Lewis Kerr has been given a double boost with a two-year contract and the captaincy.

SPEEDWAY: Lewis Kerr will captain the 2020 King’s Lynn Stars, writes Robin Allen. 

Kerr, 29, has been a club asset since 2010 – when he made his debut for the Young Stars before going on to become the team captain.

He had a brief spell as the senior Stars skipper in the second half of last season while no.1 Robert Lambert was sidelined through injury.

The Stars management have shown their faith in the Dersingham-based rider by not only giving him the full-time captaincy, but also a two-year contract. 

“It is a very proud moment and an honour for me,” said Kerr. “If someone had said to me when I first started that I’ll be in the Premiership with Lynn and that I would also be captain, I wouldn’t have believed them.

“Robert has an awful lot on and he is a busy guy so it made sense to everyone that I took over. I am available all the time because I am not flying in and out of different countries and am local too, which will hopefully be a big benefit for the club.

“I was always the captain when I was a youngster at football and then I was captain for the Young Stars and I did a good job there. 

“Even when you look at this past season when I was captain it brought the best out of me.

“It is huge to be given a two-year contract. It is nice to have that security knowing that I am going to be here for the next two seasons with sponsors and things like that. I am really excited to be able to make plans going into next year.

“There is also a plan for me to have a testimonial in 2021 and I am really excited about that.”