Thursday October 17, 2019
BRITISH Champion Charles Wright has thanked all at the club after sweeping the board in their end-of-season awards.

Wright was the big winner when the outcome was announced at last Friday’s event, although he was unable to be there in person due to a racing commitment.

He was rewarded for a terrific season in Crendon Panthers’ colours with three Rider of the Year awards – those voted for by the management, the supporters, and also his fellow team members.

It completed a brilliant campaign for the 30-year-old, who followed up his national title glory at Belle Vue in July with a highly creditable Wild Card appearance in the British Grand Prix at Cardiff – and he has also been called up to represent Great Britain in next Wednesday’s clash with Denmark at King’s Lynn.

Wright said: “First of all, a huge thank-you to everyone who has voted for me to win these awards.

“I have enjoyed every minute of my time with Peterborough this season, and to receive these awards just makes it even sweeter to round off a great season for me personally.

“We have struggled as a team with injuries but the crowd has always stayed behind the team and I would like to be back there next season, but obviously that all depends on the outcome of the BSPA conference.

“Peterborough is a track I like to ride and it suits my style. Thanks again to everyone for the awards. It means a lot to me.”

Wright unfortunately misses Panthers’ season finale at Wolverhampton on Sunday (4pm) as he is racing for Redcar in the Championship KO Cup Final at Newcastle, which takes precedence.

Ulrich Ostergaard, who rides for the Diamonds, is missing for the same reason, and boss Carl Johnson has moved to book Richard Lawson and Kyle Newman as guests.

The remaining members of the Panthers’ regular septet – Hans Andersen, Rohan Tungate, Scott Nicholls, Jason Garrity and Ty Proctor – are all declared in the line-up for the Premiership Supporters’ Cup fixture.

Wolves have cut admission prices to just £10 for all adults (£1 for children), and the meeting also includes a bumper British Youth schedule, so it’s a great chance for supporters to enjoy a final burst of racing action in 2019.

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