Humans Of Speedway

Kyle Howarth - Sheffield Tigers Captain

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Kyle Howarth captained the Sheffield Tigers to their first top flight championship in 2023, and in 2024 celebrates his testimonial at Owlerton with some of the sports top stars racing against the Sheffield 24 line up. He'll also race for Scunthorpe in the Championship too where he starts as the Scorpions number 1.

In this podcast we get to know Kyle a little better, how he found his way into the sport and his personal highlights.

Born in Ashton-under-LyneGreater Manchester, Howarth competed in grasstrack and motocross before starting his speedway career in 2008 in amateur competitions, gaining a National League place with Scunthorpe Saints in 2009, scoring 13+2 on his debut.[3] He averaged 4.62 over the season and finished as runner up in the British Under-15 championship that year.[3] In 2010, he became a Poole Pirates asset and rode for Bournemouth Buccaneers in the National League, averaging 7.43, and also made guest appearances in the Premier League for Somerset Rebels.[3] Also in 2010, he finished in third place in the British Under-18 Championship.[3] In 2011 he rode in the National League for Belle Vue Colts, and he also rode for Edinburgh Monarchs in the Premier League, averaging 5.11, and was named at number eight for the Belle Vue Aces Elite League team.[3] He spent the winter riding in Australia, and won the Queensland Under-21 Championship.[4]

In 2012, after initially signing for King's Lynn Stars, he rode for Poole in the Elite League and Workington Cometsin the Premier League, and signed for both teams in 2013.[5][6][7][8] He finished in third place in the 2012 British Under-21 Championship and represented Great Britain at under-21 level.[9]

From 2013 until 2020 he rode for numerous clubs including Swindon Robins, Workington, Poole Pirates and Coventry Bees. He joined Sheffield Tigers and Wolverhampton Wolves in 2016, staying with both clubs until 2020. As a Sheffield rider he won the SGB Championship Pairs, partnering Lasse Bjerre, during the SGB Championship 2017 season.[10] and then the following season won it again partnering Charles Wright, during the SGB Championship 2018 season.[11]

In 2021 and 2022, he returned to Sheffield in the SGB Premiership 2021 and SGB Premiership 2022 and signed for the Leicester Lions in the SGB Championship 2021 and SGB Championship 2022.[12] He helped Sheffield win the 2022 League cup and reach the Play off final.[13]

In 2023, he re-signed for Sheffield for the SGB Premiership 2023[14] and won the league title with the club.[15]He also signed for Plymouth Gladiators for the SGB Championship 2023.[16] In 2024, he re-signed for Sheffield[17] and re-signed for Scunthorpe (his first club) for the 2024 Championship season

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