JOE Alcock has joined Eastbourne Seagulls after his previous club Newcastle withdrew from the National Development League.
Alcock comes in at Arlington for Chad Wirtzfeld, who has stood down from speedway to concentrate on his grasstrack and longtrack career.
Manager Will Pottinger said: “Joe’s raced for Stoke for a couple of years, so he’s got some good experience in the NDL.
“He has a point to prove after being dropped by Newcastle in the Championship so hopefully we’ll benefit from that extra bit of fire in his stomach.
“He’s very keen to get started with the Seagulls and, as we’ve only raced two matches so far, there’s plenty of meetings for him to make an impact.”