Heacham’s Lewis Kerr is now a married man and hopes his honeymoon period in the Elite League with the King’s Lynn Roger Warnes Transport Stars continues.
The 24-year-old enters his second campaign at UK speedway’s top flight next month and is back from a honeymoon in Mexico having got wed to bride Jessie before Christmas.
The reserve rider for the Saddlebow Road stadium side said: “It was nice to have a break and I can’t wait to get going. It’s going to be a big year.”
When it came to the second Fast Track draft the Adrian Flux Arena outfit decided to protect Kerr at the expense of namesake partner Lewis Rose in the reserve position, and Rose was snapped up by Swindon.
Kerr remarked: “You never know which way they were going to go, whether they were gambling for me, but it all worked out well in the end.
“I can’t say the same for Lewis, but that’s how it is. I hadn’t spoken to him about it but I am sure he is gutted about it.”
Rose’s loss is Kerr’s gain, and he is happy to be back riding on his doorstep: “The travelling is great.
“It’s definitely a bonus. It’s cool to be riding for your home town club.
“It’s the best track in the country. Everything about the club is spot-on.”
As well as garnering the Highly Commended accolade in the Sportsman of the Year category at the West Norfolk Sports Awards, which are organised by Lynn radio station KLFM, Kerr was named Rider of the Year for 2014 at his Premier League club Newcastle.
“I didn’t know too much about it,” commented Kerr on the West Norfolk Sports Awards. “It was a great honour and a good evening.”
He has organised this year’s sponsorship owing to another link-up with Revolution Speedway.
He added: “I’m number one at Newcastle next season, so it’s going to be a tough challenge.
“Every year it gets tougher and tougher but everything is working towards getting better.”
Kerr would not have it any other way: “You see a lot of riders standing still for a few years.”