Full name: Luke Harris
Birthplace: Northholt, West London, UK
Birthdate: 10th November 1998
2014 British U16 500 Champion.
Knock-Out Cup winners medal 2016 (Eastbourne)
Luke has grown up around racing motor bikes, his dad raced grass track,
so from the age of 3 he had his first motor bike - a pw50 riding
around the fields. As he got older he started doing BMX, competing in
many championships but at the age of eight had to decide whether to
carry on or start doing grasstrack. He came close to winning his first
British title in 2012. At about this time Luke decided to try speedway
and had trials on a 500cc at Sittingbourne and Rye House for practice.
Spotted by Len Silver who gave him some advice as did some of the
helpers there, Luke was still only 14 and couldn't do any second halves
or compete against any adults until he was 15. He was able to ride in
the 2013 Under 16's Speedway Championship though. For most of the 2013
season though he concentrated on grasstrack,
winning the Intermediate British Grasstrack Youth Championship and also
the East Midland Championship. Dad really helped out and we started
doing more speedway practice at Scunthorpe's amateur meetings and
got offers from some Midland Development League teams and had some
offers from some NL tracks. For the 2014 season he agreed to race for
Rye House in the MDL because this was his local track. Managed to get a
few matches with Kent in the NL too.
He was offered a
place in the Heathens side for 2015 and jumped at the chance.
Luke rejoined the Heathens in 2017 and had an excellent season, steady
improvement without being spectacular he walked away with three trophies at the
end of season awards night. He received the Wayne Garratt Memorial Trophy for
Most Improved Rider, the Max Cartwright Memorial Shield and comfortably secured
the Most Bonus Points award.