King's Lynn Stars rider looking forward to 'new chapter' in his life
King’s Lynn Stars’ Australian rider Ty Proctor is looking forward to a “new chapter” in his life rather than casting back to his success with Thursday’s visitors Wolverhampton Wolves.
The 34-year-old won the then-Elite League title in 2009 with Wolverhampton, who the Victorian rode for until 2014.
He has also been a championship winner at different levels in 2018 at Workington and 2019 at Leicester.
Proctor said of his title success at Monmore Green stadium: “That was a long time ago.
“I still speak to the management; I’m still owned by Wolverhampton.
“I have a great relationship with Chris (Wolves promoter Van Straaten) and Pete (manager Adams), and everyone there.
“That was another chapter in my life. If you look at it like a book, that was one chapter and this is a new chapter, so we’ll just have to write a good book, won’t we?
“Everyone needs to view that in life, that perspective. You’re at one point and you move on to another point.
“You can only dictate what that chapter is going to do by you, yourself. That’s where I’m at and we’ll go from there.”
Wolverhampton, who travel to Lynn’s Adrian Flux Arena on Thursday, were due to begin their Premiership campaign versus visitors Belle Vue last night (Monday 24).
Team boss Peter Schroeck is aiming to break the Minor & Brady Stars’ duck after losing at home to old foes Ipswich last week, when he revealed Proctor had traffic problems before scoring two points.
“Ty has got stuck on the motorway. He didn’t turn up until late so for him it was a little bit of a nightmare. That won’t happen again,” Schroeck said.
“I think we’ve got to be better prepared for next time because, like I said, a lot of the guys haven’t been riding for a long time.
“We all have to sort of sharpen up our pencils and get in with it. Wolves are a great team. I’m sure they are going to come here and want to do the same as what Ipswich have done.
“We want to do the same when we go to them. I think we’re going to get dialled-in and I’d like to think we’re not going to see too many nights like Ipswich.
“We’ve got to be able to make our job a little bit easier.”
He says the main body of the team needs to bolster his reserves who are bedding-in: “If we mean to win, my top five will have to do the business. I’ve seen glimpses of Ryan (Kinsley) against Ipswich.
“I’m sure we’re going to be alright.”