter.

What is your favourite track (and why?)

My favourite track would have to be Somerset or the Isle of wight because they are both very fast tracks to ride on.

Who is your favourite rider (and why?)

My favourite rider is Jason Doyle because he is a very good rider, down to earth and he went through a lot to become World Champion.

What is the best thing about being a speedway rider?

The best thing about being a speedway rider is the enjoyment of being able to race my bike against 3 other people.

What’s the worst thing about being a speedway rider?

The worst thing about being a speedway rider is cleaning my bikes after I’ve had a bad meeting.

Inside on the white line or hugging the fence?

I normal ride inside, but sometimes I like a blast in the dirt around the outside.

Best piece of advice you’ve been given?

The best bit of advice I have been given, is the quicker you go the easier the bike is to ride.

Pre-meeting ritual?

I don’t have one

Biggest achievement of your career so far?

The biggest achievement of my career has either got to be winning the SDL with Kent or topping the MSDL averages beating many NL riders.

What are your aims and aspirations for the next few seasons?

My aims & aspirations for the next few seasons is to progress on into a NL team.

Any sponsors to shout out too?

I would like to thank all of my sponsors:

Trevor Laker Engineering,

Rob Racing,

Will & Jan,

Peter & Barbara,

Collard Pluming Services,

Clean My Ride,

Teng Tools,

John Carpenter

Sittingbourne Speedway

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On 2 minutes with Cesca Wright https://www.thurrockhammers.com/blog/on-2-minutes-with-cesca-wright/ https://www.thurrockhammers.com/blog/on-2-minutes-with-cesca-wright/#respond Thu, 10 Sep 2020 13:11:06 +0000 https://www.thurrockhammers.com/?p=3794 Get to know the 2020/21 Seagulls. On two minutes with Cesca Wright – riding for The Eastbourne Seagulls Powered by Save Thurrock Hammers speedway in the MSDL league. To follow Cesca on social media, click here for Twitter, here for Facebook and here for Instagram. What is your favourite track and why?   Rye House […]

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Get to know the 2020/21 Seagulls. On two minutes with Cesca Wright – riding for The Eastbourne Seagulls Powered by Save Thurrock Hammers speedway in the MSDL league.

To follow Cesca on social media, click here for Twitter, here for Facebook and here for Instagram.

What is your favourite track and why?  

Rye House or Coventry would have to be my all-time favourites. Rye House because I prefer smaller tracks and I loved riding there, and Coventry because it has so much history for me – I used to go watch speedway there as a kid and it was where I was first introduced to the sport.

Who is your favourite rider and why?

It’s joint between Emil Sayfutdinov or Bartosz Zmarzlik, just because they’re both so entertaining to watch!

Best thing about being a speedway rider?

Getting to go all over the country to ride at different tracks, meeting new people and seeing the fans.

Worst thing about being a speedway rider?

Probably the long hours of driving! Although the crashes/injuries aren’t fun either!

Inside on the white line or hugging the fence?

I’m more of a middle of the track kind of girl! Although I’d probably go for more towards the fence than near the inside.

Best piece of advice you’ve been given?

I’ve had a few over the years! Normally things like ‘more throttle’ or ‘be more aggressive’! Most recently though would probably have to be from Rachel Hellowell; she was the one who gave me that first push to try and get an MSDL spot.

Cesca with Rachel

Pre-meeting ritual?

I don’t really have one. I always make sure I stretch, and sometimes I’ll listen to music to calm down, but mostly I just try and think about something else otherwise I end up getting really nervous!

Biggest achievement of your career to date?

My first MSDL season; I expected to come away with maybe a handful of points, and instead I exceeded my expectations, became the top female rider in the league, and even got my first 5-0 in a race!

What are your aims/aspirations for the next few seasons?

In terms of racing, I’d just really like to build upon my first season – score some more points and try to be more competitive than I was last year. One of my main aims is to try and encourage more women and girls into riding and competing, so I’ll be focusing on that a lot more over the next few years. 

Any sponsors to shout out to?

