Rider Info

Georgie Wood

Georgie Wood

The Beginning

Georgie began speedway racing in 2015, signing for Eastbourne Eagles as one of their reserves after the team dropped down to the National League that season. During the season he increased his starting 3.00 to 5.90 and moved out of the reserve position, after sitting August out with ligament damage to his knee, to ride at number 2. Riding at number 2 he scored his first paid-maximum from 4 rides getting 11+1 on 12 September in a National Trophy fixture against Mildenhall Fen Tigers. Georgie helped the Eagles win a National League treble, with team winning the Knockout Cup, Gold Cup and National Trophy.

2016 / 2017 

Wood finished the season with an average of 7.61, which was a slight decrease to his starting average but this was understandable with him riding at the much trickier position of number 5 for most of the season.He also helped Eastbourne win the Knockout Cup for the third successive season beating Mildenhall Fen Tigers in the final.

Due to his impressive start to the season with Eastbourne, on 19 July, Sheffield Tigers signed Wood as a replacement for the injured Nathan Stoneman at reserve with a starting average of 2.00. Georgie finished the season with an average of 2.31 and Sheffield won the SGB Championship beating Ipswich Witches in the play-off final. He also recorded his best heat win to date beating, former British Speedway Champion, Danny King in heat 7 of the promotion/relegation meeting against Leicester Lions.

Georgies 2018 Season

On 21 December 2017, it was announced that Wood would ride for Eastbourne for the fourth successive season in the National League. He started in the number 5 position but after another great start to the season saw him regain the number 1 race jacket after the first new set of averages were released. Wood lost the number 1 position to Tom Brennan for the month of July, but retook it in September, he stayed in it for the remainder of the season.

Georgie didn't start the season in the Sheffield septet, however with the Tigers having a poor start to the season and with Wood on top form for Eastbourne, Sheffield decided to make team changes. This saw Wood and Broc Nicol come into the side, on 20 June, to replace Jack Smith and Jan Graversen respectively. Wood gave up his Championship place, on 27 July, to focus on his racing with Eastbourne, he was replaced in the Sheffield side by Joe Lawlor.