King’s Lynn Stars racer Lewis Kerr from Dersingham supporting Ben Fund Bonanza speedway riders’ charity at Scunthorpe on March 14
King’s Lynn Stars racer Lewis Kerr is ready to get some pre-season competitive action – at the same time as supporting a worthy cause.
Kerr has signed up for the Ben Fund Bonanza, a meeting which supports the Speedway Riders’ Benevolent Fund charity, at Scunthorpe on Saturday, March 14 (2pm).
Dersingham's Kerr, who has personally raised money for the Speedway Riders’ Benevolent Fund with his golf days, is delighted to be able to do his bit to once again support the Fund.
He’s grateful for all the support he has received from the charity over the years – admitting he couldn’t have continued without it.
“I’m really excited, it’s always good to take part in the first meeting of the year,” said Kerr.
“I’m delighted to have been asked to ride and I’m really looking forward to it.
“They’ve helped me no end over the years and without them I would’ve really struggled.
“When the conditions are good I really do enjoy riding the Scunthorpe track – it’s a proper racing track.”
Scunthorpe racer and former Lynn man Simon Lambert joins Kerr in the line-up as the sixth rider.
Lambert has expressed his delight at finally being able to support it despite volunteering to ride in the event numerous times over the years.
“It’s something that I’ve never ridden in but have always wanted to,” he said.
“I’ve benefited from the Ben Fund previously and Paul Ackroyd has always helped me in the past – I’ll always put my name forward and I’m delighted to finally get the opportunity to give something back.
“It will be the perfect way to practice for the upcoming season.
“I hope there’s a huge crowd and we can help raise as much money as possible for the Fund.”
Meanwhile everyone associated with the Speedway Riders’ Benevolent Fund is deeply saddened and devastated to learn of the passing of Danny Ayres.
Like the true gentleman that he was, Danny was the first person to put himself forward to ride in the 2020 Bonanza and would have taken his place at the event.
Deepest condolences go to Danny’s family at this terribly sad time from the Ben Fund team.
Ben Fund Bonanza line-up so far: Jacob Thorsell, Nick Morris, Josh Auty, Danny King, Lewis Kerr, Simon Lambert.
• Norfolk racer Kerr has decided to have more of a presence on social media.
“It is all the little things you know that I need to step up. It is my first year doing merchandise and social media.
“You want your name out there and you want your sponsors out there too, which is one of the things I am trying to bring forward this year.”