Lakeside have signed British star Kyle Newman as the newest member of their 2018 SGB Championship side.

The Vortex Hammers are preparing for an exciting season after moving up into the second tier and have now signed Newman, 25, along with Nick Morris, Richard Lawson and Ben Morley.

Newman has won four league titles across the top two leagues and arrives at the Arena-Essex Raceway after spending last season with Ipswich.

Newman said: “As soon as we found out I wasn’t at Ipswich, I always had Lakeside in the back of my mind.

“I gave (promoter) Jon (Cook) a call, and it was all pretty much sorted there and then. It didn’t take long to do the deal and I’m looking forward to it.

“It’s always a track where I’ve gone well, so having that home track advantage should be nice. We’ve got some proven points scorers and a few guys with a point to prove like myself, so hopefully we can have a good season.”