Date: Friday September 10, 2021
KING’S Lynn have made an early start to team-building for 2022 with Richard Lawson and Thomas Jorgensen both signed up for next season.
Lawson joined the Stars early in the current campaign and has taken over as No.1, whilst Jorgensen has been with the club since 2017.
The announcements were made during their final home fixture of the season against Sheffield on Thursday.
Co-promoter Dale Allitt said: “We are delighted to get Richard secured. His form has been fantastic, his attitude first class and he has not only contributed points but had a positive impact on those around him.”
Team manager Alex Brady added: “Everyone loves the way Thomas is so dedicated not only in his races but to King’s Lynn Speedway and that is why we are so delighted to keep him here.”
PLAY-OFF qualifiers Sheffield were held to a 45-45 draw at bottom club King’s Lynn on Thursday.
The Tigers were set to go six points up when Adam Ellis came to grief on the last lap of Heat 13, with a win for Lewis Kerr in the next race levelling the scores.
Josh Pickering (13) won Heat 15 for the visitors but Kerr (14+1) and guest Michael Palm Toft (10+1) relegated the previously unbeaten Jack Holder (12) to the back as the meeting ended with honours even.
Sheffield boss Simon Stead said: “It was a pretty good team performance, I could not ask for much more.
“We just needed a bit of luck on the day to see it out but we did not get it. It feels like a loss and probably feels like a win for King’s Lynn, but we will take it on the chin and move on.
“I felt like we had done enough during the meeting to win it and we would have seen it out but for a bit of misfortune in Heat 13.”
Kerr said: “It was a tough night, I was pretty busy but I have had a couple of good weeks and my confidence is high.
“It is a shame that the home meetings have ended now but we will look to take this into the away meetings we have left and hopefully pick up some points.”
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 11:
CHAMPIONSHIP: Berwick v Glasgow 7pm, Leicester v Edinburgh 7pm
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 12:
CHAMPIONSHIP: Newcastle v Edinburgh 6.30
NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE: Mildenhall v Leicester 3pm
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 13:
PREMIERSHIP: Belle Vue v King’s Lynn 7.30, Wolverhampton v Peterborough 7.30