SPEEDWAY: King’s Lynn have swooped to sign former Ipswich racer Cameron Heeps to replace Ty Proctor.
Proctor asked to be left out of the side on Tuesday after a string of low scores and wants time away from riding to try to put things right.
Heeps started the season with Lynn’s rivals but suffered a shoulder injury and the Witches had to replace him with new signings to ease their injury crisis.
Lynn bosses immediately made contact with Australian to plug the gap left by Proctor and he will take up his position in the side from July 1.
Heeps said: “I was gutted to lose my spot at Ipswich but I’m so excited to with Lynn.
“They’re a steady side now after making changes and I fit the bill for them so it’s spot on. Hopefully I can improve the team and we can get plenty more wins for the fans.”
After last night’s home meeting with Belle Vue, the Minors & Brady Stars are back in action at the Adrian Flux Arena next Thursday against Peterborough when Heeps will make his debut.
Team manager Peter Schroeck said: “We know Cam is a good rider and we’re delighted to have secured his services so quickly.
“Hopefully he can help us get a win against Peterborough. It should be a great meeting because they are one of the form teams.
“We need all the Lynn fans to come down and get right behind the team. It’s more important than ever to stay behind us, we know it’s been a tough season for us so far but hopefully we’ll get a good result against Peterborough.”
Proctor asked to be removed from the Lynn team as he wanted time out of the sport.
He has struggled for points in the first month of the season and needs to go away and work out a different way of working.
American Broc Nicol was due to be his guest replacement last night.
Proctor said: “My plan for this season isn’t working and I need to take a few weeks out from racing to try to put things right.
“I still love the sport and I’m not walking away from it, I just need to go away and hit the reset button and try to get going again.
“I’ve tried to strike a balance between a full-time job and riding for two clubs and the plan hasn’t worked.
“I don’t want to appear to be doing the dirty on my teams because I have massive respect for everyone at Leicester and Lynn so I’m doing what I believe is right for me and right for my clubs.”
λ The Stars have swooped to sign former British youth champion Sam Hagon as the club expand their future plans.
Following the capture of Elliot Kelly last summer, the Stars moved quickly to add Hagon to their asset base after impressing on his National League debut for Mildenhall last week.
The Essex-born youngster comes from a family steeped in speedway history with his father Martin and grandfather Alf being former riders.