Carl Ford Accountancy

Craig Dickson

Jim West Photography

In Motion Trials

Steve Rushton

Dave Hutchinson

LPE Consultants Ltd

Stephen Nobbs

Terry McGowan

Graham Wilkins

Peter Gillam

Shale Sisters Workshop

Sam Peters Racing

Chesil Radio

Source UK

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On 2 minutes with Nick Laurence https://www.thurrockhammers.com/blog/on-2-minutes-with-nick-laurence/ https://www.thurrockhammers.com/blog/on-2-minutes-with-nick-laurence/#respond Wed, 09 Sep 2020 12:49:07 +0000 https://www.thurrockhammers.com/?p=3786 Get to know the 2020/21 Seagulls. On two minutes with Nick Laurence – riding for The Eastbourne Seagulls Powered by Save Thurrock Hammers speedway in the MSDL league. To follow Nick on social media, click here for Twitter, here for Facebook and here for Instagram. What is your favourite track (and why)? Maćon in France […]

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Get to know the 2020/21 Seagulls. On two minutes with Nick Laurence – riding for The Eastbourne Seagulls Powered by Save Thurrock Hammers speedway in the MSDL league.

To follow Nick on social media, click here for Twitter, here for Facebook and here for Instagram.

What is your favourite track (and why)?

Maćon in France because it’s big and fast, and Peterborough in England  

Who is your favourite rider (and why)?

Tony Rickardsson, for being the best ever

Best thing about being a speedway rider?

To be able to go racing with my dad 

Worst thing about being a speedway rider?

Travelling and the injury’s 

Inside on the white line or hugging the fence?

White line always 

Best piece of advice you’ve been given?

If everything seems under control, you are not going fast enough

Pre-meeting ritual?

I have to be the last one in my team to go into the changing rooms 

Biggest achievement of your career to date?

Difficult to say but winning the tunnel trophy with Lakeside in 2017 is up there 

What are your aims / aspirations for the next few seasons?

To stay safe

Any sponsors to shout out too?

Keatley & Barrell construction LTD 

WL Racing 

#The3 

G.Gates hgv diagnostic tech LTD

Scandic CNC 

Mum & Dad 

Image Credits: Tiffani Graveling Photography

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On 2 minutes with Josh Warren https://www.thurrockhammers.com/blog/on-2-minutes-with-josh-warren/ https://www.thurrockhammers.com/blog/on-2-minutes-with-josh-warren/#respond Tue, 08 Sep 2020 09:35:00 +0000 https://www.thurrockhammers.com/?p=3777 Get to know the 2020/21 Seagulls. On two minutes with Josh Warren – riding for The Eastbourne Seagulls Powered by Save Thurrock Hammers speedway in the MSDL league. To follow Josh on social media, click here for Facebook, here for Instagram and here for Twitter. 1: What is your favourite track (and why?) As I’ve […]

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Get to know the 2020/21 Seagulls. On two minutes with Josh Warren – riding for The Eastbourne Seagulls Powered by Save Thurrock Hammers speedway in the MSDL league.

To follow Josh on social media, click here for Facebook, here for Instagram and here for Twitter.

1: What is your favourite track (and why?)

As I’ve only just started riding speedway, I haven’t ridden a lot of tracks yet, but so far Leicester is probably one of my favourites because it’s quite challenging.

2: Who is your favourite rider (and why?)

I would not say I have a favourite rider,  but some who I look up to would have to be Mick Poole, and Danny King because he is helping me loads, and John and Chris Holder.

3: What is the best thing about being a speedway rider?

As I mentioned, I’ve only just begun in my speedway career, but I’m enjoying learning my craft and meeting new people.

4: What is the worst thing about being a speedway rider?

So far there isn’t anything.  I’m enjoying everything.

5. Inside on the white line or hugging the fence?

I’m only just beginning my career, so at this stage I go wherever the bike takes me!

6: Best piece of advice you’ve been given?

Danny King and Richie Hawkins have both given me a lot of useful advice for both on and off the track, but I just keep watching the top boys and learn from their positioning on the bike and their track craft.

7: Pre-meeting ritual?

I always make sure that I check my bike before going out, so I have trust in my machine.

8: Biggest achievement of your career so far?

Unfortunately, I haven’t done a lot yet, but I was really happy with winning my first two amateur meetings in the support and novice class.

9: What are your aims and aspirations for the next few seasons?

