Speedway Sport


Chad Wirtzfeld from Blandford in Dorset is to join the Wightlink Warriors speedway team in 2017 as a mascot, as well as joining Cameron Bell as a My First Skid team rider.

Chad, who is just 13-years-old, has already competed in speedway, grass track and long track and is a former British Junior flat track champion. Chad has won numerous meetings over the years and currently rides 250cc machines.

When asked about becoming a My First Skid team rider and mascot, Chad said:

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“I was really pleased when I was asked to be mascot and I am blown away that My First Skid want to sponsor me and help me with my racing, I think it’s awesome!

“I love riding speedway on the Isle of Wight and I love the track as I find it a really fast track. I cannot wait to do more days/evenings with My First Skid because the sessions I have done, I’ve loved”.

Barry Bishop Wightlink Warriors Commercial Director said:

“I discussed Chad’s inclusion to the MFS Team riders with Andrew Perring and Ricky Neale and we all agreed that his progress since arriving with us has been outstanding. Chad has first class equipment, is naturally gifted on the bike, and we can only see great things to come for him and My First Skid wants to help with that.

“We also know that he will be an inspiration for other kids who come to the school and we want them to all want to be like him and Cameron Bell. Alongside his great bike skills, Chad has only very keen to get involved and support others while at the Andrew Younie Smallbrook Stadium and this fits in line with the Warrior Way. So, it seemed to Martin Widman and I a natural step for him to be included with our mascots for 2017.

“The truth is we love showing what our mascots can do and they really do improve all the time and are a big crowd favourite on the Island.

We would like to thank Covec for their sponsorship of My First Skid and Paul Hubbard’s Mobile Speedway Museum for all their support of the Mini Warriors. Chad, welcome to My First Skid and the Warriors – it’s going to be great”.

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