Lakeside Hammers have confirmed their 2011 rider of the year Robert Mear will remain in the line-up next season.
The 22-year-old from Hertfordshire, who joined the Hammers permanently in May, averaged over five points a meeting last term.
The Essex club plan to announce their full 2012 squad on 4 January.
"Team wise we are almost there. We feel in good shape as fans will see when the full side is named," co-promoter Jon Cook told the club website.