Double-header sees King’s Lynn Stars Elite and National League sides seek success

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King’s Lynn Stars host a double-header tonight (Wednesday, April 13) as both the club’s Elite and National League sides go in search of important victories (7.30).

The Roger Warnes Transport Stars go head-to-head with the Coventry Bees in the top flight before the Stebbings Car Superstore Young Stars take to the track for the first time in 2016 against the Stoke Potters in the third tier.

It means a bumper 30-heats of action at the Adrian Flux Arena and co-promoter Dale Allitt is anticipating an entertaining night of speedway.

“We’ve got two really attractive looking fixtures and not only is it important for both King’s Lynn sides to get back on track but it’s also imperative both sides pick up a win as well,” he said.

“From the Stars point of view, we feel that it’s vitally important that we bounce back at the first attempt from our defeat against Belle Vue a couple of weeks ago.

“We know we’re a far better team than we were that night and we’re looking for a response.

“It’s often how you respond to defeat that shows the character within the set-up; I’ve always believed that you learn a lot more about yourself from defeat than you do from victory so it really is an important one for the Stars.

“For the Young Stars it will be great to get on track as a team for the first time in 2016.

“Six of the side were with each other last year with just Nathan Greaves being the only new face in the team and I think that continuity can play a part in our chances this season.

“Stoke have got a few capable riders but the Young Stars want to get off to a winning start and I think we’re in for a great night of speedway.”

The Stars are at full strength against the Bees who include Great Britain representatives Chris Harris and Danny King alongside former World No.2 Krzysztof Kasprzak.

The Young Stars hand a debut to 18-year-old Nathan Greaves who made the winter switch from Cradley while Stoke include former British Under-21 Champion Ben Wilson and experienced campaigner Tony Atkin in their septet.

Admission prices for all 30 heats are £19 adults, £16 concessions, £5 juniors while children go FREE!

However, any fans who don’t wish to stay for the National League clash will be given a voucher on exit to get a free programme at the next Elite League meeting.

Stars: Niels-Kristian Iversen, Kai Huckenbeck, Rory Schlein, Mads Korneliussen, Robert Lambert, Carl Wilkinson, Lewis Rose.

Bees: Krzysztof Kasprzak, Jason Garrity, Danny King, Kacper Woryna, Chris Harris, James Sarjeant, Josh Bates.

Young Stars: Tom Stokes, Shane Hazelden, Scott Campos, Josh Bailey, Nathan Greaves, Layne Cupitt, Ryan Kinsley.

Stoke Potters: Ben Wilson, Chris Widman, Shaun Tedham, Danny Phillips, Tony Atkin, Lewis Millar, Ryan MacDonald.