A WORCESTER-born speedway racer will tackle seven events in six days as part of a push for a record-breaking seven trophies.

Ellis Perks, who rode at Worcester Grasstrack Club from the age of six, could become the first rider in British speedway to win league championships at all three levels in the same season.

Riding for Swindon in the SGB Premiership, Leicester Lions in the Championship and Leicester Lion Cubs in the National League, the 22-year-old already has two gongs to his name this term, the Premiership Supporters’ Cup and the Championship Shield.

League titles are decided by rugby union-style play-offs with Perks beginning his marathon tonight (Wednesday, 7.30) when Lion Cubs head to Birmingham to take on Cradley Heathens in a National League semi-final first leg.

Tomorrow (Thursday, 7.30) then sees Swindon tackle Wolverhampton in the Premiership semi-final first leg, a meeting that will be broadcast live by BT Sport.

On Friday he heads to Redcar with Leicester in the Championship semi-final first leg followed by a double header with the Lion Cubs on Saturday with the second leg against Cradley (5.30) followed immediately by a Knockout Cup semi-final second leg against Stoke.

On Sunday all roads lead to Scunthorpe for the National League Riders’ Championship (6pm), an individual meeting that features the division’s best 16 competitors.

Then comes part two of the top-flight semi-final with Swindon, heading to Wolverhampton in the hope of bagging a place in a two-legged national showpiece against Ipswich to round off more than 900 miles on the road from his current West Midlands base inside a week.

Remarkably, it comes little more than a year after Perks had quit the sport and sold his equipment having become “disgusted” by the lottery of average scores forcing him out of team plans.

Clubs must build teams with a limited number of points based on the scores achieved by riders with strong form sometimes punished as bosses seek a bargain.

“Once you get yourself to a certain average and you don’t fit in it is a numbers game,” said Perks in an with Speedway Star magazine.

“All you can do is wait for something to click. When that didn’t happen at the start of 2018 I lost a lot of interest in the sport.

“Being a young British rider with ambitions to be the best in the world but no one wanting to give you the opportunity to ride was frustrating to say the least, not just for me but my family as well.

“From being a child this is all we have done. We have put in a lot of money, time and effort and when it gets thrown back in your face you feel disgusted for want of a better word.

“You think ‘how can it be that someone with enough talent to prove himself in multiple leagues cannot get a spot at all?’ You feel like there is something drastically wrong with the sport.

“I stepped away, gave up and took a break from it all. I thought if they won’t give me an opportunity why should I put anything back in? I sold my equipment and stopped following it.

“That was a bad place to be in because it was all I had ever known or wanted to do. I wasn’t sure what to do and I won’t lie, for the six to eight months I had without a team I felt lost.

“I went from job to job not knowing what I wanted to do with the rest of my life but opportunities do come up and when I had the chance to go to Peterborough (in June 2018) I couldn’t say no.

“It is in my blood and I was here the next day. I couldn’t stay away and that was when we decided to really put everything In over the winter to make a name for myself and certain that I would be on the radar to be signed for the following year.

“When the chance was there I knew I had to grab it with both hands.”

On his quest for triple title glory, Perks added: “It is a very fortunate position to be in and something that has never been done before.

“This is my fifth season in British speedway and the first time I have secured a play-off place in any league, let alone all three.

“It is great and I hope the form continues, that we can go all the way and win all three.”