King’s Lynn Young Stars 40
Team Fritte 53
The young Danish touring side produced nine out of the 15 heat winners on Friday and in the end earned a comfortable win.
Team Fritte, led by former Lynn favourite Tom P Madsen, had 17-year-old reserve Jason Jørgensen top scoring with a “baker’s dozen” at the Adrian Flux Arena.
Lynn guest, former Young Stars number one Lewis Rose, pulled up on the line and immediately retired in the opening race. However Rose’s partner Ryan Kinsley emerged victorious to rescue a shared heat result.
The strong young Danes, embarking on a three-match tour, forged ahead when Patrick Bjerregaard and Simon Selch recorded the first maximum in Heat 3. Bjerregaard, the oldest member in the Danish party at 23, overtook leader Shane Hazelden on the first turn of the second lap and Selch passed Hazelden and Scott Campos by the midway point of the race.
The Stebbings Car Superstore Young Stars immediately drew level when Emil Engstrøm went through the tapes and took a 15-metre penalty, and Tom Stokes and Josh Bailey took advantage to post their first 5-1 on the restart.
But Team Fritte replied with two maximums and two heat wins. Lynn were ten points behind by Heat 10 so team boss Dale Allitt sent out home top scorer Rose – who finished with four straight victories – on a tactical ride and the Swindon reserve gated well to lead a 7-2 result and halve the deficit.
But Jacob Bukhave’s Team Fritte troops recorded two successive maximums to put themselves in a winning position.
Allitt said: “I think it is great that Tom has brought a team over to the UK.
“Development in Denmark is very good and it is something we as a nation need to be looking at. In the future I would like us take a team over there and do the same.
“I’m not surprised by the result. They’ve had a few days’ practice here.
“To be honest it shows the difference between their youth set-up and ours. It shows they’re light years ahead.
“We’ve got a lot of work to do in this country to catch up.”
Allitt praised club captain Rory Schlein who put himself to good use in the pits while making a recovery from a serious back injury: “Rory has come in and is helping.
“He’s taking some of the lads under his wing and giving them some help. That’s good for the youngsters.”
Young Stars: Lewis Rose 15, Ryan Kinsley 5, Scott Campos (C) 1, Shane Hazelden 6, Tom Stokes 6, Layne Cupitt 2, Josh Bailey 5+2.
Team Fritte: Jacob Bukhave (C) 10, Peter Karger 8+3, Patrick Bjerregaard 11+2, Simon Selch 7+2, Emil Engstrøm 1, Jason Jørgensen 13, Mark Frimodt Pedersen 3.
Lynn will host a double header on Friday, July 24 against Cradley in the National League and Buxton in the cup.