The Isle of Wight ‘Wightlink’ Warriors Christmas Shopping spree ended earlier today when it was announced that twenty year old Connor King had been chosen to be the final rider in the 2019 jigsaw.
If the name is familiar to Warrior fans, it’s probably because the young man from Brandon in Suffolk stepped in on three occasions last season to cover for rider shortages when the Island team were on the road.
Riding mainly in the Midland Development League to date, King will be embarking on his fifth season of racing and will be fulfilling his wish for National League action. He joins on a 2.00 average.
Warrior’s co-promoter Martin Widman said, “We asked Connor to help us at some away meetings last year and he didn’t let us down as his win in heat 2 at Kent proves. We appreciate he is inexperienced at league level but he’s so enthusiastic and we are pleased to be able to offer him a chance. He will start with Chad at reserve on a 2.00 average – that seems to be the way most teams are building up at the moment – and we will give them both every encouragement”.
Connor shared his thoughts on today's news here: