Nicholls and King lead speedway British Final qualifiers at King’s Lynn

British Championship speedway semi final 'Tai Woffinden yellow hat ANL-150521-064933009
British Championship speedway semi final 'Tai Woffinden yellow hat ANL-150521-064933009
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Belle Vue’s Scott Nicholls and Coventry’s Danny King both qualified for the British Final on June 15 after finishing joint top of the standings in the semi-final held at the Adrian Flux Arena, Lynn on Wednesday.

The seven-time British Champion was declared the winner on the countback system.

Both ended the meeting with 11 points – three race wins and a second place each, but the deciding factor was a last place from the Aces man as King fell in his third race which relegated him to second in the standings.

Both make it though to the championship final at Wolverhampton on Monday, June 15. They will be joined by third place finisher on the night Leigh Lanham, Belle Vue’s Craig Cook, Swindon’s Kyle Howarth, reigning champion Tai Woffinden (pictured on the left, yellow helmet) and Scunthorpe’s Carl Wilkinson, who grabbed the last place.

King’s Lynn Roger Warnes Transport Stars rider Robert Lambert will now rely on a wildcard for the meeting after crashing out of the semi. The Young Brit was withdrawn from the meeting, which was delayed by 65 minutes after rain, after his second ride due to a hip injury.

British Semi-Final, Lynn: 1 Scott Nicholls (Belle Vue) 11, 2 Danny King (Coventry /Ipswich) 11, 3 Leigh Lanham (Somerset) 11 , 4 Craig Cook 11 (Belle Vue/Edinburgh) 11, 5 Kyle Howarth (Swindon/Workington) 11, 6 Tai Woffinden (Unattached) 10, 7 Carl Wilkinson(Scunthorpe) 9

All qualify for British Final at Wolverhampton on Monday June 15.

Other scorers: Adam Roynon 9, Charles Wright 8, Steve Worrall 8, Stefan Nielsen 7, Simon Lambert 5, Kyle Newman 4, Lewis Rose 2, Robert Lambert 2, Scott Campos 1 (res), James Wright 0, Ryan Kinsley 0 (res).