Tile Giant are pleased to announce a second year of sponsorship with the speedway rider Lewis Kerr, Lewis is a local lad from Kings Lynn who this year will ride for Kings Lynn in the Elite League, and Newcastle Diamonds in the Premier league, both are shown on Sky Sports on a Monday night. Lewis rides all over the UK for both teams racing in locations from Kings Lynn,Ipswich and Leicester all the way up to Edinburgh in Scotland!

The partnership was started when Lewis met Paul Hammond ( Regional Business Manager) through Liam Kerr (Lewis’s brother) who worked at Tile Giant in Kings Lynn for a short period. Paul, a keen speedway fan couldn't resist the opportunity & soon made the arrangements to become the provider of the Methanol for the season and the rest is history as they say!

Paul quotes “After meeting Lewis for the first time I wanted to do something to help this young up and coming British Rider who this year has been fast tracked from the National League as the first choice pick into the main Elite league of British Speedway, and thanks to the support of the Tile Giant Board of Directors this has become a reality".

Speedway bikes have no brakes, just one gear, a clutch and 500cc engines which run on methanol fuel and can accelerate to 60 mph faster than a Formula 1 car! The bikes can reach speeds of up to 80mph and are capable of 0-60 in approximately 3 seconds! They race around oval circuits of around 300 meters in length in an anti-clockwise direction. To get around the tight corners at high speed the riders actually have to accelerate to bring the rear wheel out and initiate a "skid"!

Speedway is a family sport so why not track Lewis down and go to take a look, its fast and furious and more importantly good fun…