The captain of RYE House Rockets, Jason Bunyan, has equaled Larry Ross’ record by winning the New Zealand National Championship speedway at Oreti Park. The win gave Bunyan his ninth career title, his third in succession and came after a fantastic performance in the Grand Final.
After being relegated to last place in the early stages of the winner-takes-all race, Bunyan successfully managed to overtake Andrew Aldridge and Sean Mason before chasing Gant Tregoning and catching him on the finish line.
Bunyan first won back in 2004 and has only lost in 2007, when he finished third behind Andrew Bargh and Dale Finch, and 2011 when he was runner up to Tregoning.
This month UK fans of Speedway can see the RYE House Rockets’ stand at the annual Celebration of Speedway at Paradise Wildlife Park in Broxbourne. Both Luke Bowen and team manager John Sampford will be manning the stand.
The Celebration will feature indoor and outdoor bike displays, leathers, trophies and a collectors’ fair. There will also be new exhibits including Freddie Williams’ trophies and Japanese competitor Junichio “Jimmy” Ogisu’s helmet and wire mesh goggles.