Kim Nilsson was voted 2016 Hammer of the Year at a successful Dinner Dance at the Park Inn Thurrock.
The popular Swede, who took 39% of the vote ahead of Edward Kennett (2nd) and Andreas Jonsson (3rd) was unfortunatley unable to attend, but sent the following message:
“So happy to be named as rider of the year for Lakeside. Thanks to all of you who voted for me to get the award! And thanks to my mechanic Ben Read, for making it possible for me to be the rider of the year!”
Addressing the future plans of the club, Jon Cook confirmed that talks were still ongoing and that a fans forum will be set up, hopefully before Christmas, when supporters would be brought fully up to speed on all plans for 2017. Cook also confirmed that team coach Kelvin Tatum would be taking on a larger role at the club from 2017.