|SHEFFIELD SPEEDWAY MATCH REPORTS 2023|
|KING'S LYNN 'Stars' v SHEFFIELD 'Tigers'||Premiership R1||1st June|
|Ref: Dave Watters||01||02||03||04||05||06||07||08||09||10||11||12||13||14||15||S/h||Tot+Bp|
|1. Artem Laguta||8.00||1||2||2'||3||1||0||9+1|
|2. Thomas Jorgensen||6.24||0||1'||2||2'||5+2|
|3. Frederik Jakobsen||6.39||fx||1||0||3||1||5|
|4. Nick Morris (g)||6.64||1||0||1||ef||2|
|5. Michael Palm Toft||6.85||1||3||1||0||5|
|6. Kye Thomson||4.45||2||-||ef||2||4|
|7. Jason Edwards||RS||0||0||1'||0||1+1|
|KING'S LYNN 'Stars'||1||3||4||5||6||9||14||17||18||23||24||27||28||30||31||61|
|1. Tobiasz Musielak||8.24||3||3||2'||2'||3||13+2|
|2. Lewis Kerr||5.35||2'||3||2'||3||3||13+2|
|3. Adam Ellis||6.09||2'||0||r||1'||3||2'||8+3|
|4. David Bellego r/r||(5.80)||-||-||-||-||(8)|
|5. Jack Holder||8.12||3||3||3||3||12|
|6. Kyle Howarth ©||5.18||3||2'||-||1||2'||1||2||11+2|
|7. Dan Gilkes||RS||1||-||0||0||1||2|
The STARS were desperate to turn their poor start to the season around and had signed the 2021 World Champion Artem
Laguta. The move also included young Aussie Kye Thomson but meant losing both Krzysztof Kasprzak and the injured Josh Pickering.
The promotion provided 75 air horns and 150 whistles free to kids in an attempt to build the atmosphere. Imagine their reaction
when after 5 heats they trailed by 18 points! The Tigers were flying from the starts.
Dan Gilkes passed Jason Edwards at the end of
the first lap in heat 2 and Lewi gated in heat 5 but Tobi blasted high
and wide around the whole field to lead by the back straight but there was little or no passing on the
The Stars gated in heat 6 but Jack passed Thomas Jorgensen on the last bend of the first lap and he then closed in on Artem and passed him out of turn 2 on the last lap. The Stars took a 5-1 in heat 7 with Artem as a tactical substitute and another in heat 10 but they still trailed by 14 points on the night and 44 on aggregate!
Frederik Jakobsen won heat 12 but Jack led heat 13 and was joined by Tobi who passed Artem on the first lap. Nick Morris was leading heat 14 when his bike expired and Adam followed Tobi home for another maximum heat win and a 28 point away win. It seems it's back to the drawing board Alex!