April 13, 2024
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Workington Comets sign up Australian youngster Tate Zischke

Workington Speedway have announced the signing of the highly-rated Australian youngster, Tate Zischke for 2024.

Tate joins the Comets for 2024 along with Sam McGurk and Craig Cook. Despite being on the radar of numerous Championship clubs, he will call the Northside Arena home for 2024.

In 2023, the 18-year-old rode for Unia Leszno in the Polish Under-24 Ekstraliga but also has international experience riding for Australia in the 2023 Under-21 Speedway of Nations.

Zischke, a protege of Darcy Ward was actually recommended to the Comets by Darcy Ward himself. For a number of years, Zischke has been progressing through the ranks of 125cc and 250cc under the guidance and mentoring of Darcy and since progressing into 500cc was crowned 2022 NSW Under-21 Champion.

Zischke is also under the watchful eye and guidance of former Comet, Mick Powell:

“Tate is a great kid with huge potential. He has the right attitude and listens when his superiors are talking and with the backing of one of the greats, Darcy Ward, he is improving with every race.

“His major sponsor in Australia, Ivor Harm, also started my career off. He will be a great asset to the Comets and I can’t wait to see his results!”

Workington Speedway promoter Andrew Bain is equally thrilled at the signing of the exciting young Australian:

“We’re delighted Tate is a Comet for 2024! When Darcy Ward calls you and tells you about a ‘wonder kid’ – you can’t ignore that.

“Everything we’ve seen and heard about Tate is exceptional. His progress in just a few short years is unbelievable and I’m sure the wide bends and open spaces at the Northside track will suit him down to the ground.”

Tate will come into the 2024 Comets team with a 5.00 assessed average and will also become a Workington asset.

Words and Images by Workington Speedway

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