Rider Carr investing Â£4,000 in new motor
Local speedway rider Liam Carr is investing heavily in his future with his home-town team, Berwick Bandits.
The 19 year-old is splashing out £4,000 on a new engine which he hopes will propel him to success in the sport’s premier league.
Carr, who will also race for Coventry in the national league, has been named as one of the reserves in the Bandits 1-7, who start their 2016 campaign in March.
It will be his second spell with the club, having started out with the Bandits in 2014 before losing his place in a mid-season reshuffle.
“I’ve invested heavily in my equipment and have a brand new engine getting built for me by Sean Wilson down at Sheffield,” said Carr, 20 next month.
“It isn’t cheap. I’ll be paying out more than £4,000 to put this motor in my bike.
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“I hope people realise just how committed I am about getting going this term.
“I hope the engine will be just the thing for Shielfield Park. Sean held our track record here for quite a few years, so he should know what to do to make a bike quick here, and I’m hoping I can keep my head above water financially as it starts to pay for itself.”
Carr has set up a small sponsorship scheme on Facebook so fans can help keep him on track, and team manager Scott Courtney sees this coming year as a great opportunity for him to establish himself.
“There is a wealth of experience within our side, and I want Liam to soak it all up from these older guys and enjoy himself,” said Courtney. “If he can improve on his starting average, and I am sure he will, he will have done his job.”