LOCAL lad Kyle Newman was the overwhelming choice in today's Daily Echo online vote for Poole Pirates rider of the year. 

Newman's barnstorming season at reserve saw him poll some 60 per cent of the votes cast with heat-leader Maciej Janowski a clear second. 

We will bring you the winners from tonight's annual awards ceremony at Wimborne Road via Twitter tonight with a full run down online at the end of the evening. 

The event, held in the East Grandstand, kicks off at 7.30pm.