Lewis Bridger will be riding in the reserve berth for the Minors & Brady Stars when he returns to action on Monday after a four-year ‘retirement’. Pictures: IAN BURT.

SPEEDWAY: Comeback man Lewis Bridger has completed his first laps at King’s Lynn since joining the club and is raring to go for Monday’s opening clash with Ipswich.

Bridger quit the sport at the end of 2017 but made a decision to return during the winter and the Minors & Brady Stars will start him in the reserve position.

He looked impressive as he took his first laps of the Adrian Flux Arena track and was enjoying it so much he pulled a wheelie.

New signing Ryan Kinsley shows the skills that attracted the Stars to his talents.

“It was great to get out there, I’m pleased,” he said. “I felt good and I was really pleased with the new equipment I’m using, it all seemed to go really well.”

Bridger admits he had butterflies before Monday’s press and practice session.

“I think I could only sleep for about four hours on Sunday night, I was nervous and excited at the same time,” he said.

“I’ll be the same against Ipswich on Monday I’m sure I will, but I’m a determined character and I’m ready for the challenge.

“I’m not going to put myself under any pressure, I just want to go out there and get the best score I can to help the team.

The 2021 King’s Lynn Minors & Brady Stars. From left, Ryan Kinsley, Thomas Jorgensen, Craig Cook, Lewis Kerr, Lewis Bridger, Ty Proctor, team manager Peter Schroeck.

“I think we have a good team and I’m really looking forward to it.”

The rivalry between Lynn and Ipswich has been hyped up in the build-up to the event.

“I don’t get into all that,” said Bridger. “I just want to go out there and ride my bike. I don’t read too much into the headlines and the way the meeting has been built up.

“I’m sure there will be a great atmosphere on Monday and the fans will be well and truly up for it.

“I’m not going to set myself any targets, I’m just going to do my best. I’m still not quite where I want to be fitness wise, but I’ll get there.”

Ticket details for Monday are available from the club’s official website – kingslynn-speedway.com – with big demand expected.


Fans give Super boost

SPEEDWAY: The Stars Supporters Club have launched a Superdraw competition to help boost club funds.

It will work on the same basis as a 100 club with fans asked to pledge a minimum of £5 per month per entry for a year, via standing order or lump sum. A winner and two consolation prize winners will be drawn on the last Wednesday of each month. The opening draw will take place at the end of June, with first prize being a minimum of £100.

Full details are available on the Stars website www.kingslynn
-speedway.com

Download the entry form from there and send to KLSSC Superdraw, c/o 12 Chapel Street, Cawston, Norwich, NR10 4BG, take to a meeting at Lynn or send details by email to klssc2016@hotmail.com