Davies completes Lynn line-up

KING'S Lynn Stars team boss Rob Lyon hopes new teenage recruit Alex Davies can follow in some illustrious tyre tracks after completing the champions' 2010 Premier League septet.

KING'S Lynn Stars team boss Rob Lyon hopes new teenage recruit Alex Davies can follow in some illustrious tyre tracks after completing the champions' 2010 Premier League septet.

The 17-year-old will partner Danish racer Casper Wortman at reserve with Lyon confident Davies has the same pedigree as World U21 champion and former Saddlebow superstar Darcy Ward.

Davies has signed on a full contract with the Norfolk Arena outfit after progressing through the same Australian academy as Ward.

The son of former King's Lynn and Peterborough racer Stephen Davies arrives on an assessed three point average due to his dual nationality after being born in the UK but representing Australia on the international junior scene.


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“Youth is a good thing and this time last season we could see the huge potential in Darcy Ward and happily signed him on a five point average,” said Lyon. “We can also see that sort of potential in Alex but fortunately for us he has dual nationality so he will join us on an assessed average of just three points. I can really see this signing turning us into a title challenging team once again and I'm sure the fans can't wait for the season to start.”

Davies junior admits emulating his father was a pull factor in his decision to link up with the Premier League powerhouses.

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“Other teams had offered me a contract but I know they have a great set up there and are always successful,” he said. “The fact that my father rode there also makes it even more special for me. I just can't wait to get there and race, I really wish the season was starting tomorrow.”

Stars' co-promoter Buster Chapman revealed the club had kept tabs on Davies' progress since appearing in a second half at Saddlebow two seasons ago.

“Alex was only 15 years old and had three amazing races against Darcy Ward and Richard Sweetman,” said Chapman. “It was really exciting stuff and everyone was in the mix but Alex somehow managed to get two out of the three race wins.”

Davies' arrival means skipper Tomas Topinka will captain the youngest squad in the club's 44-year history. Topinka and Kevin Doolan form a potential powerful spearhead with returning grand slam winners Kozza Smith and Linus Eklof joined by British teenager Joe Haines.

The club is hosting a supporters' 'Quiz Night' on Wednesday, December 9 in the main bar at the Norfolk Arena. (7.30pm) Entry is free and supporters can enter teams of five. Prizes will be on offer for the winning team while fans can also purchase 2010 season tickets.

Supporters who purchase tickets in advance for 17 meetings will be entitled to two additional fixtures free of charge. Meetings covered by the season ticket are four Premier Trophy qualifying fixtures, 14 official Premier League fixtures and the first round of the Premier League KO Cup. Season ticket holders will also enjoy priority sales for all other fixtures. Prices: Adults �221, concessions �170 and juniors �85.

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