BIRMINGHAM Brummies Speedway have announced this week that Adam Kirby has been confirmed as the club’s final team member for the 2015 season.
Kirby has experience in the National League with Stoke Potters and Kent Kings and the Brummies believe he will be an important member of the team this season.
Former team manager Phil Morris has put the side together before taking up his prestigious position as FIM Race Director for the Speedway World Cup and Grand Prix series.
And Brummies promoter Tony Mole believes he has done a first class job.
He said: “We are pleased to have our team completed and my sincere thanks go to Phil for all his hard work.
“He has shown what a gentleman he is and his in-depth knowledge of the sport has shone through in his team building on our behalf.
“I’d like to welcome Adam Kirby to the club and wish him well for a successful season in the famous yellow and red race jacket. He has shown on occasions what he is truly capable of and we hope he can find some consistency within the Birmingham team.”
Elsewhere, Brummies young gun Zach Wajtknecht has gained more recognition for his spectacular 2014 campaign having scooped a prestigious award.
The talented teenager, who will make his National League bow with Birmingham in 2015, has been announced as the winner of the 2014 Pinhard Trophy presented by the Sunbeam MCC.
The award is handed to the best Under 21 sporting motorcyclist competing under ACU or SACU jurisdiction, and Wajtknecht will collect the giant three gallon cup at the ACU Awards Dinner on January 24.
The 16-year-old was runner-up for the award in 2013, but having retained the Junior Grasstrack World Championship and triumphed in the ACU British 250cc Grasstrack Championship he fended off stern competition to go one better this time around.
It is worthy reward for the magnificent achievements of Wajtknecht before he prepares to embark upon his career on the shale with the Brummies in 2015 and he was delighted to learn of his success.
Wajtknecht said: £I’m over the moon with winning the Trophy. It’s a great way to top off a fantastic season in both youth and adult racing, which I wouldn’t have managed without the help of my family, Jane and Dave Lord, Paul Dummett and Paul Hurry.”
Brummies will held their annual sponsors and season ticket night on Wednesday which was open to all 2014 season ticket holders who only saw half a season for their money when the club closed down in July.
There were guest appearances from Tony Mole, riders and the new team manager was announced.
Read next week’s Observer to find out who will lead the Brummies in 2015.