My main aim is establish myself in a team, in domestic league racing.

10.  Any sponsors to shout out too?

I’d like to say a big  thank you to the people helping me; my Dad who is going above and beyond for me, my Mother , Danny King who is mentoring me alongside Ritchie Hawkins and my Grandad who pushes me to be a better rider and helps out with what I need.

Main image credit: Les Brewin

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On 2 minutes with James Jessop https://www.thurrockhammers.com/blog/on-2-minutes-with-james-jessop/ https://www.thurrockhammers.com/blog/on-2-minutes-with-james-jessop/#respond Mon, 07 Sep 2020 12:45:29 +0000 https://www.thurrockhammers.com/?p=3765 Get to know the 2020/21 Seagulls. On two minutes with James Jessop – riding for The Eastbourne Seagulls Powered by Save Thurrock Hammers speedway in the MSDL league. To follow James on social media, click here for Twitter, here for Facebook and here for Instagram. 1: What is your favourite track (and why?) To ride its Swindon. I’ve only been twice […]

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Get to know the 2020/21 Seagulls. On two minutes with James Jessop – riding for The Eastbourne Seagulls Powered by Save Thurrock Hammers speedway in the MSDL league.

To follow James on social media, click here for Twitter, here for Facebook and here for Instagram.

1: What is your favourite track (and why?)

To ride its Swindon. I’ve only been twice but loved it. It is a great shape, prepared well. It’s also nostalgic for me because it was the first track I watched live Speedway at.

2: Who is your favourite rider (and why?)

Jason Crump is my favourite of all time. I’m a Belle Vue fan when I’m not riding, and he was our big hitter when I started watching speedway. I also like Zagar and probably a bit controversial for an Eastbourne rider to say, but Cookie too. I like Smolinski too.

3: What is the best thing about being a speedway rider?

I love the traveling! A lot of people moan about it but I like it. Plus I’m a very competitive guy so I love the competition. When it’s going well, I feel like a superstar but I can be pretty moody when it’s not.

4: What is the worst thing about being a speedway rider?

I can’t remember the last time I had a lot of money. At this level, the outgoings are significantly more than what comes in. And what does come in 9/10 goes back into the bike/equipment or travel.

5. Inside on the white line or hugging the fence?

I would love to say I blast around the fence but I’m an inside line rider. Riding wide is something I need to work on. But I am pretty confident with my cut back ability, especially on the first turn.

6: Best piece of advice you’ve been given?

Don’t listen to everyone. Everyone thinks they are a pro and have the secret and what’s best for you. They probably have what is best for them, no doubt. But if you have 10 people in your ear, its unlikely they are all saying the same thing. So now I know who I trust when I need a hand and I’ve also picked up enough now that I’m able to test and make progress/discoveries using previous experience, whereas when I just started and was clueless. It gets confusing.

7: Pre-meeting ritual?

I like to turn up early. I enjoy watching the atmosphere in the pits/stands build. I’ll walk the track, sometimes more than once. I don’t really have any lucky omens (maybe it’s where I’ve gone wrong!) But I’ll just study the programme, read it, talk to my team mates, interact with any fans and then get changed. 

8: Biggest achievement of your career so far?

In my first year on a bike in 2017 I won the southern track riders series championship (Novice class) which led to my SDL debut with Weymouth down at Plymouth (a 7 hour drive for 2 rides cause it was abandoned). I never won an individual round that series. To this day, I have never won an individual meeting. I did also win the pairs that season to make it a double on my first season.

9: What are your aims and aspirations for the next few seasons?

To keep getting quicker and be the best I can. 2018, my 2nd season was rough as I thought it would be easy to just slot into the MDL/SDL. 2019 was plagued by bike issues. So really, I want to go and prove my worth. Some people only saw my worst from 2018 so it would be nice to go and prove them wrong. Even some people in my own camp doubt me at times. Hopefully, I can earn a NL guest booking in the not too distant future.

