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King's Lynn Stars handed good luck message as sponsor steps down ahead of new season

Ed Bales has sent a good luck message to King’s Lynn ahead of the new season – after standing down as main team sponsor.

The club will be unveiling their new backers later this week after Poultec stepped aside to channel their funds to the Poultec speedway programme enhancing opportunities for young riders within the sport.

“The training programme is requiring increased input to run successfully but, hopefully, it continues to grow and be of great benefit to the sport,” said Bales.

Team boss Dale Allitt in conversation with Lynn Stars owner and co-promoter Buster Chapman. (4006656)
Team boss Dale Allitt in conversation with Lynn Stars owner and co-promoter Buster Chapman. (4006656)

“I wish Keith and Cheryl Chapman and the King’s Lynn team every success for the new season and I am sure we will be around to support them in other ways.

“We are looking forward to the new season.”

Stars co-promoter Keith Chapman said: “It’s always a pleasure to work alongside Ed and Debbie Bales and we can’t thank them enough for their support last season.

“They are good friends of us here at King’s Lynn and they know they are more than welcome to come along and see us as our guests any time.

“We have been working hard behind the scenes and we should be in a position to make an announcement next week regarding our 2020 team sponsors.”

Meanwhile, Lynn racer Thomas Jorgensen is set for a busy start to the 2020 season.

The dynamic Dane has accepted invitations for a number of individual meetings.

This will start with the annual Ben Fund Bonanza, supporting the Speedway Riders’ Benevolent Fund, at Scunthorpe on Saturday, March 14 (2pm).

He will also take part in Josh Auty’s Testimonial at the same venue on Sunday, March 22 (3pm).

Jorgensen is delighted to be able to support such a great cause and is grateful for the extra track time on his road to full race fitness after his injury problems last year.

“It’s always a good meeting to start the season off with and it’s excellent practice,” he said.

“I’m always open to doing these kind of meetings and it’s great to be able to help out the Fund. I’m really looking forward to it.

“It’s obviously nice to be asked to be a part of the Bonanza and good to do my bit to help them out.

"They do an awful lot for us riders, so I hope there’s a big crowd there to watch us.

“Hopefully I can show the crowd some entertainment which is what this kind of meeting is all about.

"It should be a really good meeting – I can’t wait!"

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