Lewis Kerr is limbering up for tomorrow’s big day.Picture: IAN BURT.

SPEEDWAY: Lewis Kerr is already counting down to 2021 to realise his dream of leading the King’s Lynn Stars into action.

Kerr was handed the captaincy last winter when Robert Lambert passed it on to focus on his own busy schedule.

It has been a fairytale story for the Lynn boy who started with the club as a youngster in their junior team.

“I was so pleased to be offered the captaincy and it’s such a shame I haven’t been able to do the job this year,” he said.

“But we’re all hoping we can keep the same team for next year and I can’t wait. Being a local boy means so much to me and it’s a true honour to ride for the club, especially as I started with them in the National League as a kid.

“I’ve spent all year just trying to stay fit and healthy and I was back on the bike at Leicester on Sunday to prepare for the British Final.”

Kerr was handed a British Final spot for tomorrow’s elite meeting at Ipswich and is the only Stars man in the field as both Lambert and Craig Cook are unavailable.

“It was a proud moment when I realised I would be the only Lynn representative in the meeting and made more special by my local links,” he said.

“The British Final is a prestigious event as a national final. It was good to be back on a bike last week and it underlines just how much you miss it when you are off the bike for such a long time.

“I’m staying focused on my fitness and that will continue in readiness for next year.”