Dream Team : Kevin Huggett
I have been going speedway since 1988 my first meeting was at Wimbledon and I supported them till they closed in 2005 after that I continued going to various tracks, Arena Essex(Lakeside), Rye House, Mildenhall, Plymouth, King's Lynn, Eastbourne and Isle of Wight.
This article was first published on 23rd May 2021
"As the promoter who recruited Ray (Morton) on his 16th birthday, I have only fond memories of him and his family. He was a cheeky, cheerful character brimming with personality and although he had a decent career I feel he might have achieved more.
He and his dad used to roll up to our junior training school days and meetings at King's Lynn full of optimism, and signing him was a no-brainer. In his first official public appearance he pulled off a cutback which was reminiscent of the ones Michae l Lee performed on Ray Wilson on his senior debut a decade earlier. Later as a nominated rider in the days the top-flight clubs first mandated use of a British junior, he displayed a lot of promise, never more so than against Belle Vue one time when he led namesake Chris Morton, then one of the world's best, for three and three quarter laps at Saddlebow Road.
Moments like that identify a rider's potential and had we not sold up at Lynn he would have continued to progress there for sure. Instead the new promotion allowed him to move on, after which perhaps he didn't quite fulfil his potential. Mind you, he enjoyed himself greatly and entertained a lot of people. When the Speedway Star ran a feature inviting riders to name their dream team, he chose me as his team manager. Smart boy. "
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