LEWIS KERR admits it would be a “dream” to do a Championship Pairs double. 

The gritty Oxford star won the event a year ago in dramatic fashion with Redcar at Cowley. 

Now he returns to the scene of his glory but this time as a home rider for the high-flying Cheetahs with Sam Masters. 

Kerr, 33, said: “Winning the Pairs a year ago was one of the best meetings of my career. 

“It’s been a bit of a frustration that I’ve not won enough medals in the league.

“I’ve always wanted to do that and it was awesome to finally do it for Redcar a year ago.

“But I guess it would be even more amazing to achieve the same thing but this time as a home rider for the Cheetahs.

“It will be very tough. There are some pretty decent pairings in the meeting. But I think Sam and I don’t have anyone to fear. 

“These events are always so hard to predict. You need a bit of luck along the way but hopefully I can do the double. That would be a dream.”

The meeting also features the likes of Chris Harris, Josh Pickering and Ryan Douglas with all nine Cab Direct Championship clubs represented.

Oxford boss Peter Schroeck said: “It’s a quick format and one where the champions are decided by a single winner-takes-all race to round off the night which really appeals to the fans and wider public.

“We’re entering the meeting full of confidence and there’s no doubt in my mind we have the ability to take top honours. But it is a seriously competitive line-up, and no Pairs fixture ever passes without its upsets.

“It will be a great night of racing and we look forward to welcoming supporters from across the country.”


Glagow: Chris Harris & Benjamin Basso.

Poole: Richard Lawson & Ben Cook.

Oxford: Sam Masters & Lewis Kerr.

Edinburgh: Craig Cook & Josh Pickering.

Birmingham: Troy Batchelor & Justin Sedgmen.

Berwick: Leon Flint & Jye Etheridge.

Scunthorpe: Ryan Douglas & Simon Lambert.

Redcar: Charles Wright & Danny King.

Plymouth: Kyle Howarth & Richie Worrall.


Words by Holeshot Meda.

Image by Taylor Lanning.