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2017 SEASON

2017 WARRIORS STARTING LINE-UP

Jackie Vatcher (Team Manager), Tyler Govier, Ben Wilson,

Chris Widman, Nathan Grieves, Barry Bishop (Co-promoter),

James Cockle (Captain), Chad Wirtzfeld (Mascot),

Rikki Mullins (Kneeling)

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2017 WARRIORS FINISHING LINE-UP

Scott Campos, Connor Coles,

James Cockle (Captain On Bike), Chris Widman,

Jamie Sealey, Ben Wilson, Adam Portwood (Kneeling)

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MARTIN WIDMAN
CO-PROMOTER
JAMES COCKLE
CAPTAIN

With his second spell as Captain, James began the season on fire consistently scoring heavily, which saw him take over

the No.1 position midway through

the season. 

STARTING AVERAGE : 7.35

FINISHING AVERAGE : 7.83

JACKIE VATCHER
TEAM MANAGER
BEN
WILSON

Brought in as a true heat leader, Ben did not disappoint, gaining many

Heat 13 & 15 victories when the pressure was on.  Started and ended the season as the Warriors top average point rider.

STARTING AVERAGE : 8.50

FINISHING AVERAGE : 8.05

BARRY BISHOP
CO-PROMOTER
CONNOR
COLES

Joining the Warriors midway through the season, Connor provided vital backup to the top

two from the No.3 position.  A solid performer, especially around Smallbrook. 

STARTING AVERAGE : 7.11

FINISHING AVERAGE : 6.75

SCOTT
CAMPOS

Scott answered the SOS Warriors

call after a non starting 2018 season.  Gaining speed in every meeting, Scott was a vital points scorer both home and away in the main body

of the team.

STARTING AVERAGE : 6.35

FINISHING AVERAGE : 5.80

JAMIE
SEALEY

Gaining his No.7 race jacket after impressing on press & practice day, Jamie soon became the fans favourite with his total commitment to the team, his efforts on track and willingness to cover extra rides.

STARTING AVERAGE : 3.00

FINISHING AVERAGE : 3.00

KELSEY
DUGARD

Ever popular Kelsey rejoined the Warriors halfway through the season, only to be shown the exit 4 meetings later.  His short spell plagued with injury, bike and

engine issues.  .

STARTING AVERAGE : 5.00

FINISHING AVERAGE : 4.00

CHRIS
WIDMAN

A tough year for Chris with his average dipping slightly, however he cemented his position in the main body of the team throughout, and was a stable influence both on track and in the pits.

STARTING AVERAGE : 4.45

FINISHING AVERAGE : 4.26

JAMIE
BURSILL

Jamie tried out for the No.7 position on press day, and his commitment led to him being offered the No.8 berth.  Gained valuable experience when stepping in to cover rides for the missing Warriors. 

STARTING AVERAGE : 3.00

FINISHING AVERAGE : 3.00

TYLER
GOVIER

Tyler's season never got up and running.  After the opening meeting, Tyler crashed at Plymouth, only to return and crash again a few weeks later.  This followed with the news of his retirement from the sport.

STARTING AVERAGE : 3.30

FINISHING AVERAGE : 3.30

ADAM
PORTWOOD

After impressing during the Best Pairs meeting, Adam was rewarded with a reserve team position and made it his own.  Bringing not only points to the scoreboard, but a refreshing enthusiasm in the pits.

STARTING AVERAGE : 3.00

FINISHING AVERAGE : 3.83

NATHAN
GRIEVES

Starting the season looking like he would lead the Warriors charge, Nathan rocked the club early doors, leaving the Warriors to join championship club Ipswich.  A blow the Warriors never recovered from. 

STARTING AVERAGE : 8.36

FINISHING AVERAGE : 8.36

RIKKI
MULLINS

Coming back into the sport after a lengthy lay off, Rikki struggled to find form, and with an injury and engine issues, he decided to call time on his racing career as a Warrior two months into the season.

STARTING AVERAGE : 3.00

FINISHING AVERAGE : 3.00

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