WELCOME TO the team
For the last 19 years, Jared Wade has been racing in speedway. Today, the Wade Racing or WR team is professionally run from the WR workshop in Te Kowhai, Waikato. Jared is one of the most successful speedway drivers in New Zealand, and has won many events and major titles in his racing career.
In 2003 at 20 years old, Jared was the youngest driver to ever win the NZ Superstock Championship. He went on to back this up by winning his first of three Waikato Championships that same year. In Superstock ranks Jared has been crowned 1NZ, 2nd NZ GP and 3rd North Island Champs twice. With his Waikato Team, Jared has also placed 3rd twice at NZ Teams Champs.
In 2014, the team decided to change direction and Jared competed in the Midget class for a new challenge out of Western Springs in Auckland. During this time Jared finished 3rd in the country at the NZ Midget champs and 3rd in the North Island Midget Champs.
In 2016, after a ‘Bring Back Wade’ campaign from Superstock fans, Jared decided it was time to return to the sport he loved.
Today, the WR team is focused on professionalism on and off the track and using its profile in the community to help raise funds for local charities. Currently, the team is raising funds for Conductive Education Waikato by managing the Conductive Education SuperStock Challenge at McDonald's Kihikihi Speedway in November 2018.
- Home town: Hamilton
- Home Speedway Track: Kihikihi
- Occupation: Management Team @ Waikato Scaffolders.
- Other Hobbies: Fishing, boating, running.
- First Started Racing: 2000/01 season.
- Favourite thing about Speedway: Traveling the country and the adrenaline rush.
- Most memorable moments: Winning an NZ title and preventing an English driver from taking the title off-shore. Finishing 3rd in the NZ Midget Champs.
- Goals for upcoming season: Compete at the top of the class. Take Superstock racing to the next level of professionalism.
3x Huntly Club Champ
3x Waikato Champ
1st NZ Champs
1st Rotorua Tri Series
1st Auckland Champs
1st Taranaki Invasion
1st 50 years Pall Mall Cup Auckland
1st John Webster Memorial
1st Round 1 Ollie Brown Memorial
1st Blenhiem Club Champs
2x 1st Tank Teams vs NZ Team
2x Huntly Opening Meeting
1st Easter Champs Nelson
1st South Island Series
2x 2nd Auckland Champs
2nd BOP Champs
2nd North Island Tri Series
2nd Taranaki Champs
2nd 40 Years Taranaki Stockcars
2nd NZ Grand Prix
2nd Auckland City of Sails
2nd Greymouth Champs
2nd King Country Champs
3x 3rd Nelson Champs
3rd North Island Champ
2x 3rd Waikato Champ
3rd Thunder Down Under
2x 3rd NZ Teams Champs
3rd North Island Teams Champs
2x Sportsman of the year Huntly Speedway
7 years Waikato Team member
Waikato District Sports Person of the Year Nominee
3rd Waikato Champs
2nd Ollie Brown Memorial