Lewis Reaches His Dream!
KING'S Lynn Young Stars are to promote 15-year-old Lewis Whitmore into their full line-up - starting in Wednesday's Travel Plus National League clash with Cradley.
Whitmore replaces Layne Cupitt, who in an ironic twist has been released to join the Heathens in an amicable arrangement between all parties, although he will not make his debut for his new club until after Wednesday's fixture.
Whitmore was set to take on the role of the Young Stars' No.8 this season upon turning 15, although he actually made a guest appearance against them for Buxton last month, one day after his birthday!
Team boss Dale Allitt said: "We're releasing Layne primarily because of work commitments for his father Sean, which is making it difficult for him to get to King's Lynn.
"Wolverhampton is only 40 minutes from his home, he rides there regularly and this will hopefully make the logistics easier for him.
"Layne won't be riding on Wednesday for either side, but after Wednesday he'll be going to Cradley with very best wishes from all of us. We wish him well for the future - he's a young British rider who we'd like to see progress.
"Lewis was going to be our No.8 and he got two points in Heat 2 of that match against Buxton when he guested for them, but it was always our plan to bring him in when we could.
"It's come a little earlier than we all expected, but that's what the sport is all about at King's Lynn, it's always been about progression.
“Lewis finished third in the British Youth Championship last year, above some good riders who have done well this year in the league, so he'll get his chance and be given time with us. We'll work with him, and we feel it's a good move for the future."