10.  Any sponsors to shout out too:

Claret IT

Robins Updates

A&D Roofing

Pete Hibberd Training Academy

DP Designs

Chesil Radio

Jo Collings

Danny Chilcott

Ruth Hannah

Race FX

Ali Morgan

Will Warnes

Jonathan Peplow

Main Image credit: ScipsPics

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On 2 minutes with Eli Meadows https://www.thurrockhammers.com/blog/on-2-minutes-with-eli-meadows/ https://www.thurrockhammers.com/blog/on-2-minutes-with-eli-meadows/#respond Sun, 06 Sep 2020 12:51:16 +0000 https://www.thurrockhammers.com/?p=3738 Get to know the 2020/21 Seagulls. On two minutes with Eli Meadows – riding for The Eastbourne Seagulls Powered by Save Thurrock Hammers speedway in the MSDL league. To follow Eli on social media, click here for Facebook and here for Instagram. 1: What is your favourite track (and why?) My favourite track is probably […]

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Get to know the 2020/21 Seagulls. On two minutes with Eli Meadows – riding for The Eastbourne Seagulls Powered by Save Thurrock Hammers speedway in the MSDL league.

To follow Eli on social media, click here for Facebook and here for Instagram.

1: What is your favourite track (and why?)

My favourite track is probably Somerset, as it’s the track I have learnt to ride on and it is always well prepared.

2: Who is your favourite rider (and why?)

My favourite rider from the past is probably Leigh Adams. I watched him at Swindon when I was about 2 or 3 and he was flying.  From the present day it would probably be Charles Wright. He is an exciting rider and never gives up.

3: What is the best thing about being a speedway rider?

Getting the opportunities to go around the country and ride at various tracks.

4: What is the worst thing about being a speedway rider?

RAIN OFFS!!!

5. Inside on the white line or hugging the fence?

Definitely around the white line because it’s less likely you will get wiped out 😂

Eli with Somerset Co-Promoter Garry May

6: Best piece of advice you’ve been given?

Probably the best piece of advice I have been given is to always believe in yourself and never get disheartened.

7: Pre-meeting ritual?

I don’t really have one, however we must go en-route for a Tesco’s meal deal.

8: Biggest achievement of your career so far?

Probably winning a grass track meeting in Bridgewater in the intermediates. With speedway it was always nice to win home and away for Reading.

9: What are your aims and aspirations for the next few seasons?

My aims are to just get faster and faster. One of my goals for this season is to get a maximum in the MSDL for Eastbourne. I would also like to be in a national league team in the next couple of seasons.

10.  Any sponsors to shout out too?

Big thanks to the following & everyone who backs and supports me.

Dave Meadows Plant hire and Groundworks.

Dm Aqua blast

Rock field Farm Shop

Proper job jukebox

Spencer Commercial

Mom and dad

Ari

Broomie

Autosmart

Worcester

Chris Moseley

Emma Stevens

Matt Stevens

Gene Carter

Dave Linaker Plumbing and Heating

Jack Spanner

Image credits: Jeff Higgot and HMX images / Haggis Hartman

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Hammers launch new Merchandise range https://www.thurrockhammers.com/blog/hammers-launch-new-merchandise-range/ https://www.thurrockhammers.com/blog/hammers-launch-new-merchandise-range/#respond Sun, 16 Aug 2020 08:22:51 +0000 https://www.thurrockhammers.com/?p=3704 Thurrock Hammers Ltd are delighted to launch their new Merchandise range in association with our new Merchandise Partners, Corporate Connection. An initial range including Face coverings, caps, T-Shirts, Hoodies and Softshell jackets have been produced for the Hammers brand, with a number of products also developed with both the Hammers & The Seagulls logos (on […]

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Thurrock Hammers Ltd are delighted to launch their new Merchandise range in association with our new Merchandise Partners, Corporate Connection.

An initial range including Face coverings, caps, T-Shirts, Hoodies and Softshell jackets have been produced for the Hammers brand, with a number of products also developed with both the Hammers & The Seagulls logos (on the arm) in association with the clubs sponsorship of the Eastbourne Seagulls MSDL team.

All garments, which have either printed high quality transfers or embroidered badges on to top quality merchandise, are made and posted to order thereby removing the need for the club to invest in large quantities of stock.

All prices include VAT where appropriate and all Postage and Packing, with administration and a Telephone Helpline provided by Corporate Connection, during Office hours Monday to Friday.

Delivery time is anticipated at 10-15 working days (normally 7-10 days). If there are likely to be any delays you will be notified when placing the order.

