New King's Lynn Stars arrival thanks club for Premiership chance
New King’s Lynn Stars signing Connor Mountain has thanked the club for handing him his big Premiership chance.
Race rusty Mountain managed only a point on debut at Peterborough on Monday but is hoping to build on that when they return to the Adrian Flux Arena on Thursday against Sheffield.
Just two months ago he was facing a season with no team place – but now he’s getting busy with both the Minors and Brady Stars and Championship Newcastle.
He said: “I’m really pleased to finally get an opportunity to race for my home town club. It’s always something I have wanted to do since watching there as kid.
“It will be really cool to be racing in front of my local crowd and for my sponsors who are local to King’s Lynn.
“From going there as a kid watching I recognise a lot of fans and I’m really looking forward to being a part of King’s Lynn speedway.
“It wasn’t looking good a few months back with no team and not knowing if I was going to start the season with a team.
“But I stayed ready and I’m looking forward to getting going with both Newcastle and King’s Lynn. It will be a busy old season now racing for two teams but it’s the only way to improve as a rider being on the bike as often as I can.
“I know King’s Lynn haven’t had the start to the season they have wanted but they had a good result at Ipswich and I want to come in and do a job for them.
“To start climbing up the league table and put ourselves in a good position for the business end of the season.
“With only six teams in the league this season anyone can beat anyone and you have to be winning as many matches as you can to get in the play-offs when literally anything can happen.
“I’m really looking forward to getting back in the racing routine. I’ve had some good days testing on the bike and feel ready for both leagues. I want to thank everyone at King’s Lynn for giving me this opportunity.”