Dirty Dozen with James Wright
The Dirty Dozen show goes on and the latest rider to heed the call is Grasstrack and Speedway Racer James Wright…
Feature Image courtesy of Brian Winch
Dirt Hub: Do you have a Pre-Race Playlist you listen too, and if so name a couple of tracks that are on it?
James: I normally just listen to music on the radio on the way to a meeting. Once I’m at a meeting I don’t listen to music I’m too busy making sure everything is okay with my equipment.
Dirt Hub: When was the last time you cried?
James: That’s a hard question, probably when my best mate passed away.
Dirt Hub: What is your favourite inspirational quote?
James: My favourite quote would have to be, “If you’re not first you’re last”
Dirt Hub: Do you have any weird suspicions or pre-race rituals?
James: I’m a really chilled person so I don’t think I do have any pre-race rituals I think the only thing I do is make sure I’m always early to a meeting.
Dirt Hub: What drives you most to get up in the morning and go training?
James: My family is my drive, Unfortunately, I have to work through the winter, so I have to train after work in the evenings.
Dirt Hub: If you didn’t race what sport would you play or take part in?
James: If I didn’t race I would like to play football
Dirt Hub: What is your biggest Phobia?
James: My biggest phobia would be heights
Dirt Hub: Who is your biggest sporting idol and why?
James: Mark Loram, he was pure talent on a bike, and he always gave 100% until the chequered flag.
Dirt Hub: Where do you see yourself in five years time?
James: Hopefully still racing whether that’s speedway or grasstrack. If not supporting my children in a sport that they love doing.
Dirt Hub: What is your all-time favourite movie?
James: I’d have to say Shawshank Redemption.
Dirt Hub: Who has had the biggest impact on your career?
James: My grandad, he’s always supported me from day 1.
Dirt Hub: What is your philosophy on life?
James: My philosophy would have to be “you only get out of life what you put in”. I’m a firm believer in this.
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