Lewis Kerr, pictured with son Cooper, is grateful to Magpas Air Ambulance for saving his life after a crash four years ago. Picture: IAN BURT.

SPEEDWAY: Lewis Kerr is again doing his bit for charity – and wants speedway fans to get involved.

The Poultec King’s Lynn Stars favourite is holding his annual golf day at Heacham Manor Golf Club on Sunday, October 27.

He will be helping raise funds for the air ambulance – which was crucial in helping save his life following a track crash four years ago.

Kerr said: “I want to help Magpas Air Ambulance to keep flying so that they can keep on saving lives, like they did for me.

“My family and I will be forever grateful to the fantastic team at this brilliant charity.”

To join Kerr on the course, contact Heacham Manor Golf Club before this Sunday, 01485 536030, or visit www.heacham-manor.co.uk for more information. 

Before then Kerr will be in international track action, riding for Great Britain at the Adrian Flux Arena on Wednesday, alongside clubmate Craig Cook.

They will be up against a Denmark team led by Hans Nielsen in the first of a series of Great Britain Global Challenge meetings.

A seven-man team will take on the Danes at Lynn, providing fans with the opportunity to see the Brits on track one last time in 2019.

New team managers Olly Allen and former Stars rider Simon Stead are keen to get the team on track a lot more often and the Global Challenge Series will see that happen against a variety of teams over the coming years.

The fixture also gives them the opportunity to run their eye over some Great Britain squad members in a competitive environment.

“We really wanted to try to get on track before the end of the season and thankfully, with the help of King’s Lynn Speedway and Hans Nielsen, we have been able to get this one in and we’re really looking forward to it,” said Stead.

“It means we can have a look at a few of the riders who we haven’t seen at this level before and give them a taste of what riding for Great Britain is all about. 

“Regardless of the opposition, when you pull on the Union Jack it’s a totally different feeling to anything you’ve had before.”

The two seven-man teams will have two u21 riders at reserve, with Drew Kemp and Kyle Bickley making their senior debuts for Great Britain. They will be joined by Kerr, Cook, Adam Ellis, British champion Charles Wright and Dan Bewley.

With Tai Woffinden and Robert Lambert both unavailable, Allen believes it presents an opportunity for some of the rest of the team to make an impression.

“Tai is back in Australia as his wife prepares to give birth to their second child, while Robert made himself unavailable and has decided to end his season after his German commitments are finished.

 He told us that he is still struggling with his back and would rather end his season and recuperate, so while we’re disappointed we respect his decision and hope to see him on track with us in 2020.

“Lewis Kerr has had a really good season and it is a brilliant chance to make a real impression in GB colours.”

Tickets will be available on the gate, with tapes up at 7.30pm.

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