- Name Richard Lawson
- Date of Birth 14/2/1986
- Age 30
- Hometown Whitehaven, England
The “Lawman” returns for his third season in the stripes hoping to regain the number one spot he lost to Aaron Summers last season. Finished the 2016 season strongly and will hope to carry that into 2017.
The former moto cross rider didnt take speedway up until 2008, showing excellent form for the Redcar Conference side. He moved into the Premier League in 2009 with Workington and averaged 5.50, despite some injury problems.In 2010 he increased this to 6.63 and helped the Comets win the Young Shield.He increased his average again in 2011 as Workington put in an early season title challenge to the Tigers before fading. He was made captain of the Comets in 2012. In the Elite League he was named Lakeside’s Rider of the Year for 2013. He surprisingly joined Redcar in 2014 and finished top of their averages before signing for the Tigers in the winter of 2014/15.