King’s Lynn Stars lose to classy visitors Belle Vue

Trucks R Us King's Lynn Stars Speedway Team - Troy Batchelor
Trucks R Us King's Lynn Stars Speedway Team - Troy Batchelor

King’s Lynn Stars speedway team slipped to their second straight defeat as they went down 50-40 against Belle Vue at the Adrian Flux Arena on Wednesday.

The Trucks R Us Stars experienced a night to forget as Craig Cook’s 15-point maximum powered the impressive Aces to victory.

The home side fell behind after five races and with just five heat winners they were never able to retake the lead.

Aussie ace Troy Batchelor continued his strong start to the season to top score for the hosts, whilst Robert Lambert also battled hard to offer solid resistance.

Kai Huckenbeck and Nicklas Porsing both won their opening rides but faded as the meeting progressed, whilst No.1 Chris Holder struggled to make an impact with the exception of a heat 10 win.

There were useful contributions from Lewis Rose and Josh Bailey, but the high-flying Aces ultimately had too much firepower and emerged with all four points.

The Stars will be back in action when they travel to Somerset next Friday, April 28 (7.30) before Leicester in their next home outing on Wednesday, May 10 (7.30).

Stars 40: Troy Batchelor 10+1, Robert Lambert 8, Nicklas Porsing 6+1, Kai Huckenbeck 5+1, Chris Holder 5, Lewis Rose 4+1, Josh Bailey 2+1.

Aces 50: Craig Cook 15, Steve Worrall 10+1, Max Fricke 9+1, Justin Sedgmen 6+1, Kenneth Bjerre 6, Dan Bewley 3, Jack Smith 1.