SPEEDWAY rider Simon Lambert (21), from Gosberton, has agreed a new deal to stay with Sheffield Tigers for 2011 season.
Simon was a big hit with the Owlerton fans after joining the club mid season when he lost his place at Scunthorpe.
When he was was offered the chance to return, after his parent club King’s Lynn made the jump into the Elite League on Monday, he quickly agreed terms.
He said: “I am very pleased to be staying with Sheffield. They took me on towards the end of last season when I lost my place at Scunthorpe.
“They had the confidence in me to take me on and I think I proved what I am capable of.
“When I first started racing at the age of 15 my career had only gone one way each year and that was up – so it was a big body blow to be struggling and watch my career nosedive last year.
“Then Neil Machin rang me and offered me a lifeline at Sheffield. I am very grateful to him.
“I have never felt so bad and been so frustrated.
“I spent loads of money and time trying different set ups and things on the bike but nothing I did seemed to work.”
Simon added: “I now seem to have got to grips with the Sheffield track well and will hopefully get some good scores in next year.
“I would love a chance at the Elite League as well, as my form at the end of last year showed I could beat pretty much anyone at Premier League level.
“I’ve got a good engine set up now and am full of confidence to do well.”
Towards the end of last season Simon won the Golden Hammer Trophy meeting at Wolverhampton and came second in the National League Riders Championship.
He has launched a sponsorship campaign to try to ensure his racing equipment is as competitive as possible.
Simon concluded: “I am looking for sponsorship for 2011 season. I have lost this year’s main sponsor and am looking to replace it.
“If any company – or even a group of fans – can chip in together to help with my expenses they can advertise their name on my bikes, van or race suit etc.”
You can contact Simon via his website www.simonlambertracing.co.uk or telephone 01775 750100.