Posting and Delivery is with DHL, (Recorded) Royal Mail and DPD depending on order size & value. Products can be tracked directly to your home, and you have the option to amend the delivery time to suit your circumstances or to arrange to pick up at the nearest collection point once the item is in transit. Tracking from the Company HQ in Tamworth Staffordshire by DHL is automatically sent to your e-mail address. 

The Online Store can be reached via the secure Corporate Connection portal here or click on the Merchandise section here and enter the Portal by clicking on any product. 

Corporate Connection specialise in high quality Sports Merchandise and Branded Work-Wear and provide excellent customer service for such high profile Global names as Mercedes Benz; Jaguar Cars ; Molson Coors, Virgin Atlantic, Phillips; H Samuel and the BRDC (British Racing Drivers Club) who are based at Silverstone F1 Circuit.

Managing Director Simon Sprason is a motorsport fanatic, being an ex-Formula 3 Racing Driver himself and also a lifelong Birmingham Brummies Speedway fan since the 1970’s.

Hammers Club Director Ian Smalley commented “Having worked with Simon and Corporate Connection through my freelance association with The Eastbourne Eagles, I’m delighted that we have been able to extend and develop the relationship with The Hammers.  The products are fantastic quality and are another important element of our campaign to return Speedway to Thurrock.”

Open the secure Corporate Connection portal here or click on the Merchandise section here and enter the Portal by clicking on any product. 

As with all our fund-raising activities, any profits made from the merchandise will be reinvested back into the club.  This includes supporting our campaign to return speedway to the borough, and to provide on-going sponsorship of the Eastbourne Seagulls MSDL team Powered by Save Thurrock Hammers Speedway.

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HammersTime Bib https://www.thurrockhammers.com/blog/hammerstime-bib/ https://www.thurrockhammers.com/blog/hammerstime-bib/#respond Sat, 25 Jul 2020 09:45:49 +0000 https://www.thurrockhammers.com/?p=3568 Thurrock Hammers are delighted to offer fans from across the globe the chance to own another truly unique piece of speedway memorabilia! Back in February 2020, the Hammers hosted ‘Hammerstime’ at the Thurrock Hotel and we are now proud to offer a truly one-off opportunity to purchase a race-ready Thurrock Hammers bib signed by the […]

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Thurrock Hammers are delighted to offer fans from across the globe the chance to own another truly unique piece of speedway memorabilia!

Back in February 2020, the Hammers hosted ‘Hammerstime’ at the Thurrock Hotel and we are now proud to offer a truly one-off opportunity to purchase a race-ready Thurrock Hammers bib signed by the following 5 past and present Arena Essex/Lakeside/Thurrock Hammers legends who were in attendance that evening .

Andrew Silver and Ian Humphreys from the teams of the 80s, 2016 British Champion Danny King who rode for the club in 2003 and 2014, current honorary Thurrock Hammers captain Ben Morley and Eastbourne and Mildenhall star (but in his heart always a Hammer) Jason Edwards.

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The auction will close at 5pm on THURSDAY 6th AUGUST 2020.  There is a reserve price for this bib of £75 as we are confident that the auction will attract significant interest.

Funds raised from the sale of this bib will be used exclusively to help fund our sponsorship of the Eastbourne Seagulls.

The leading bidder (s) will, however, be advised as the auction progresses and the club will issue periodic information about the leading amount tendered so that fans can make bids accordingly.

The winning bidder will be contacted on Friday 7th August 2020.  

Please send your bid by email only please to mark@thurrockhammers.com or complete the form below.

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Hammers Memory Boards

UPDATE – We still have a few History of The Hammers A3 Memory Boards available ….. just £17.99 for a special memento of our time at Arena Essex. Please contact russell@thurrockhammers.com to order yours.

