Buster Chapman’s delight as Norfolk’s top speedway talent shines for King’s Lynn Young Stars

Young Stars racer Robert Lambert set a new National League track record of 59.50 seconds at the Norf

Young Stars racer Robert Lambert set a new National League track record of 59.50 seconds at the Norfolk Arena. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: IAN BURT

Speedway chief Buster Chapman admits he's ecstatic to see Norfolk's top talent shining for the King's Lynn Young Stars.

The National League side overturned a huge 25-point first-leg deficit to dump Stoke out of the Knockout Cup on Wednesday. Snettisham-based Lewis Kerr was in fine form again while Robert Lambert, aged just 15, continued his phenomenal start to his English career.

The rider from Foulsham romped to another huge score in his second meeting and broke Simon Lambert's (no relation) five-year National League track record of 59.75 by a quarter-of-a-second.

Chapman said: 'To me the greatest thing is we've got three or four good local youngsters in the team and they're doing really well. That's what it's all about. It's why we invested in the Young Stars, continue funding it, because it's great for speedway in the county, and the country.

'Robert's got a lot of potential and he's got a brilliant mind set. As long as he stays focused, and remembers he's got a life outside of speedway, he's got the talent to go really far.'

Lewis Rose just lives outside of the county in Sutton Bridge while Boston-based Darren Mallett also lives in Lincolnshire.

Young Stars team boss Dale Allitt said: 'Wednesday was up there with one of the best nights we've had. The crowds have been better of late and I'd urge people to keep coming. People like Robert are exciting and the future of the sport.'

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