Talented teenager Max Clegg will enter his third season at National League level fresh off the back of a breakthrough campaign in 2013.

The Yorkshire-based racer started his career in grasstrack – winning the British Championship in his age class in 2005- but became a regular attendee at the Scunthorpe mini-track after it opened in 2007.

Under the guidance of former rider Wayne Carter at the facility, he became somewhat a specialist around tighter circuits.

Clegg finished second place in the 2011 British Under 15’s Championships aged just 14, and that result persuaded Scunthorpe Saints to offer him a place in their 2012 side once he turned 15 in April.

His debut season proved a roaring success, with Clegg claiming some notable scalps on his way to a promising 4.54 average. By the end of August, he had actually worked his way into the main body of the side – and scores of 7+2, 8+1 and 8+1 from the tough No.4 jacket saw him end the year on a high.

With Scunthorpe announcing they would not be running a National League side in 2013, Heathens duly snapped up the promising Clegg to line-up at reserve where he enjoyed a spectacular season – transforming from a raw reserve to a reliable performer in the middle order.

Clegg added over two points to his average to end on a 6.27 figure, leading Cradley to sign him as a club asset and promptly hand him a team place for 2014 where he will be aiming to continue his progression.

Clegg is also part of the new Elite league draft system and has been picked by the league newcomers Leicester Lions to represent them in what is the top league in England.