Buxton number one Robert Branford is to return to lead their 2012 National League challenge.
Branford will go into his third season for the Hitmen and will also race at Premier League level for Redcar.
"I'm looking forward to the season ahead, and I am the most pumped I think I've ever been," Branford said.
"I'm very happy to have another season at Buxton. The place is like home to me now and I really want to help get the team back on top like the 2010 season."