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Seagulls Squad complete with Josh Warren https://www.thurrockhammers.com/blog/seagulls-squad-complete-with-josh-warren/ https://www.thurrockhammers.com/blog/seagulls-squad-complete-with-josh-warren/#respond Thu, 23 Jul 2020 08:32:40 +0000 https://www.thurrockhammers.com/?p=3543 The Eastbourne Seagulls powered by Save Thurrock Hammers speedway are delighted to complete their 2020/21 Midland Southern Development League squad, naming Josh Warren as the sixth rider. The twenty-year-old is new to speedway after originally riding in Motocross and came to the Seagulls Managements notice following an initial recommendation from fellow Seagull Cesca Wright. Based […]

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The Eastbourne Seagulls powered by Save Thurrock Hammers speedway are delighted to complete their 2020/21 Midland Southern Development League squad, naming Josh Warren as the sixth rider.

The twenty-year-old is new to speedway after originally riding in Motocross and came to the Seagulls Managements notice following an initial recommendation from fellow Seagull Cesca Wright.

Based in Peterborough, Josh has already ridden at numerous tracks including Rye House, Ipswich and Leicester as well as Macon in France, and despite being in his first season won his class in the recent amateur meeting at Scunthorpe.

Josh who shares a workshop with former Hammers star & British Final winner Danny King and comes recommended by Ipswich Co-Promoter Richie Hawkins commented:

“I want to say a big thank you to The Seagulls for giving me the opportunity to ride for such a good club and I’m really looking forward to going racing”

Seagulls Team Manager Mark Sexton added:

“Josh is new to speedway but has been making rapid strides through the amateur classes at Scunthorpe recently.  He has already caught the eye of several shrewd observers and we’re confident that the extra track time he will get with the Seagulls will speed up his development even further.”

The Seagulls MSDL meetings will take place at Arlington, with dates to be confirmed with the current Government restrictions in place. 

We hope to have some exciting news in a few days about plans for some additional Meetings in line with Covid 19 Government restrictions, and subject to Supporter approval in a short Poll planned for the weekend over on the Eagles site. 

To follow Josh on social media, click for here Facebook, here for Twitter and here for Instagram.

To learn about a range of Sponsorship opportunities for both individual riders and the Seagulls in general, please contact our Commercial and Operations Director Russell Keetch here.

Image Credits: Jeff Higgott.

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James Laker announced as fifth Seagull https://www.thurrockhammers.com/blog/james-laker-announced-as-fifth-seagull/ https://www.thurrockhammers.com/blog/james-laker-announced-as-fifth-seagull/#respond Wed, 15 Jul 2020 08:22:26 +0000 https://www.thurrockhammers.com/?p=3498 The Eastbourne Seagulls powered by Save Thurrock Hammers speedway are delighted to announce James Laker as the fifth rider of their 2020/21 Midland Southern Development League squad. The eighteen-year-old from Sandwich in Kent, landed a team place at reserve for the Kent Kings in the National League in 2019, as well as captaining the Weymouth […]

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The Eastbourne Seagulls powered by Save Thurrock Hammers speedway are delighted to announce James Laker as the fifth rider of their 2020/21 Midland Southern Development League squad.

The eighteen-year-old from Sandwich in Kent, landed a team place at reserve for the Kent Kings in the National League in 2019, as well as captaining the Weymouth Wildcats in the MSDL.

He has also ridden for The Kent Kestrels in the SDL and for Sittingbourne in the SSL and competed in the British Youth Championship between 2015 and 2017.

James Laker – Image credit Odd Shots (Jeff Young)

James, who first took to the shale at the Hagon Shocks Academy at The Hammers former home The Arena Essex Raceway, will also be riding for the Crayford Kestrels in 2020 commented:

“I would like to thank the Eastbourne Seagulls for the opportunity, and look forward to representing them and getting some competitive laps in”

Seagulls Team Manager Mark Sexton added:

“James’s inclusion in the Seagulls squad is a major boost given his experience and results at this level in previous seasons and I’m certain that he’ll be looking to put himself in the shop window for rides in higher leagues. He has good equipment ready to go and I’m confident he will make the most of his opportunity with the Seagulls.”

The Midland Southern Development league rules allow a squad of up to 6 riders, with The Seagulls MSDL meetings taking place following the main Championship action at Arlington.

To follow James on social media, click here for Facebook, here for Instagram and here for Twitter.

To learn about a range of Sponsorship opportunities for both individual riders and the Seagulls in general, please contact our Commercial and Operations Director Russell Keetch here.

Image Credits: Odd Shots (Geoff Young)

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