SPEEDWAY: The King’s Lynn Stars will again enjoy backing from their loyal supporters group this year.
The King’s Lynn Speedway Supporters Club will celebrate their fifth year by working with the club for the benefit of everyone.
It is a relationship that has worked well with committee members and other helpers assisting on race nights at the Adrian Flux Arena.
Chairman Theresa Carman said: “We felt the fans could be given some extra experiences on race nights to enhance their evening; such as selecting their Rider of the Night, to watch a race from the centre, to accompany riders on their track walk, to do the meeting coin toss, regular face painting for the youngsters and competitions, etc.
“Of course I needed help to organise the club and, having been supporting the Stars since 1977, I have a few friends around the place.”
Long-term fans Jo Trueman, who became vice-chairman, Jamie Medler, Lorna Bramble, Emma Romaine and Andrew Howell agreed to form the first year committee.
“The management of the Stars agreed to the majority of the race night perks,” said Carman.
The committee, which has since been joined by Tracey Wilson with Romaine and Howell standing down, has gone on to organise mini-bus trips to many Stars away meetings (thanks to willing drivers Peter, Kevin, Gary and Dave) and coach trips to the British Speedway Grand Prix in Cardiff, the British Final and Speedway of Nations at the National Speedway Stadium in Manchester, as well as an Easter Egg giveaway on the Queen Elizabeth II Hospital Children’s Ward in King’s Lynn and a rider night.
“Last year we organised a VIP Night in August, having approached club sponsors Adrian Flux and MRC for use of their VIP box at the stadium,” said Carman.
“They generously agreed so our members could watch their speedway from the box balcony; it was a special experience.
“So 2020 will mean more of the same for returning and new KLSSC members.
“The club has two new committee members on board – Alan and Andrea Colby – to bring some new ideas to the club. Alan will be putting his photography skills to good use on the club’s social media platforms.
“Details of a three-day coach trip we hope to run to the Championship Pairs meeting at Somerset and then on to the British GP at Cardiff Principality Stadium in July will be released to members soon, as well as details of a planned two-day trip to the Speedway of Nations Final in Manchester in May.”
Memberships can be renewed or started at the Stars Press and Practice Day in March, when the 2020 membership package will be finalised.
The cost remains the same as before – £10 for adults, £8 concessions and £5 for u18s.
Carman added: “The committee takes this opportunity to thank each and every member for supporting the club as well as every speedway fan who has taken part in our fundraising 50/50 draws on race nights.”