After months of planning, Simon Lambert can’t wait for the big day of his decennary testimonial meeting.
The 28-year-old from Kirton has been rewarded for his service to King’s Lynn Stars – although he will spend this season with Peterborough Panthers.
Lambert said: “I’ve got a lot of the sponsors and riders myself while the backroom team have taken care of the programmes and other parts of the organisation.
“They have been fantastic so I can’t wait for Sunday.
“Fingers crossed, we will get a big crowd and some good weather for the big day.
“I’m only the fourth King’s Lynn rider to get a testimonial and the other three are all going to be there as well.
“Last Sunday was my first meeting for 10 months after an injury lay-off and I had no ill-effects.
“Although I had a crash in the first race, it was nothing major and it was probably better to get that out of the way.
“I scored five points on the day so it could have been a lot worse.
“I was absolutely dreading it and feeling nervous with the extra pressure of coming back from an injury.
“I’ve had a lot of injuries over the years and it would have been a quicker recovery if I had broken my leg instead of tearing ligaments. In my career, I’ve had 11 bone breaks.
“Sunday is a big occasion and after seeing the big queue for last weekend’s meeting at Peterborough, it would be great to get that many fans at King’s Lynn.
“I need to get tomorrow’s first league meeting with Scunthorpe out of the way and then we can look to Sunday.”