LAKESIDE have completed the signings of Adam Ellis, Zach Wajtknecht and Max Clegg to finalise their 2018 team plans.
Ellis and Wajtknecht have both represented the club at other levels of the sport, whilst Clegg joins the Hammers after spending the last three years with SGB Championship rivals Edinburgh.
Co-promoter Jon Cook said: “I’m sure we are all excited to complete the team with three of the nation’s most up-and-coming young guns.
“It'll be the first time back in the Championship for Adam after a few seasons and he's a hell of an improved rider from that time. It’s great to have him back here.
“Max gives us league experience at the lower end and was keen to join us after impressing greatly in guest appearances for us at the back end of last season.
“The Hammers faithful will, Iike me, be drooling at the prospect of watching Zach’s development after his stunning introduction to the Raceway last season. It’s great news.”
SGB Championship winners Sheffield have snapped up Charles Wright to bolster their title defence next season.
Wright joins the Tigers on a 7.47 average after a successful 2017 campaign with rivals Redcar.
He said: “It’s a club a lot of riders want to ride for. Everyone has heard good things about what the promotion are doing.
“They’re ambitious and they are going in the right direction, which is what I want to keep doing.
“I’ve been moving forwards for a few years now, and I just want to keep that going. I’ve got no expectations, just to keep improving.
“I was holding my own as a second heat-leader last year, doing Heat 15s regularly and doing quite well so I want to kick on from that when I get started with Sheffield.”
EASTBOURNE have announced the signing of 15-year-old Jason Edwards to take a reserve berth at Arlington in 2018.
Edwards, a product of the Hagon Shocks Speedway Academy, guested for the Eagles late last season and will come into the team on a three-point average.
Manager Connor Dugard said: “There were quite a few clubs after him. There are three really good ‘three pointers’ around and Jason is one of them. This is great news for the club.
“We were delighted to be able to welcome him into the club in the autumn and get him involved.
“We are now looking forward to working with him to develop his career. This is a good move for both parties.”