Can you create a new mascot to rival the star? Picture: Steve Hone Photography

The race is on to find a new mascot to represent King’s Lynn Speedway.

Your Local Paper has teamed-up with the club’s promoters to challenge readers to put their design skills to the test and bag a host of great prizes.

Entries for our competition to create an eye-catching, fun, family-friendly, lovable mascot close on Saturday, April 14.

The winning design will be made into a costumed-character to appear on race nights at the Saddlebow Adrian Flux arena.

The mascot will also head out to schools and appear at a host of promotional events.

Your winning creation in our exclusive competition could even appear on television as some of the club’s fixtures are televised.

The team is preparing to embark on its new season and promoters need a fresh mascot to reflect the family sport.

It can be any colour or type of character – it doesn’t have to be a star but needs to be something which will make people smile.

It could be Wendy the Wheel, Sally the Speedway Squirrel, Roger the Racer – these are just examples to give you an idea.

Parents are encouraged to work with their children to come up with a character and give it an appropriate name or entries can be submitted individually.

Designs can be drawn, generated on computers or even made as a model from craft items. There are bags of prizes to be won. The club has teamed-up with Lynn-based suppliers BookLife, which is offering a total of £1,000 worth of educational books for five to 11-year-olds.

The winner and two runners-up will be able to nominate any school to receive the books –  £500 worth for the winner and £250 for the runners-up.

The winning family will also receive free entry to the club’s home meetings throughout the year for two adults and all children under 16, the winner will have their picture taken with the mascot in the centre of the track and get a chance to meet the riders.

The runners-up receive a night of free family speedway including a tour of the pits, where they will meet the celebrity riders.

Entries must be submitted by Saturday and the winner will be announced in  YLP’s April 20 edition. Judges will be promoters Keith ‘Buster’ Chapman, Robin Brundle, Dale Allitt and Alan Taylor, of YLP.

For full entry details and where to send your design, click here.