Dersingham speedster Lewis Kerr finds form for King's Lynn Stars
What a difference a week makes – and King’s Lynn Stars reserve Lewis Kerr heads into a home Premiership clash with Swindon on Monday in a much better frame of mind.
The West Norfolk rider, low on form and confidence, went to former club Ipswich Witches last week and scored 12 points.
Kerr followed this with paid 10, including winning his first two outings, as Lynn shocked leaders the Belle Vue Aces on Monday night, 54-36, thus hauling themselves off the basement spot.
The Dersingham speedster said ahead of the Adrian Flux Arena meeting with the Robins: “I do feel confident.
“For Belle Vue I went back to the engine I started the season on, so I know how to get it out of the gate.
“I’ve always gone OK at Ipswich. I just went with such a different mindset on Thursday, just a more relaxed mindset which is what I do for Eastbourne.
“I’ve been feeling the pressure at King’s Lynn and it’s not easy to do that, so I did that – and the points came.
“Speedway is crazy – it’s so up-and-down. We all clicked; we just need to keep the ball rolling.”
Of last night’s (Thursday) cup clash at Swindon, the ex-motocross rider added: “I missed there last time because of injury, so I haven’t been there since they’ve re-done it (the track).
“So the other boys will hopefully help me with the set-ups and stuff. We’ll see if we can get to the Supporters Cup next round.”
The 29 year-old’s upsurge in form mirrored his team’s as the Poultec Stars clicked on a rare occasion.
None was more pleased than former Ace Craig Cook, who added: “I said last week I struggled in the first two races.
“ I went to Ipswich on a different bike and it felt more natural, a lot more forgiving and easier to ride (Cook joint top-scored with 12).
“I’m just happy to get the win against my old club. It’s a club I’ve got a lot of respect for and one that’s close to my heart.”
Manager Peter Schroeck had already hinted changes will be made in his post-Ipswich away comments, saying dropped points “will be sorted out”.
Club asset Erik Riss is due to come back next week after a shoulder injury and Lynn surely can’t accommodate the German heat leader without making a tweak or two.
Schroeck added in the Belle Vue programme: “As a management team we have to discuss where we go from here. We have to do something about this.
“I don’t mind saying we need to look at the team and where we go from here – we have to look at all our options, including Erik Riss of course.”
n Former Stars rider Shane 'Firestarter' Parker is recovering from a heart attack in Australia. He appeared for Lynn in spells between 1997 and 2003.