Friday February 02, 2018
BUXTON have just one place left to fill after 18-year old Kieran Douglas became the Hitmen’s sixth signing for the 2018 campaign.

Douglas who broke his back at Buxton two years ago is now fully fit and raring to go commenting “I’m delighted to be riding for Buxton this year, it’s a fresh challenge for me and there is a nice blend in the team with myself and Lewis Whitmore who I know from riding in the Under-16’s a few years back and top riders such as Ben Wilson and Connor Coles at the top end of the team. On a personal note I want to score points on every track and to add to my average and contribute in every meeting.”

Josh Moss speaking on completing the signing of Douglas said “Kieran is a rider that has had some injury troubles over the past couple of seasons but when speaking with him and his dad we established he was 100% fit and we are delighted that he is coming to Buxton this season. Kieran has ridden at Hi-Edge raceway before in the Midlands Development League and he caught my eye before he had a nasty crash and when I saw that he was looking for a team place I knew he would be an excellent asset to our team. He is young with a supportive family and has talent on a speedway bike and our supporters will see why he has been brought into our team.

Moss continued “We have two young reserves that have absolutely no pressure on them from the club we just want them to go out and enjoy their racing and improve throughout the season and hopefully both Kieran and Lewis Whitmore will be racing away to the chequered flag in heat 2 for us.”