Cameron Woodward

Cameron Jackson Woodward (born 8 January 1985 in Mildura, Victoria) is an Australian speedway rider who has won the Victorian State Championship on three occasions.

Cameron Woodward
Born (1985-01-08) 8 January 1985 (age 36)
Mildura, Victoria
Nationality Australia
Websitewww.cjwracing.com
Career history
Great Britain
2004, 2005Edinburgh Monarchs
2005-2011Eastbourne Eagles
Sweden
2006Getingarna Sztokholm
2008Valsarna Hagfors
Poland
2008Marma Rzeszów
2009Marma Hadykówka Rzeszów
2010Speedway Miskolc
2011, 2012Lubelski Węgiel KMŻ Lublin
Germany
2008MSC Pfaffenhofen
Individual honours
2006, 2008, 2009Victoria State Champion
2014South Australian Champion
Team honours
2008Elite League Knockout Cup
2009Elite Shield

CareerEdit

A product of junior speedway at the Olympic Park Speedway in Mildura (where the likes of Phil Crump, Jason Crump and Leigh Adams learnt their trade), Woodward gained experience of racing in Australia before starting his British speedway career in 2003 with Elite League Poole Pirates, and initially combined speedway racing with his job back in Australia as a plumber.[1][2] He then spent the 2004 and 2005 seasons in the Premier League with Edinburgh Monarchs, his average rising to over 7.[1][3] He returned to the Elite League with Eastbourne Eagles in 2006, and after rising through the team, in a spell when the team won the Elite League Knockout Cup in 2008 and the Elite Shield in 2009, was given the team captaincy in 2010, and has remained with the team since.[1][4][5]

In 2008 and 2009 he also rode the Polish Ekstraliga for Stal Rzeszów, moving on to Miskolc in 2010.[6] Since 2011 he rides for KMŻ Lublin.

Woodward first won the Victoria State Championship in the 2005/6 season and won it again in 2007/8 and 2008/9.[1] In 2012 he finished in 3rd place in the Australian National Championship.[7]

Woodward also competes in long track speedway, and took part in the World Championship in 2012, finishing in 6th place overall.[8][9]

He also competes in grasstrack racing, and won the British Masters Championship in 2012.[9][10]

Woodward was the 2014 South Australian Champion, winning the title at Adelaide's Gillman Speedway on 7 December 2013.[11]

Woodward's 2014 season was ended by a broken femur sustained in a crash while riding in Poland in September. While it was anticipated that he would be fit for the start of the 2015 season, and after signing for Coventry Bees, Indianerna and Lokomotiv Daugavpils in January a check-up revealed that the break hadn't healed and a bone graft would be required, meaning that he would miss the early part of the season.[12]

Championship recordEdit

World Longtrack ChampionshipEdit

Grand-Prix SeriesEdit

  • 2012 - 6 apps (9th) 74pts
  • 2013 - 6 apps (6th) 90pts
  • 2014 - 3 apps (15th) 12pts

Best ResultsEdit

Team ChampionshipEdit

British Masters Grasstrack ChampionshipEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d "Rider Index", speedwaygb.co. Retrieved 1 January 2013
  2. ^ "Speedway: Cameron makes Eagles debut", The Argus, 8 May 2006. Retrieved 1 January 2013
  3. ^ "Woodward Waits in Champs' Wings", The Scotsman, 18 March 2004. Retrieved 1 January 2013
  4. ^ "Cameron Woodward ready for Eastbourne Eagles opener", BBC, 22 March 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013
  5. ^ "Arlington Return for Woodward Archived 2 February 2013 at archive.today", speedway365.com, 17 December 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013
  6. ^ Owen, Brian (2008) "Eagles ace has extra incentive", The Argus, 28 March 2008. Retrieved 1 January 2013
  7. ^ "Cameron Woodward 3rd in Australian Solo Speedway Championship", Mildura Independent, 21 January 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013
  8. ^ "Cameron Woodward moves to 7th in World Long Track speedway titles", Mildura Independent, 13 September 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013
  9. ^ a b "Cameron’s back at Eastbourne for 2013", Sussex Express, 17 December 2012. Retrieved 1 January 2013
  10. ^ "British Masters Championship", grasstrackgb.co.uk. Retrieved 1 January 2013
  11. ^ 2013/14 SA Solo Title
  12. ^ "Woodward Set for Bone Graft", speedwaygp.com, 27 January 2015. Retrieved 27 January 2015

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